Top 5 Neighborhoods in Flagstaff

The cooler weather is finally here! Did this summer have you thinking about buying a second home or vacation rental in Northern AZ? Record heat had many of us fleeing to the cooler weather and the demand for homes in Northern Arizona is through the roof. Take advantage of low interest rates and buy now so you are ready for next summer or even a beautiful white Christmas! Here are what we believe to be the top 5 Neighborhoods to live in Flagstaff.

Kachina Village:

Located just 10 minutes south of Flagstaff’s city limits, this is the perfect neighborhood for those in love with the outdoors. This neighborhood is home to several trails that are filled with beautiful ponderosa pine trees. You will also likely have many visits from the large game animals as well.  Escape the hustle of town and reside in one of Flagstaff’s remote, homeowner’s association free, affordable neighborhoods.

University Heights:

Just south of Northern Arizona University, this community features mostly single- family homes, some townhomes, and an apartment to condo conversion. This highly desired part of Flagstaff is one of the best places to live and raise a family.  This neighborhood was developed in the 1960’s in response to a housing shortage for professors of NAU. Streets like Coy, Moore, Walker, Gillenwater were named after prominent faculty members. No matter the season this is a great location for those looking for a second home.

Pine Canyon:

This community has a private golf course, luxurious modern craftsman style homes, and panoramic mountain scenery. Unlike other golf communities in Flagstaff, a golf course membership isn’t required to purchase a home within this community. From smaller condo-style living or townhomes to large custom estate lots and homes, there is something for everyone.

Downtown Flagstaff:

Downtown is most historic and centrally located district in Flagstaff. This is an area for those seeking an older home, close-knit community, an active social life, or just the convenience of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Downtown Flagstaff also offers one of the best locations for access to the urban trail system. Also, you can enjoy convenient access to the many festivals hosted downtown or at nearby parks throughout the year.


Off of Highway 180, just before you begin your adventure to the Grand Canyon, you will find the beautiful and scenic neighborhood of Cheshire. Close to many National Forest trails and Museum of Northern Arizona, this neighborhood provides a variety of different types of homes at an affordable range of prices. Its proximity to the San Francisco Peaks also makes it a popular area to buy a home especially for those who enjoy skiing at Arizona Snowbowl or looking to enjoy the close proximity to Downtown Flagstaff.

This post was written by Ashley Winiecki. Ashley loves helping buyers and sellers to find their dream properties in her home town of Flagstaff, AZ. Let us make your realty dreams a reality!