PHOENIX — With some Valley cities gaining almost exclusively high-end apartments during the past decade, Arizona is leading the nation for luxury apartment living, according to a new report.
StorageCafe, a subsidiary of Santa Barbara, California-based real estate data firm Yardi, ranked Gilbert and Chandler Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, among U.S. cities that built the largest share of luxury rental units over the past decade — and Scottsdale came in at No. 4.
The three cities — the only Arizona municipalities on StorageCafe’s top 20 list — were noted for the fact that almost all new apartments built within their borders over the past 10 years have been high-end.
In Gilbert, the more than 4,000 luxury units that were introduced during that period had top-of-the-line amenities as the city grew from 210,000 people in 2012 to 250,000 in 2022.