City Profile

City Profile

The pulse of the community is primarily determined by the people who call it home. The Flagstaff region is home to more than 125,000 neighbors who have created a vibrant and welcoming feel. When someone decides to make Flagstaff home, they make a move for the quality education and medical care; opportunity to explore business and outdoor opportunities that make Flagstaff one of the desirable cities to live in the West.

Home to Northern Arizona University (NAU) with nearly 25,000 students, Flagstaff is a university town focused on quality education and research. This permeates through all levels of education with the communities focus on S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. In fact Flagstaff has been proclaimed the “First STEM City in America”. Flagstaff has 2 of the top 10 charter schools in the state according to U.S. News and World with BASIS and FALA. Reports Coconino Community College educates nearly 10,000 students in the community with a focus on professional development, AA degrees and undergrad transfer programs to NAU. With nearly 29,000 students receiving college education in Flagstaff, it’s no wonder that Flagstaff has the highest-educated workforce in the state with 39% of residents holding a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Flagstaff is the hub of quality healthcare services in Northern Arizona, with a Tier 1 trauma cancer at Flagstaff Medical Center. Flagstaff medical center is one of only 2 Arizona hospitals to receive the 2010 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Flagstaff is also home to multiple world-class cardiac, orthopedic, sports medicine and high altitude training facilities.

Flagstaff exudes small town charm with big city amenities like the Flagstaff Symphony, abundant dining and nightlife options, and diverse retail shops. Even with the big city amenities you will still find neighbors gathered on front porches, children playing in front yards and distinct neighborhoods.

At the junction of Interstates 17 and 40, served by a regional airport and a busy train depot, Flagstaff is extremely accessible to just about any point on the globe. With multiple daily flights to direct to Phoenix business and leisure travels have one stop access to domestic and international travel. Ideally located in Northern Arizona, Flagstaff is well suited for road travel as well, Flagstaff is within driving distance to Phoenix (142 miles), Las Vegas (252 miles), Los Angeles (467 miles) and Albuquerque (323 miles).