El Mirage, Arizona

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El Mirage Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in El Mirage?

  • Nothing. (Joe, 2 years)
  • It’s small, not a lot of traffic. (Danielle, 4 years)
  • Its less busy than the city. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Small town atmosphere. (Anonymous, 12 years)
  • Smaller city. (Roxanne, 13 years)

El Mirage Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in El Mirage?

  • Loud ghetto neighbors, speed cameras, and crime. (Joe, 2 years)
  • Litter, and crime. (Danielle, 4 years)
  • Crime. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Several of the council members Shapera, Selby, Delgado, Norton & Jones. (Anonymous, 12 years)
  • The city government. (Roxanne, 13 years)

El Mirage Things To Do

What are fun things to do in El Mirage?

  • Go to parks. (Danielle, 4 years)
  • Nothing really. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • The events the City puts on for free. (Anonymous, 12 years)
  • Parks, YMCA. (Roxanne, 13 years)

El Mirage’s Reputation

What’s El Mirage known for?

  • Being small? (Danielle, 4 years)
  • Crime. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Supporting Luke AFB. Supporting the cities own origins and the people who have lived here for decades. (Anonymous, 12 years)
  • Nothing. (Roxanne, 13 years)

El Mirage Crime

What’s the crime like in El Mirage? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • Everything north of thunderbird and south of waddel wear a ballistic vest. (Joe, 2 years)
  • It’s definitely up and more active than previous years. (Danielle, 4 years)
  • Terrible. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Very very low. (Anonymous, 12 years)
  • Mall petty theft. (Roxanne, 13 years)

El Mirage Advice

Any advice for people moving to El Mirage?

  • Don’t. (Joe, 2 years)
  • Pick the places without an HOA. (Danielle, 4 years)
  • Always lock your cars and park in the garage if possible. (Anonymous, 5 years)
  • Watch your taxes go up and up, the council members i mentioned above are doing nothing but spending money with out having a source to pay for it. Ask them how much of the contingency fund is left? you wont get an answer. there is no transparency that existed before. (Anonymous, 12 years)
  • Watch out for the traffic cameras, the water bill is higher than other cities and the stop lights are weird. (Roxanne, 13 years)

El Mirage Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in El Mirage (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • Watched a meth addict get tasered. (Joe, 2 years)
  • The time thieves crashed into the Walgreen’s to rob the ATM. (Roxanne, 13 years)

El Mirage’s Future

How do you think El Mirage will change over the next 10 years?

  • It will be the next Maryvale. (Joe, 2 years)
  • More development. (Danielle, 4 years)
  • Hopefully a new mayor is elected that can relate to the younger residents. (Roxanne, 13 years)

El Mirage Facts

Any other interesting facts about El Mirage?

  • 9 square miles is how big the city is. (Danielle, 4 years)
  • The like moving speed cameras each week. (Roxanne, 13 years)