Florence, Arizona

Life in Florence, Arizona, explained by people who’ve lived in Florence:

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Florence Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Florence?

  • The small town feel! (Jana 2.5 years)
  • Out of city. (Mary, 4 years)
  • It’s small. (Cynthia, 11 years)
  • Low rent. (Alex, 17 years)

Florence Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Florence?

  • That there is no car wash closer (Hunt Highway & Merrill Ranch) & no Sam’s or Costco closer – the Sam’s in Casa Grande closed. (Jana 2.5 years)
  • Not many activities to go to or do. (Mary, 4 years)
  • It’s small. No shopping. (Cynthia, 11 years)
  • Lack of business. (Alex, 17 years)

Florence Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Florence?

  • Dirt roads in our Jeep. (Jana 2.5 years)
  • Water park. (Cynthia, 11 years)
  • The town is super lacking in fun things, so I’d have to go with the pool. (Alex, 17 years)

Florence’s Reputation

What’s Florence known for?

  • The prisons. (Jana 2.5 years)
  • Prisons. (Mary, 4 years)
  • Prisons. (Cynthia, 11 years)
  • Prisons and Country Thunder. (Alex, 17 years)

Florence Crime

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

  • One of the safest cities in AZ. (Jana 2.5 years)
  • I think quiet, they know there are plenty of cops and jails waiting. (Mary, 4 years)
  • Minimal. (Cynthia, 11 years)
  • Low crime. (Alex, 17 years)

Florence Advice

Any advice for people moving to Florence?

  • Everything is about an hour, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa… (Jana 2.5 years)
  • Take care and pride in your abode. (Mary, 4 years)
  • Be prepared for long drives to get anywhere. (Cynthia, 11 years)
  • Be prepared to drive literally anywhere else for anything groceries, movies, shopping, etc. (Alex, 17 years)

Florence Stories

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

  • Going around downtown with our photographer getting our family pics taken. (Jana 2.5 years)
  • Meeting great people. (Cynthia, 11 years)
  • I’ve lived here most my life, it’s a good town but I wish it had a little more to offer. (Alex, 17 years)

Florence’s Future

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

  • I believe everything is headed this way as far as growth. We won’t even recognize it in 10 years! (Jana 2.5 years)
  • Probably get more expensive. (Mary, 4 years)
  • Big growth with highway coming closer. (Cynthia, 11 years)
  • I think the town might die if the prisons weren’t here. What kind of town has four gas stations and no grocery store. (Alex, 17 years)

Florence Facts

Any other interesting facts about Florence?

  • We just got our third stoplight. (Alex, 17 years)