AZ Housing Market Project
This visualization of the Arizona housing market was built by Laura Herman, Sarah Iranpour, and Bo Qian.
The goal of our project was to create a visual representation of the most pertinent information for purchasing a home or property in the metro Phoenix area. Users who are not familiar with Phoenix should be able to learn about the area and narrow their search based on price, supply, school districts, crime, and restaurant data. Ideally, users would have this information at their fingertips when deciding where to live or invest in real estate. They can then balance the factors personally most important to them and compare areas based on these features.
In order to accomplish this task we compiled data from several sources. First, we sourced real estate listings data (2014-2020) from a local Arizona real estate agent’s database. This includes home characteristics (sqft, bedrooms, bathrooms, etc.), days on market, listing price, and sold price. The school district data (2019) consists of the most recently available district rankings and number students from schooldigger.com. Crime data (2015 - early 2021) was sourced from the Phoenix city government site for each reported crime and location. Lastly, we collected data on food such as restaurants and grocery stores from the Yelp API, which shows current businesses as of the access date (early 2021).
Welcome to our visualization of the Arizona housing market! Please ensure your browser is zoomed to a correct level when interacting with the tool.
To use this visualization, navigate between tabs to view different aspects of the area that can help you decide where to live or purchase property in the Phoenix metro area.
The overview tab shows recent trends in price and supply of housing in AZ. The subsequent tabs show details of price, school districts, crime, and food for each zip code.
When you have decided on area(s) you like, all maps and charts can be used as selection tools to filter the page.