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Laveen is a suburban village/neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona. The village spans into two zip codes, 85041 and 85339. Portions of Laveen are an unincorporated community in Maricopa County. The area is in the process of urbanization shifting from farmland to city housing. It is located eight miles southwest of Downtown Phoenix at the joining of the Gila and Salt rivers. The city motto is “Where rural is a way of life.” The neighborhood is an upper-middle income neighborhood and is somewhat ethnically diverse. Laveen rests in District seven and eight of the city, both districts are minority-majority districts. There are not apartments or attached homes in Laveen, only single family detached homes make up the residential real estate. The city features good schools, low crime rates and a warm welcoming atmosphere for all. The neighborhood has a vacancy rate of 11.5%, meaning there is a variety of homes open for new buyers. From around 1870 it has also been home to dairymen and farmers. As a village grew it came to be named Laveen after its first postmaster, Walter E. Laveen. People of the Pima and Maricopa tribes also lived throughout the area. The community developed independently from the nearby larger city of Phoenix. This early independence was due to the running water of the Salt River that cut Laveen off from Phoenix. Prior to the building of the Roosevelt Dam there was only one connection point, a bridge on Central Avenue. In 1911, the dam was completed and it opened the possibility of multiple connections between the communities. The oldest building still standing in the community is the Del Monte Market. The market was constructed in 1908 and was the communities second general store. The first school opened its doors in 1913 on land donated by the Laveen family. Along with cattle and dairy cattle several farmers raised cotton allowing for some diversification in the local economy. In 2000, the population of Laveen was 48,021 and the population density was 123.5 inhabitants per square mile. In 2014, the village spanned 48 square miles, the median real estate price was $232,274 and the average rental price was $1,514. Public education in the village is provided by the Laveen Elementary School District and the Phoenix Union High School District. Local schools include Laveen Elementary, Trailside Point, Fairfax High School and Cesar Chavez High School. The community features two golf courses, the South Ridge Golf Club and Aguila Golf Course. Over 25% of commuters from Laveen car pool on their daily commutes. Homes for sale in Laveenare primarily 3-5 bedroom single family homes. Many homes, as much as 80% of them, were built after 2000. The second largest age group of homes was built from 1970-1999. For assistance in finding the home of your dreams in the village of Laveen call local real estate agent Calamia & Company at 623.810.9090.

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      Laveen Schools

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      602-237-3046
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      PK-8
      602-304-2030
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      KG-8
      602-605-8540
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      KG-8
      602-237-7370
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      KG-12
      602-237-9110
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      PK-8
      602-304-2020
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      KG-8
      602-237-7040
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      PK-8
      Not Available
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      KG-7
      520-550-4834
      Public
      KG-8
      602-285-3003
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      KG-8
      602-237-3046
      Public
      PK-8
      602-304-2030
      Public
      KG-8
      602-605-8540
      Public
      KG-8
      602-237-7370
      Public
      KG-12
      602-237-9110
      Public
      PK-8
      602-304-2020
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      KG-8
      602-237-7040
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      PK-8
      Not Available
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      KG-7
      520-550-4834
      Public
      KG-8
      602-285-3003
      Public
      KG-8
      602-237-3046
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      PK-8
      602-304-2030
      Public
      KG-8
      602-605-8540
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      KG-8
      602-237-7370
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      KG-12
      602-237-9110
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      PK-8
      602-304-2020
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      KG-8
      602-237-7040
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      PK-8
      Not Available
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      KG-7
      520-550-4834
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      KG-8
      602-285-3003
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      602-764-1100
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      9-12
      602-764-1100
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      9-12
      602-237-7370
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      KG-12

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