Tonopah

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Tonopah is a census-designated place in western Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, approximately 50 miles (80 km) west of downtown Phoenix off Interstate 10. The community is near the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, the largest power producer in the country, nuclear or otherwise It is located on the Tonopah Desert. Many wells in Tonopah are warm, in the 70 °F to 95 °F range and many are hot; 110 °F to 120 °F wells are common. Prior to being called Tonopah, the settlement was known as Lone Peak. The area is also known to have been inhabited by groups of people for resource gathering area of the Hohokam, Patayan, and Yavapai Indians. In November 2017, media outlets reported that a company associated with billionaire Bill Gates purchased 24,800 acres between Buckeye and Tonopah for $80 million. Gates's company plans to create a "smart city" called Belmont on the site.

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To City Center
Q2 2019
MEDIAN SALES PRICE
$160.0k
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From Q1 2019
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$159.9k
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$141.9k
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$134.2k
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RATING* SCHOOL NAME GRADES SCHOOL TYPE
2 Ruth Fisher Elementary School Preschool - 8th Grade Public
3 Tonopah Valley High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.