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Pros

-Pleasant winters
-Entertainment
-Air service

Cons

-Intense summer heat
-Growth and sprawl
-Rapidly rising home prices


What Bert Has To Say About Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area


Originally a resort city, Phoenix has grown phenomenally in the past 40 years into a full-scale urban center- largely made possible by the advent of air-conditioning. The Phoenix metropolitan area covers over 1,000 square miles. Downtown, which is fairly modest for a city its size, features a few skyscrapers, the capitol, government offices, and a few quality museums. Surrounding downtown are several large and fairly distinct city-suburbs, mostly built on a sprawling grid, in some cases separated by low hills. These include the large middle-class suburbs of Peoria, Mesa, Chandler, and Glendale; upscale Scottsdale; and the college area of Tempe which serves as home to Arizona State University. All areas are modern and generally lacking in historic interest, but keep in mind that Phoenix only had 100,000 residents in 1950.


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Quick Facts About Mesa


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Mesa is 5.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Mesa jobs have Increased by 3.17 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Mesa's cost of living is 2.00% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Mesa's population is 471,825 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 63.78 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Mesa is $206,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -11.89%.
    SCHOOLS
    Mesa public schools spend $7,490 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.4 students per teacher in Mesa.

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  12/13/2017
Beware of Police

Mesa police department is out of control. I do not recommend living here. They get away with killing innocent, unarmed, compliant people. Google Daniel Shafer.... (Read More)

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  12/9/2016
A poor place to live...

I've been living here in Mesa for the past 20 years or so and I can tell you firsthand it's a terrible place to live. Nice schools. Okay neighborhoods. They are closing... (Read More)

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  6/30/2016
HOT HOT HOT, long commutes to get anywhere, crime

Lived in Mesa, AZ for 18 years, having moved there from Iowa. Lived in the 85210 and 85202 zip codes, near Dobson Ranch area for many years, owned several residential... (Read More)

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