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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 5.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Mesa jobs have Increased by 1.99 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Mesa's cost of living is 1.40% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Mesa's population is 443,875 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.27 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Mesa is $172,800. Home appreciation the last year has been 18.80 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Mesa public schools spend $9,030 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 24.6 students per teacher in Mesa.

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Mesa AZ
Mesa will seem more like a neighborhood than an actual city. For those of us who live in Mesa, we typically drive to other places nearby to work, shop, and eat. Mesa... (read more)
Living in Mesa, AZ
Many people seem to find Mesa just an OK place to live, but for me it's entirely different! I absolutely love living here because the weather is absolutely gorgeous here... (read more)
Don't do it
As a well traveled individual, I can say the Mesa is the worst place I have ever lived. There is no sense of community, and the spirits of the people are awful. The drug... (read more)
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