Mesa, Arizona 

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+9.0% since 2020

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4.5 / 8.5

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Best Places to Live in Mesa, Arizona

Mesa, Arizona is a vibrant city filled with activities and attractions for all ages. Visit the Arizona Museum of Natural History or take in a show at the Hohokam Stadium. Head out to Usery Mountain Regional Park and explore some of the most stunning views in Arizona, or stay downtown and experience Mesa's culture and nightlife. Whether you're looking for outdoor recreation, history, culture, or just a relaxing retreat from city life, Mesa is sure to provide it all! Regional center / Capital city - South-central Arizona in a low desert valley.
Zip Codes: 85204, 85201, 85207, 85205, 85209, 85210, 85202, 85203, 85208, 85206, 14 total
Cost of Living: 8.4% higher
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (no daylight savings time)
Elevation: 1107 ft above sea level

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Mesa, Az Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Pleasant winters
Air service
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.


The unemployment rate in Mesa is 6.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Mesa jobs have increased by 3.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Mesa's cost of living is 8.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Mesa's Cost of Living

April, March and November are the most pleasant months in Mesa, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Maricopa county flipped narrowly Democratic, 50.1% to 48.0%. More Voting Stats

Mesa's population is 528,159 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 9.0%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 24.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Mesa is Real Estate: $353,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.7%.

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. More Education

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Housing Market in Mesa

It's a good time to buy in Mesa. Home Appreciation is up 26.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Mesa is $353,800.
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Reviews for Mesa   59 Reviews
Worth a read before moving - 9/13/2021
I’m a native to Arizona and growing up here has taught me that people just don’t care, and the Mormon community is huge! It’s normal in the state of AZ for kids to start... Read More

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It's always darkest before the dawn. - 4/26/2019
My in-laws are huge Meza fans , it might be because their last name is Meza. We have our own Americaucasionispanic cultura.Thats pronounced... Read More

Beware of Police - 12/13/2017
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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85204, 85201, 85207, 85205, 85209, 85210, 85202, 85203, 85208, 85206, 14 total


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