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      Living in Mesa, AZ

      Located in the state of Arizona, Mesa is a big city with a population of 470,456 people. With a population density of 3,409 people per square mile, Mesa is well above the nation's average density level. The majority of Mesa residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Mesa are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 17% of the population also speak Spanish. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Mesa might be a good fit as 73% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 62% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Mesa, Arizona could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is paramount, ensuring a secure environment for you and your family. Proximity to workplaces or schools reduces commuting time and enhances convenience. Access to amenities like parks, grocery stores and healthcare facilities contributes to a comfortable lifestyle. Reliable public transportation options promote easy mobility. A strong sense of community fosters social connections and a welcoming atmosphere. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, cost of living, commute, health & safety, education, you can easily compare the best places to live in Mesa and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Mesa to Arizona and the national average.

      With a livability score of 80/100, Mesa is ranked #1,286 in the United States and #3 in Arizona. Based on this score, Mesa would be considered a very livable city! Mesa has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. If we check out each of the categories on their own, we see that Mesa ranks well for cost of living (A-) and housing (A+).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Mesa on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants, bars, coffee shops and exciting entertainment options. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Salt River Tubing, Mesa Arts Center, and Golfland Sunsplash.

      A healthy real estate market serves as a key economic indicator. It could signify overall local economic strength, stability and reflects consumer confidence in the area. Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Mesa has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife, parks and proximity to public transportation are all important things to look for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Mesa is real estate affordability. The median home price for Mesa homes is $168,500, which is 4.7% lower than the Arizona average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Mesa, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.3, which is 5.7% lower than the Arizona average.

      Mesa transportation information

      Statistic Mesa Arizona National
      Average one way commute25min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work73.3%76.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.2%10.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.4%2.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.7%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.5%2.0%2.8%
      Working from home9.1%5.7%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Mesa, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).