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Best Places To Live In Mesa, AZ

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  • Mesa, AZ
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 470,456
  • Justice for Daniel Shaver. Look him up. Seriously, don't come to this town. The police shoot innocent people here and get away with it. It was cold blooded murder of an innocent man with no
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score87
  • Dava-Lakeshore, Tempe, AZ
  • 6.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,124
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  • Cyprus Southwest, Tempe, AZ
  • 5.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,972
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  • Gilbert, AZ
  • 5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 226,832
  • We're a retired couple and we've lived in Gilbert (southwest of Lindsay & Germann, east of the irrigation canal) for 9 years now. Nearby are restaurants, shopping, parks, doctors and hospitals (Mercy
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  • Alta Mira, Tempe, AZ
  • 7.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,433
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  • Lindon Park, Tempe, AZ
  • 7.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: n/a
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  • Chandler, AZ
  • 9.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 242,131
  • Relocated here from Michigan a year ago very calm atmosphere here in Chandler. Insurance rates are unbelievably reasonable depending on your location searching for the right school for elementary and
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  • Duskfire, Tempe, AZ
  • 7.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: n/a
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  • Peterson Park, Tempe, AZ
  • 7.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: n/a
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  • Optimist Park Nw, Tempe, AZ
  • 5.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,150
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  • Optimist Park Ne, Tempe, AZ
  • 4.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,308
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  • Optimist Park Sw, Tempe, AZ
  • 5.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,122
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  • Evergreen, Tempe, AZ
  • 3.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,223
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  • McClintock, Tempe, AZ
  • 4.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,112
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  • Optimist Park Se, Tempe, AZ
  • 5.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 985
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  • Camelot Village, Tempe, AZ
  • 5.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,544
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  • Tempe Royal Estates, Tempe, AZ
  • 7.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,827
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  • Tempe Gardens, Tempe, AZ
  • 6.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 779
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  • Rural-Geneva, Tempe, AZ
  • 5.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,078
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  • Kyrene-Superstition, Tempe, AZ
  • 7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,456
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  • Tally Ho Farms, Tempe, AZ
  • 8.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 583
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  • Queen Creek, AZ
  • 16.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 30,849
  • queen creek has been split into san tan valley also, but they're pretty much the same. traffic was bad but has only gotten worse since they are building a new subdivision on every open plot of land, u
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  • Mitchell Park East, Tempe, AZ
  • 3.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 652
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  • Tally Ho Farms North, Tempe, AZ
  • 7.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 490
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  • Alameda-Campus, Tempe, AZ
  • 5.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 495
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  • East Rio, Tempe, AZ
  • 5.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 252
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  • Brentwood-Cavalier, Tempe, AZ
  • 5.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 492
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  • Broadmor, Tempe, AZ
  • 5.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,229
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  • Northeast, Mesa, AZ
  • 9.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 87,776
  • I lived in Northeast Mesa AZ for 15 years- from the time I was three until the time I was 18. My parents still live in Northeast Mesa AZ and I frequently visit this area of the valley to catch up with
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  • Central, Mesa, AZ
  • 3.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 72,445
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  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • 7.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 234,495
  • I've lived in Scottsdale for over a year and my girlfriend grew up here. It's catered very much to the rich and we are planning to move to a different part of Phoenix. We are down to earth middle class
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  • Mach 8, Tempe, AZ
  • 6.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,825
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  • Duskfire II, Tempe, AZ
  • 8.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 362
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  • Raintree, Tempe, AZ
  • 7.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 437
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  • Shalimar, Tempe, AZ
  • 4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 633
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  • Clark Park, Tempe, AZ
  • 6.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 510
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  • Deer Valley, Phoenix, AZ
  • 25.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 170,028
  • I have owned my home in the Deer Valley area for over 27 years. It sits in an area that literally had nothing around it in the 1970s, when my friends would hold drinking parties out in the middle of
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  • Southeast, Mesa, AZ
  • 10.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 108,201
  • When you drive through southeast Mesa the beige stucco homes with terra cotta tile roofs are attractive. The hot pink bougainvillea blooms cascading over the stucco walls provide a cool oasis in the hot
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  • Baseline-Hardy, Tempe, AZ
  • 7.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,619
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  • Ntna-College, Tempe, AZ
  • 6.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,884
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  • Estate La Colina, Tempe, AZ
  • 6.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 586
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  • Warner Estates, Tempe, AZ
  • 7.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 508
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  • Ntna-Canal Park, Tempe, AZ
  • 6.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 768
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  • Apache Junction, AZ
  • 17.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 37,775
  • I just loved living in Apache Junction, Arizona. As part of the Phoenix metro area, Apache Junction is a community of approximately 38,000 people located just outside of Mesa, Arizona. Like every city in
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  • Kiwanis Park, Tempe, AZ
  • 6.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,874
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  • North Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
  • 16.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 123,245
  • South Scottsdale is located in the southeastern portion of the Valley of the Sun. The ease of access to Phoenix, Old Scottsdale, Scottsdale and the multitude of cities that surround Phoenix has been
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  • Corona Del Sol, Tempe, AZ
  • 7.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 237
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  • Mission Ridge, Tempe, AZ
  • 7.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 195
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  • Sun Lakes, AZ
  • 14 miles away (City)
  • Population: 14,828
  • This is a quiet city, and there are a few places to visit. The neighborhoods are arranged in country club style, and there are plenty of golf courses. Each community has a fitness center, restaurant and
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  • Marilyn Ann, Tempe, AZ
  • 6.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 738
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  • Sandahl, Tempe, AZ
  • 7.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 861

Mesa, AZ: Great Place to Live for All Types

Mesa is the one of the largest cities in the state of Arizona and is a suburb located about 20 miles east of downtown Phoenix. Home to about 500,000 people, Mesa has a land area of more than 130 miles; locations are often referred to as being in East Mesa or West Mesa. It is a great place to live for families, retirees, and college students alike, with great weather, relatively low cost of living, and lots of restaurants, landmarks, and events to enjoy.

Residents and visitors like Mesa’s warm, sunny days and low humidity. However, temperatures during the summer can be scorching; the area averages more than 100 days per year when the temperature tops 100 degrees. Thousands of people from across the nation choose to relocate and make Mesa their home each year. The city enjoys a lower cost of living compared to other large American cities, with residents having a higher average household income.

Mesa is home to several large employers and institutes of higher education, including Arizona State University’s Polytechnic Campus. Mesa Public Schools is one of the largest school districts in the state, serving children in preschool through 12th grade. Several Valley freeways serve the area, connecting Mesa residents with downtown Phoenix and the rest of the Valley of the Sun.

There is a wide variety of fun things for Mesa residents to enjoy when they’re not at school or work. Every February, professional baseball teams journey to Mesa for Spring Training, welcoming thousands of fans to state-of-the-art stadiums. Hiking trails and other natural attractions beckon to those who love the outdoors. Mesa is a premier golf destination, with many highly ranked golf courses located throughout the city. The Mesa Arts Center is a cultural hub, with plays and concerts for those who love the arts.

When it’s time to get out of town, Mesa residents have two airport options available. Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport is one of the nation’s busiest airports with more than 1,000 flights daily; it’s located about 10 miles west of Mesa near downtown Phoenix. There’s also the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, a smaller, regional airport.

Whether you are a long-time Phoenix resident or recent transplant, there is a neighborhood in Mesa that’s right for you. We’ll give you our picks for the best places to live in Mesa. You can also customize your search based on population size, home/rental price, education, crime, weather, and more to find the best place in Mesa.