Northwest

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A+ Northwest Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Northwest Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% lower than Arizona
Northwest
973% less expensive than the US average
Mesa
946% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Northwest cost of living
D+ Northwest Crime Total crime is 29% lower than Arizona
Total crime
2,42712% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4212% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-12%Year over year crime is down
Northwest crime
D Northwest Employment Household income is 1% higher than Arizona
Median household income
$51,8176% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$23,92420% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%9% higher than the US average
Northwest employment
D Northwest Housing Home value is 5% higher than Arizona
Median home value
$186,4371% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,0096% higher than the US average
Home ownership
54%16% lower than the US average
Northwest real estate
F Northwest Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than Arizona
High school grad. rates
84%2% higher than the US average
School test scores
32%35% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Mesa K-12 schools or Mesa colleges

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Compare Mesa, AZ Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Mesa, AZ

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Dava-Lakeshore, Tempe878.51,124
Cyprus Southwest, Tempe8571,972
Alta Mira, Tempe849.61,433
Optimist Park Nw, Tempe8371,150
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Optimist Park Ne, Tempe836.71,308
Optimist Park Sw, Tempe827.41,122
Evergreen, Tempe825.11,223
McClintock, Tempe825.91,112

Best Cities Near Mesa, AZ

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Gilbert, AZ846.9226,832
Chandler, AZ8411.6242,131
Peoria, AZ8025.6158,677
Carefree, AZ7926.43,580
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Queen Creek, AZ7917.730,849
Scottsdale, AZ776.8234,495
Anthem, AZ7732.622,571
Mesa, AZ772.4470,456
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Northwest Mesa, AZ Neighborhood Review

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Community9/10
Nightlife8/10
Dining8/10
Shopping10/10
I relocated to the Northwest section of Mesa about five years ago. The neighborhoods are considered to be what is east of the Riverview Shopping Center. One thing I noticed about this place right from the start is the wonderful dining establishments. There are numerous entertainment venues and plenty of education opportunities. Because the city is so close to Tempe, it brings even more opportunities within a short dive.

The freeways system is good here, and it makes getting around this metropolitan area quick. Considered part of the greater Phoenix area, the freeway system is quite elaborate and well placed. I have no problem making it across town to my job in no time. Of course there are the usual busy times; for the most part transportation around here is a breeze.

Hope you like heat if you're moving to this area. The summers are scorching hot, because it is primarily a desert town. AC is a must here. However, there are plenty of places to off-set the heat. There are indoor sporting events, plenty of shopping malls and of course movie theaters. There are some outdoor activities too, for those who want to wait till evening. There are some water parks that offer free admission, and even a few of the schools are equipped with swimming pools.

Whether kid or adult, the Phoenix Zoo is a blast. Desert Breeze Park is a water park that is also a great deal of fun. Hohokam Stadium is a must for all baseball enthusiasts. The Cubs do their spring training here. There are numerous concerts and other community festivals held here too. Nature enthusiasts will love being close to the Tonto National Forest. It's a great place to hike, fish and just enjoy the great outdoors. If a person needs to leave Mesa, the Sky Harbor International Airport is a mere 30 minutes away. The 101 and 202 freeways make this easily accessible.

Those who are relocating to Mesa will find that it is a great place to live. Rental units and purchasing a house is reasonable here. Due to its centralized location, it makes everything convenient. The homes here are beautiful and have a Southwestern flair. The people are nice and very inviting. There is always something to do, so there is never a reason to be bored. Outside of the heat in the summer, it is one of the best places on earth to live. Northwest Mesa AZ Neighborhood Review
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Source: The Northwest, Mesa, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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