Livability Score

73
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (15) A+
The Original Marketplace
Coffee Shop
Boba Tree
Coffee Shop
Dutch Bros. Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
The Street
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Lava Cafe & Hookah Lounge
Coffee Shop
Millie's Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Swadist Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Bisbee Breakfast Club
Coffee Shop
Bikini Beans Coffee
Coffee Shop
Gold Bar Espresso
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Jarrod's Coffee, Tea, & Gallery
Coffee Shop
Steve's Espresso
Coffee Shop
Xtreme Bean Coffee Co.
Coffee Shop
The Nile Coffee Shop
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Back East Bagel Company
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (10) A+
John D. Riggs Stadium
Stadium
Art Gallery AG 31
Art Gallery
Theatre Outback 29
Theatre Arts
Amphitheater
Theatre Arts
Brunswick Zone
Bowling Alley
Rhodes Aquatic Complex
Water Park
Fine Art For Bodies
Art Gallery
Golfland Sunsplash
Theme Park
King Ben's Castle
Attraction
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Stadium
Royal Craft Gallery
Art Gallery
Unknown Name
Water Park
El Cancun
Nightclub
Club Red
Nightclub
The Millet House Art Collective
Art Gallery
Desert Oasis Aquatic Center
Water Park
National Comedy Theatre
Theatre Arts
Ribaudo Fine Arts Studio
Art Gallery
The Nile Theater
Theatre Arts
Zarco Guerrero
Museum
OneOhOne Art Gallery
Art Gallery
idea Museum
Museum
Arizona Museum of Natural History
Museum
Piper Repertory Theater
Theatre Arts
Carson Aquatic Complex
Water Park
Food and Drink (78) A+
Jag's Billiards
Bar
Pizza Hut Express
Fast Food
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Drizzle Donut
Fast Food
See's Candies
Sweets
Subway
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Carl's Jr.
Fast Food
Wingstop
Fast Food
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
Jersey Mike's Subs
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
In-N-Out Burger
Fast Food
Jamba
Fast Food
Smashburger
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Endgame Bar
Bar
Ojos Locos Sports Cantina
Bar
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Firehouse Subs
Fast Food
Ike's Love and Sandwiches
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Ice Cream & Co.
Sweets
Stufrageous Stuffed Burgers
Fast Food
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
Fitness (23) A+
Heap Gymnasium 46
Gym
The Body Movement
Gym
Serious Results Fitness
Gym
Bingham Health & Fitness
Gym
Onyx Athletic Performance
Gym
EōS Fitness
Gym
KinectAbility Athletics
Gym
Fitness 1440
Gym
Los Altos Recreation Center
Community Centre
Firebird CrossFit
Gym
California Allstars
Gym
Box Out
Gym
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Gym
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Gym
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Gym
Gary Knighton, D.O.
Gym
Protege Performance
Gym
Fitness Fusion
Gym
La Casita Recreation Center
Community Centre
Mesa Metropolitan USBC Association
Community Centre
FitBody Boot Camp
Gym
BodyFuzion Fitness
Gym
1Stop-Fitness
Gym
Shred Fitness
Gym
Jazzercise
Gym
Groceries (20) A+
Korea Mart
Grocery Store
Asiana Market
Grocery Store
Tous les Jours
Bakery
American Discount Foods
Grocery Store
Shamy Market & Bakery
Grocery Store
Baiz Fresh Foods
Grocery Store
Food City
Grocery Store
Lotus International Market
Grocery Store
Albertsons
Grocery Store
AZ International Marketplace
Grocery Store
Swiss Oven Bakery
Bakery
Fry's Food and Drug
Grocery Store
Korea Market
Grocery Store
H Mart
Grocery Store
Paris Baguette
Bakery
Fry's Food and Drug
Grocery Store
Alpine Valley Bread
Bakery
Carniceria El Potrero
Butcher
SoJo's Donuts
Bakery
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Safeway
Grocery Store
WinCo Foods
Grocery Store
Safeway
Grocery Store
Hawaiian Style Bakery
Bakery
US Foods Chef's Store
Grocery Store
Parks (136) A+
Children's Center Playground
Playground
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Park
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Park
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Park
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Park
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Park
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Playground
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Playground
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Park
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Playground
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Playground
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Park
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Park
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Playground
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Playground
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Playground
Ehrhardt Park
Park
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Playground
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Park
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Playground
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Park
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Shops (153) A+
1-800 Flowers
Florist
Diamond National
Fashion
Target
Department Store
Glitter Box Nails Spa
Beauty
Metro Mobile
Electronics
Fiesta Mall
Mall
Shirts 'n' Things
Clothing
EyeMagination
Optician
Boost Mobile
Electronics
Circle K
Convenience Store
Name Brand Exchange
Clothing
Teazers Hair Salon
Hairdresser
Oak For Less
Furniture
Eyeglass World
Optician
Verizon
Electronics
Amish Furniture Creations
Furniture
Unknown Name
Beauty
Horwitz Vision Center
Optician
Boot Barn
Clothing
T-Mobile
Electronics
One Stop Nutrition
Nutrition Supplements
Big Lots
Department Store
Family Dollar
Discount Store
K-Momo
Clothing
Bellisima Nails & Wax
Beauty
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 4.4% take public transportation in Southwest.
Public Transit Stops (105)
Stops & Stations
A+
Southern/Sycamore - Mesa Community College
Bus Stop
Southern/Longmore
Bus Stop
Southern/Longmore
Bus Stop
Southern/1860 West - Mesa Community College
Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
Southern/Dobson
Bus Stop
Southern/Stewart - Fiesta Mall
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Southern/Stewart - Fiesta Mall
Bus Stop
Dobson/Southern
Bus Stop
Dobson/Southern
Bus Stop
Southern/Dobson
Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
Southern/Alma School - Fiesta District
Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
Southern/San Jose - Banner Desert
Bus Stop
Southern/Alma School - Fiesta District
Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
Southern/San Jose - Banner Desert
Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
Southern/Westwood
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
4.4%
C
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Southwest is 93/100 - which is 8% lower than Arizona.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
B
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
D+
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crime F

Southwest crime rates are 4,197 per 100k, which is 55% higher than Arizona
Property Crime
3,515 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
682 crimes per 100k
F
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employment C+

The median income in Southwest is $50,441 - which is 2% lower than Arizona.
Med. Household Income
$50,441
D+
Unemployment Rate
6.3%
F
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health C-

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (76)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Concentra Urgent Care
Clinic
Public Safety
Police
US Renal
Clinic
Advanced Fertility Care
Clinic
Simon Med
Clinic
Kidtastic Pediatric Dental & Orthodontics
Dentist
Banner Desert Medical Center
Hospital
Banner Children’s at Cardon Children’s Medical Center
Hospital
Arch Dental
Dentist
Family Dentistry LLC
Dentist
Suresh Dental
Dentist
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Greater Phoenix Periodontics and Implants
Doctor
Valley Perinatal
Doctor
Mesa Police Fiesta Division
Police
Desert Cliffs Medical Plaza
Doctor
Associated Retina Consultants
Clinic
Allied Universal
Police
Free Life Wellness Center
Clinic
Corebella Addiction Treatment & Suboxone Clinic
Hospital
True Care Health & Wellness
Clinic
Health + Healing Studios
Clinic
Phusion Wellness
Clinic
Wellbeing Dental
Dentist
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing B

Southwest home prices are $137,498 - which is 22% lower than Arizona
Home Price
$137,498
D
Home Appreciation Rate
-10%
F
Home Affordability
2.7x (home price to income ratio)
A
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schools D+

The Southwest graduation rate is 81% - which is 1% lower than Arizona
School Test Scores
37%
F
High School Grad. Rates
81%
D+
Elementary Schools (14) D-
Adams Elementary School
Washington Elementary School
Roosevelt Elementary School
Redbird Elementary School
Powell Junior High School
Eagleridge Enrichment Program
Alma Elementary School
Guerrero Elementary School
Franklin At Alma Elementary School
Dobson-Montessori School
Crismon Elementary School
Evit - Tempe Auto
Tempe Montessori School Ltd
The Aces-Tempe
Ward Traditional Academy
Mesa Arts Academy
Webster Elementary School
Sunridge Learning Center
Connolly Middle School
Curry Elementary School
Burke Basic School
Mesa Transitional Learning Center
Intervention Learning Program
Fuller Elementary School
Lincoln Elementary School
High Schools (13) C-
Evit - Rhodes Junior High
Rhodes Junior High School
Pinnacle Charter High School
East Valley Academy
Eagleridge Enrichment Program
Dobson-Montessori School
Edoptions High School Learning Center
Valley Preparatory Academy
Evit - East Valley Institute Of Technology
Evit - Mesa High School
Evit - Brimhall Jr. High School
Evit - Westwood High School
Evit - Powell Jr. High School
Evit - Carson Jr. High School
Evit - Dobson High School
Dobson High School
The Aces-Tempe
Mesa Transitional Learning Center
Evit - Mcclintock High School
Evit - Hendrix Junior High
Mcclintock High School
Pinnacle Online High School
Carson Junior High School
Heritage Academy
James Madison Preparatory School
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ratings A

Southwest has an overall rating of 80% from 3 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
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User Surveys (2)
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Southwest Mesa is the place to be 4 rating By Anonymous ( Jun 06, 2014) I resided off of West Guadalupe Road in Southwest Mesa, Arizona. I enjoyed the attractions, community experience, restaurant choices, night life, and available shopping. There are many attractions including the Mesa Arts Center, Saguaro Lake Trail Rides, Mesa Golfland SunSplash, ...Read More Arizona Museum of Natural History, Cactus League spring training baseball, and multiple golf courses.

At the Mesa Arts Center, I took advantage of the multitude of acts that came through each year. Namely, in 2014 I have already gotten tickets to attend Crosby, Stills and Nash, along with Lyle Lovett. My family and I frequent the Tonto National Forest at Saguaro Lake Trail for horseback riding. There are multiple desert trails, and all have views of the Saguaro Lake and Goldfield Mountain. We all know about the heat in Arizona, so the Mesa Golfland SunSplash provides my family some relief. In addition to the water fun, I have used the bumper boats, and arcade which offer games from the 1980's. When my family is in town from Ohio, I have taken them to the Arizona Museum of Natural History.

There are exhibits on natural and cultural history. My nieces and nephew stay interested the entire time due to the hands-on learning the museum staff offers. Personally, I love March, when spring training baseball is here, and I can go watch my beloved Chicago Cubs struggle. Although I do not get the opportunity to play much, Mesa does have two municipal golf courses. The Dobson Ranch Golf Course has 18 holes of golf, and the Riverview Golf Course nine.

When it is time to dine out, I recommend the D'Vine Bistro on the southeast corner of Power and McDowell. We like spicy food, and frequently eat at Los Dos Molinos. They have my favorite chips and sauce, as well as very thick, fresh, flour tortillas. A third suggestion is the Cornish Pasty. It has a coal miner theme, unique beer offerings, and about 30 baked meals, for instance England's version of a calzone.

I like to shop, and do so at the Superstition Springs Center, Shop Fiesta, Mesa Market Place. Yet the best option is downtown Mesa, where I can find an array of stores to frequent.

For night life, I like "Toby Keith's - I Love This Bar and Grill". I found the prices reasonable, and the atmosphere fun. Also, Desert Eagle Brewing Company has a good selection of beer. The one negative is that there is no food available. Yet when my son is in town, we always spend an hour or two catching up on our life while downing a couple of beers. Read Less
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A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Southwest? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Children's Center Playground
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Entertainment

John D. Riggs Stadium
Art Gallery AG 31
Theatre Outback 29
Amphitheater
Brunswick Zone
Rhodes Aquatic Complex
Fine Art For Bodies
Golfland Sunsplash

Food & Drink

Jag's Billiards
Pizza Hut Express
Jimmy John's
Drizzle Donut
See's Candies
Subway
McDonald's
Carl's Jr.

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Southwest? Of all people who commute, 4.4% take public transportation in Southwest.
Drive to Work
75%

2% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
4%

2% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

equal to the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Southwest a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Banner Children’s at Cardon Children’s Medical Center
Banner Physical Therapy
Mountain Vista Medical Center
Arizona General Hospital
Banner Heart Hospital
Banner Baywood Medical Center
KPC Promise Hospital of Phoenix
Arizona Spine & Joint Hospital

Pharmacies

Walgreens
Walgreens
CVS Pharmacy
Safeway
CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Albertsons Pharmacy
Safeway

Doctors

AZ Urogynecology & Pelvic Health Center
Arizona Maxillofacial Surgeons P.C. (AZ MAX)
Rollins & Petersen Orthodontics - Mesa
East Mesa Family Doctors
The Little Clinic
Greater Phoenix Periodontics and Implants
Valley Perinatal
Desert Cliffs Medical Plaza

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