Livability Score

66
/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 (6) F
The Nile Coffee Shop
Coffee Shop
Jarrod's Coffee, Tea, & Gallery
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Hola Nutrition
Coffee Shop
Lava Cafe & Hookah Lounge
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Dutch Bros. Coffee
Coffee Shop
Black Rock Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
The Broken Yolk Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Swadist Cafe
Coffee Shop
Coffee Rush
Coffee Shop
Boba Tree
Coffee Shop
The Original Marketplace
Coffee Shop
Swig n' Sweets
Coffee Shop
The Street
Coffee Shop
Dutch Bros. Coffee
Coffee Shop
Bikini Beans Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Henhouse Cafe
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (19) A+
Piper Repertory Theater
Theatre Arts
Mesa Arts Center
Theatre Arts
Mesa Historical Museum
Museum
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
Museum
Pioneer Park Water Wall and Splash Pad
Water Park
The Nile Theater
Theatre Arts
OneOhOne Art Gallery
Art Gallery
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Attraction
Arizona Museum of Natural History
Museum
Ribaudo Fine Arts Studio
Art Gallery
National Comedy Theatre
Theatre Arts
idea Museum
Museum
Mesa Amphitheatre
Theatre Arts
The Millet House Art Collective
Art Gallery
King Ben's Castle
Attraction
Golfland Sunsplash
Theme Park
Frame of Mind
Art Gallery
Mesa Aquatic Complex
Water Park
Kino Aquatic Center
Water Park
AMC Mesa Grand 14
Cinema
Carson Aquatic Complex
Water Park
Shepherd Auditorium
Theatre Arts
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Stadium
Hohokam Stadium
Stadium
Zarco Guerrero
Museum
Food and Drink (70) C+
Broadway Liquors
Alcohol
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
12 West - Downtown Mesa
Bar
Tacos Al Carbon
Fast Food
Flor De Michoacan
Sweets
Smith-o-lator Cookie Shop
Sweets
Desert Eagle Brewing Company
Bar
HD Water Outlet
Beverages
Domino's
Fast Food
Helados Zacatecas
Sweets
Oro Brewing Company
Bar
Chupacabra Taproom
Bar
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
Bahama Buck's
Sweets
Dairy Queen
Fast Food
Filiberto's
Fast Food
DQ Grill & Chill
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
El Torito Hot Dogs
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Planet Smoothie
Beverages
El Pollo Loco
Fast Food
WaterMill Express
Beverages
Dulceria los Chiquitines
Sweets
Fitness (5) F
K’é Main Street Learning Lab
Community Centre
Mesa Metropolitan USBC Association
Community Centre
Esporta Fitness
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
Power Alley Training
Gym
Fitness 1440
Gym
Firebird CrossFit
Gym
Humanist Community Center
Community Centre
Free Heartfulness Meditation
Gym
West Mesa Community Development Corporation
Community Centre
Clubhouse
Community Centre
Jazzercise
Gym
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Gym
EōS Fitness
Gym
Rock Steady Boxing
Gym
Gary Knighton, D.O.
Gym
Onyx Athletic Performance
Gym
The UpLift Center
Community Centre
Bingham Health & Fitness
Gym
The Body Movement
Gym
Serious Results Fitness
Gym
The Yard Fitness
Gym
Y FIT Fitness Training
Gym
KinectAbility Athletics
Gym
Fit Body Boot Camp
Gym
Groceries (16) C-
Community Market
Grocery Store
Proof Bread
Bakery
Food City
Grocery Store
Mercado y Carniceria El Rancho
Butcher
MS Supermarket
Grocery Store
Super Carniceria Los Alamos
Butcher
Carniceria La Constancia
Butcher
Alpine Valley Bread
Bakery
Carniceria El Potrero
Butcher
Pescaderia El Puerto de Guaymas 2
Seafood
Cardenas
Grocery Store
Swiss Oven Bakery
Bakery
Food City
Grocery Store
Tortilleria y Carniceria Linda
Butcher
El Super
Grocery Store
Bashas'
Grocery Store
Grandma's Kitchen
Bakery
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Fry's Food and Drug
Grocery Store
Quick Cash Market
Grocery Store
Shamy Market & Bakery
Grocery Store
Food City
Grocery Store
Mercado Y Carniceria El Rancho
Grocery Store
Fry's Food and Drug
Grocery Store
La Guadalupana Bakery
Bakery
Parks (130) A+
Stapley Park
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Playground
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Gateway Park
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Sagebrush Park
Park
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Eagles Park
Park
Pioneer Park
Park
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Park
Shops (166) A+
Circle K
Convenience Store
Nick's Furniture
Furniture
Taylor's Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Di's Hair Salon
Hairdresser
As Is Mesa Unique Outlet Store
Furniture
Pure Life Salon
Hairdresser
Irmas 62 Barber Salon
Hairdresser
Mr. Nickel City
Clothing
The Store
Gift Shop
Balistic Boutique
Hairdresser
Le Studio
Hairdresser
We-Cycle-USA
Bicycle
Jordan's Refurbishing
Furniture
The Boutique
Clothing
Antique Plaza
Furniture
PAST Vintage Shop
Furniture
Phoenix Motor Leathers
Clothing
Armand's Finishes
Furniture
Pomeroy's Men's Stores
Clothing
Buckhorn Vintage
Furniture
Crismon's Flowers
Florist
Latino's Barbershop
Hairdresser
Dasha Nails & Spa
Beauty
Blossom
Clothing
El Herradero Western Wear
Clothing
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 3.4% take public transportation in West Central.
Public Transit Stops (86)
Stops & Stations
A+
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Mesa Dr/ Main St
Transit Station
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Center/ Main St
Transit Station
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Mesa Railroad Station
Transit Station
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Mesa Drive/Southern
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Southern/Mesa Drive
Bus Stop
Southern/Pasadena
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Southern/Sirrine
Bus Stop
Southern/Mesa Drive
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
3.4%
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in West Central is 89/100 - which is 11% lower than Arizona.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
B+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
C+
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crime F

West Central crime rates are 4,744 per 100k, which is 91% higher than Arizona
Property Crime
3,872 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
872 crimes per 100k
F
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employment F

The median income in West Central is $38,678 - which is 25% lower than Arizona.
Med. Household Income
$38,678
F
Unemployment Rate
6.2%
F
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health F

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (41)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A
Valleywise Community Health Center – Mesa
Clinic
Mesa Fire Station 201
Fire Station
Clinica La Familia Mesa
Clinic
Ramon Esquerdo NMD
Clinic
Mesa Police Central Station
Police
Mesa Police Department Headquarters
Police
Mesa Fire Station 202
Fire Station
Maximum Health & Wellness Center
Clinic
Western Dental
Dentist
Clinica Carmel
Clinic
Comfort Dental
Dentist
Accident Doctors
Clinic
KPC Promise Hospital of Phoenix
Hospital
Collective Wellness
Clinic
Carranza Dental
Dentist
Banner Health Children's Clinic
Clinic
Dentistry for Children
Dentist
Dental Brothers
Dentist
TASC Inc
Clinic
Mi Doctora by MomDoc
Clinic
Medical Pigmentation LLC
Clinic
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Terros Health
Clinic
Wright Orthodontics
Dentist
Clinica Medica del Sol
Clinic
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing B-

West Central home prices are $115,836 - which is 35% lower than Arizona
Home Price
$115,836
F
Home Appreciation Rate
N/A
F
Home Affordability
3x (home price to income ratio)
A-
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schools D

The West Central graduation rate is 66% - which is 19% lower than Arizona
School Test Scores
36%
F
High School Grad. Rates
66%
F
Elementary Schools (24) A+
New Horizon School For The Performing Arts
Franklin West Elementary
Lincoln Elementary School
Mesa Arts Academy
Lowell Elementary School
Holmes Elementary School
Queen Of Peace Catholic School
Burke Basic School
Step Up School
Dobson-Montessori School
Concordia Charter School
Edison Elementary School
Sequoia Choice School Arizona Distance Learning School
Edkey Inc. - Sequoia Deaf School
Lindbergh Elementary School
Sequoia Elementary School
Powell Junior High School
Redbird Elementary School
Christ The King School
Eisenhower Center For Innovation
Guerrero Elementary School
Eagle College Preparatory School- Mesa
Mesa Transitional Learning Center
Franklin East Elementary School
Longfellow Elementary School
High Schools (9) D-
Heritage Academy
Evit - Mesa Junior High
Dobson-Montessori School
Sequoia Choice School Arizona Distance Learning School
Edkey Inc. - Sequoia Deaf School
Sequoia Secondary School
East Valley Academy
Mesa Transitional Learning Center
Evit - Kino Junior High
Mesa High School
Redeemer Christian School
Carson Junior High School
Learning Foundation
Pinnacle Charter High School
Mesa Distance Learning Program
Academy With Community Partners
Westwood High School
Evit - Westwood High School
Evit - Carson Jr. High School
Evit - Brimhall Jr. High School
Evit - Powell Jr. High School
Evit - East Valley Institute Of Technology
Evit - Mesa High School
Eduprize School Gilbert
Evit - Poston Junior High
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ratings B

West Central has an overall rating of 72% from 6 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (5)
From AreaVibes
F
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West Central Mesa - The Neighborhood for You? 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jun 10, 2014) I lived in West Central Mesa for a couple years, and there were some things that I liked about it and a few things that I did not. What I enjoyed about living there was that there were lots of local amenities. This included the Mesa Arts Center, which provides you with performing ...Read More and visual arts. Not to mention, the Mesa Arts Center is aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. The $95 million studio offers some of the best performances in the region, and the staff are super friendly and helpful. Another place to check out would be Golfland Sunsplash. You can cool off at their wonderful water park. There are over 30 attractions at Golfland Sunsplash that include mini golf, race cars, laser tag, bumper boats and pizza. Additionally, you might also want to visit the Superstition Farm. It is a great place to learn about dairy farming and the farm has more than 1,000 dairy cows.

One of the most authentic Mexican restaurants in Mesa would be the Tortas La Presa restaurant. West Central Mesa was ranked as the number five neighborhood in Mesa, and they received the honor of number 111 in all of Arizona. The sunny weather and stable housing market make this a neighborhood worth looking into. Another one of the benefits of this neighborhood is that you have a relatively low cost of living. One of the best nightlife hotspots here would be Hollywood Alley. It is a 21 and older club that has been offering live music for nearly 25 years. It has a great dive bar and numerous well known bands have played here.

West Central Mesa offers a wide selection of housing options. This includes the classic 10-unit complex to the gated community. One of the advantages of living in West Central Mesa is that you will be stunningly close to some of the best kayaking, hiking, horseback riding and camping in the country. There is something here for everyone. The area is steeped in rich history for the history lover, and you will find pools everywhere. The one downside is that the heat can sometimes be brutal during the summer months, and you want to avoid the Mesa freeway because traffic is often at a standstill even when it is not rush hour. The Fiesta Mall in Mesa would be a stupendous shopping opportunity that offers some of the more high ticket items. In general, I have found that Mesa has some wonderful places to go shopping. Read Less
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A Amenities

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

Parks

Stapley Park
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Entertainment

Piper Repertory Theater
Mesa Arts Center
Mesa Historical Museum
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
Pioneer Park Water Wall and Splash Pad
The Nile Theater
OneOhOne Art Gallery
Engine 2355

Food & Drink

Broadway Liquors
Jimmy John's
12 West - Downtown Mesa
Tacos Al Carbon
Flor De Michoacan
Smith-o-lator Cookie Shop
Desert Eagle Brewing Company
HD Water Outlet

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in West Central? Of all people who commute, 3.4% take public transportation in West Central.
Drive to Work
73%

4% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
3%

1% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
3%

1% higher than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is West Central 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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