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Living Here

Mesa: Ranked one of the best big cities
in the United States to live in.
                                                              – Wallethub, 2018

As one of the premier cities in the Southwest, Mesa offers a diverse and affordable quality of life. And, being the nation’s 36th largest city and second largest in the Phoenix-Mesa metro area, Mesa has all the amenities of a big city while maintaining the charm and intimacy of a neighborhood community.

AFFORDABLE LIVING

Mesa offers the diverse amenities of a major metropolitan city, without the high cost of living. As one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing cities in the nation, living and working here is both exciting and affordable.

 Average Home Price*  $202,666 
 Average Rent Price (2 bedroom)** $1,020 
 Median Household Income* $53,446 
 Personal Income Taxes* 2.59% - 4.54% 
 *Source: ESRI, 2018
 **Source: Apartment List, 2017

THINGS TO DO

Mesa and the Greater Phoenix area offer an array of amenities and attractions. From the performing arts to major sporting events to unique dining experiences, Mesa has something for everyone.

Major Sporting Attractions

If you are a baseball lover, basketball enthusiast, hockey fan, or football fanatic, you will find top teams and excitement in the Phoenix-Mesa metro.

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Arizona Diamondbacks
(MLB)
 Arizona Cardinals
(NFL)
Phoenix Suns
(NBA)
Arizona Coyotes
(NHL)
       
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Chicago Cubs
(MLB Spring Training)
Oakland Athletics
(MLB Spring Training) 
ASU
(NCAA Sports)
Waste Management Phoenix Open
(PGA)

 

An Outdoor Playground

Located in the Sonoran Desert in the foothills of the Superstition Mountains and bordering the Tonto National Forest, Mesa is surrounded by a rich, vibrant, and natural playground. With lakes, rivers, hiking, cycling, fishing, camping, horseback riding, hot air ballooning, water parks, pools, and so much more, Mesa has an adventure to fit every outdoor enthusiast's appetite.

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Plentiful Arts & Culture

Throughout Mesa, you can enjoy an excellent array of first-class museums, galleries, performing arts theaters, and entertainment venues featuring world-renowned artists and performers.

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Mesa Arts Center Arizona Museum of Natural History i.d.e.a. Museum Mesa Amphitheatre

 

Shopping, Restaurants, Drinking Establishments

Mesa hosts thousands of top-level shopping, dining, and drinking establishments to suit the varied tastes of a diverse community.

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Shopping Restaurants Drinking Establishments Nightlife

 

And so much more . . . 



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Agritourism Day Spas Day Trips Entertainment
       


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Events  Family Fun Golf
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EDUCATION

Higher Education Institutions

Mesa is home to 12 colleges and universities with more than 30,000 students currently enrolled in higher education. These institutions include Arizona State University Polytechnic, A.T. Still University, Northern Arizona University, Benedictine University, Upper Iowa University, Wilkes University, Mesa Community College, Chandler Gilbert Community College, and others.

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K-12 Schools Districts

The City of Mesa is home to many of the best primary education schools in the state including four school districts and the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT). These districts tout average ACT and SAT scores that beat both the state and national averages. 

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ACCESSIBILITY

Mesa is part of the Phoenix-Mesa metro area with easy access throughout the area via multiple freeways, light rail, and a major bus system. In addition, Mesa has two airports - Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Falcon Field Airport - and is minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

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