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 35th 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.


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 Value*  $237,419 
 Average Rent Price (2 bedroom)** $1,267 
 Median Household Income* $56,835 
 Personal Income Taxes*** 2.59% - 4.50% 

 *Source: ESRI, 2019
 **Source: Rent Jungle, 2019
***Source: AZ Department of Revenue


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
 Arizona Cardinals
Phoenix Suns
Arizona Coyotes
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Chicago Cubs
(MLB Spring Training)
Oakland Athletics
(MLB Spring Training) 
(NCAA Sports)
Waste Management Phoenix Open


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.

Mesa Parks Outdoor Activities Adventure Guide


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.


Shopping Restaurants Drinking Establishments Nightlife


And so much more . . . 


Agritourism Day Spas Day Trips Entertainment


Events  Family Fun Golf
Native Culture
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Downtown Mesa Visit Mesa Arizona Office of Tourism Arizona State Parks


Higher Education Institutions

Mesa is home to more than 10 colleges and universities with more than 40,000 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, Mesa Community College, Chandler Gilbert Community College, and others.


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. 



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.