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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$168,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$907
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

Mesa Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    274
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    51
    41
  • Robbery
    94
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    408
    500
  • Theft
    1,757
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    180
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,615
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

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Lived in Mesa, AZ between 2002-2010. I attended elementary, junior high, and high school in the central/east area of the city. Public transportation was excellent, I always commuted using the city bus. There are many new restaurants and shopping centers surrounding the area, as well as parks and recreation centers. Before I left out of state I noticed the potential Mesa, Arizona has to offer, the city keeps growing! Overall my experience being a resident was great, I would definitely recommend Mesa a city to live in, whether you are seeking to buy a house and raise a family, or a young college student looking for new and adventurous experiences in this valley of the sun.
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I have been living in Mesa, Az my whole life. It is a really big part of my life. There is always so many new adventures to do around here. Whether if it is a walk to the park or going to a sports games. Sports is a huge part around here. Little kids start to play sports and it just later turns into a hobby for them and becomes a routine for many of us. The cost of living here is not as expensive as many other cities around Mesa. Whether you rent or you own a home, it is not as expensive. Schools are average but get the job done. It is a place where kids enjoy to go. There is always a new adventure!
I love Mesa! There are fun things to do here or in nearby cities. I love seeing the beautiful Superstition Mountains as I drive around. Being part of the Phoenix Metropolitan area is wonderful because I am close to many sports, jobs, outdoor activities, and much more. Mesa is a very wide city with many different areas. I have always lived in areas where I feel safe. However, there are some areas I would not like to live in. Overall, Mesa is a safe city.