Mesa is Arizona’s third largest city in Maricopa County with a population of roughly 450,000 people. It is located about 20 miles east of Phoenix and is a super living hub for families, however, there are tons of activities for singles as well. Mesa is ranked very highly for affordability, cost of living, and the values of homes are about 10.6 percent less expensive than the national average.
Mesa is home to unique museums, scenic parks, and activities for all ages. The Arizona Museum of Natural History, Usery Mountain Regional Park which is great for hiking, and Hohokam Stadium where games are held for the MLB spring training are just a few of the activities the city has to offer. Mesa has some of the best rated schools in Arizona as well including the ASU Preparatory Polytechnic STEM Academy and Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies. So whether you’re raising a large family or you’re single, Mesa is a great community to live in and a perfect place to invest in a home!