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Mesa, AZ

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Nestled between Phoenix to the west and the Tonto Nation Forest to the east, Mesa has a growing population and it’s easy to see why. This sunny city’s downtown is known as “a square mile of unique style” and has plenty of residential neighborhoods to choose from. Home to the Arizona Museum of Natural History, the Arizona Museum for Youth, the Mesa Arts Center, and the Mesa Historical Museum, the city celebrates and honors its history and has an appreciation for the arts.

Mesa Apartments

$669-$2001

Los Arboles Apartments
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2

$824-$2490

San Melia Apartment Homes
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2

$826-$2346

Chazal Apartments
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2

$679-$3099

The Greens Apartments
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2.5

$840-$1244

Villas On Hampton Avenue
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2

$775-$1100

Solana Luxury Condominium Rentals
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Mesa, AZ is
Under 5 Years
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 7.92%
  • 7.11%
  • 6.48%
  • Female
  • 7.19%
  • 6.64%
  • 6.13%
$876
is average rent in Mesa, AZ
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 7.8%
  • 7.81%
  • 7.45%
26.84%
of units are available for rent in Mesa
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 8032
  • 619
  • 4013
Getting Around in Mesa, AZ

There are certain neighborhoods in Mesa that are very walkable, but to get around the city as a whole, most residents rely on personal vehicles. Biking is becoming more popular though, both for recreation and for commuting to work. It certainly doesn't hurt that Mesa is the host of the annual Great Arizona Bicycle Festival. Public transportation is available through Valley Metro bus services and light rail connects the western portion of the city to Tempe and Phoenix. For out-of-town adventures, the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport are at your service.

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"Car-Dependent"
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The average commuter time in Mesa is:
30 to 34 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.75%
  • 19.47%
  • 3.51%

Arizona Museum of Natural History

<p>Take a trip through space and time at the Arizona Museum of Natural History. View exhibits on the cosmos, dinosaurs, and the native cultures of Mexico and Arizona. Get a feel for what it would have been like to pan for gold, dig for fossils in the Paleo Dig Pit, and watch out for the flash flood of water from the indoor waterfall at Dinosaur Mountain! Whether you're into paleontology or planets, it's easy to become a regular at this fantastic museum.</p>

Arizona Museum for Youth

<p>Moving into that new Mesa apartment with little ones in tow? Introduce the kids to the classes offered at the Arizona Museum for Youth where they can build cardboard castles or create printing stamps out of fruits and veggies. They can take a stroll through ArtVille and learn through play. The Garden area exhibit lets kids play with Velco fruit, the Living Room is great for relaxing and reading, and the Performing Arts Center encourages kids to act out their own productions through dress up and puppets.</p>

Mesa Grande Cultural Park

<p>The city of Mesa is steeped in history and is home to many ruins. Mesa Grande Cultural Park showcases the ruins of the Hohokam people with a variety of structures built between 1100 and 1400 AD. Operated by the Arizona Museum of Natural History, the Cultural Park showcases one of two Hohokam mounds in the Phoenix area. Lucky visitors may find an authentic souvenir to take with them; in recent years, arrowheads and other artifacts have been found just below the surface.</p>