Located just 20 minutes east of downtown Phoenix, Mesa is a big city in its own right. While it's technically considered a suburb of Phoenix, Mesa is the third-largest city in Arizona, with nearly 500,000 people calling it home.
So, why is Mesa so popular? Why should you consider looking at the homes for sale here?
- It's more affordable
Mesa's cost of living is lower than the national average -- meaning you'll get more bang for your buck here. In fact, the average home for sale in Mesa is much cheaper than what you'll find in Phoenix, Gilbert, Tempe, Chandler, and Maricopa County as a whole.
Whatever you do, though, don't confuse "affordable" with "cheap"! Many of the homes for sale in Mesa have jaw-dropping mountain, desert, and golf course views. (In fact, golf plays such a big role here that the most prominent street in Mesa is Country Club Drive -- which leads directly into the city's first golf course at Mesa Country Club!) There are also some very unique neighborhoods here -- like The Groves, where every home for sale comes with its own yard full of citrus trees!
- It's easily accessible to the rest of the metro
If traveling to Phoenix, Tempe, or Scottsdale is part of your regular routine, you'll be happy to learn that Mesa sits right off of both the 101 and 202 Freeways. So, you can rest easy knowing that your new home in Mesa will be centrally-located for both work and play.
- It's home to a variety of people
The homeowners in Mesa include everyone from young professionals, to growing families, to retirees. As a result, there are amenities here that appeal to virtually every age group -- including Spring Training baseball, archaeological sites, amphitheaters, and art centers. That's a big part of the reason why Mesa has landed on countless "Best Places to Live" lists over the years!
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