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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Mesa

It has a lot of parks and areas to play. There are multiple restaurants and businesses less than a mile away.

I like that I have things near by. I can walk to multiple places and don't need a car. Lots of restaurants.

things i like about my neighborhood is walmart and target and grocery stores are close by so i can go and shop the sales at each store also very close to the resturants that i love and the movie theater is close by and also my son lives nearby

For a walk in the park. Also to watch a movie in the theater. Going for walks in the winter season. That's what I like to do with my friends in my neighborhood.

I live close to highway. I live close to friends. I live near grocery stores.I livenear the pharmacy.macy .

I like how you can talk to neighbors. And I like how everything is so close Most of the people here are nice

Who Lives Here

Mesa Demographics

Education

High School

36%

Associate's

38%

Bachelor's

18%

Master's

7%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

44%

3 people

21%

4 people

17%

5 people

10%

6+ people

8%

Household Income

0-50k

43%

50-100k

33%

100-150k

14%

150-200k

5%

200k+

5%

Age

0-10

14%

10-20

13%

20-45

34%

45-65

22%

65+

17%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Mesa?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Apr '24$1154$1312$1572$2225
Mar '24$1200$1312$1571$2240
Feb '24$1102$1272$1590$2325
Jan '24$1075$1287$1609$2287
Dec '23$1096$1287$1597$2175
Nov '23$1194$1335$1637$2238
Oct '23$1085$1300$1625$2270
Sep '23$1112$1355$1637$2350
Aug '23$1225$1350$1649$2351
Jul '23$1079$1337$1612$2442
Jun '23$1055$1333$1610$2505
May '23$1050$1320$1614$2350
Apr '23$1060$1332$1612$2375

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Mesa

Mesa Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

22%

15-30 Mins

41%

30-40 Mins

19%

40-60 Mins

12%

60+ Mins

6%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4242

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 132 of 240 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 191 of 240 renters

Percentage: 6363

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 164 of 240 renters

Percentage: 3232

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 141 of 240 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 159 of 240 renters

Top Scores: Retail, Health, Pet

Things To Do In Mesa

Top Score

Retail Shops

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

If you love to shop, Mesa is a good fit.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 26% more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We'd be gym buddies with Mesa.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 26% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's pawsible that your pets will fall in love with Mesa.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 5% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this Mesa is not too bad for medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 11% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Mesa gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 24% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. A standard number of coffee shops compared to areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Mesa.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 34% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Mesa.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 39% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Mesa.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 31% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 61% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Mesa Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 221 of 240 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 213 of 240 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 210 of 240 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 193 of 240 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 192 of 240 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 190 of 240 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 177 of 240 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 167 of 240 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 158 of 240 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 158 of 240 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 149 of 240 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 143 of 240 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 137 of 240 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 132 of 240 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 132 of 240 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 124 of 240 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 154 of 240 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 167 of 240 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 170 of 240 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 185 of 240 renters

Mesa Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Mesa

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

What You Need to Know

Renter Articles

All About

Living in Mesa, AZ

EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT FINDING AN APARTMENT FOR RENT IN MESA, AZ

Considering renting an apartment in Mesa? You'll find a growing city that's all about maintaining and promoting a terrific quality of life in the sunny East Valley. Surrounded by golf courses, parks and shopping centers, Mesa is the third-largest city in Arizona and has the largest school system in the state.
Located just east of Phoenix and Tempe, Mesa is rapidly expanding eastward to accommodate a burgeoning population. Warm weather, open land, a growing workforce and a positive approach to development have convinced retailers and light industry to call Mesa home. These are just some of the reasons the National Policy Institute ranked Mesa among the best U.S. cities for entrepreneurs, and why you should search for apartments for rent in Mesa.

MESA ATTRACTIONS

In Mesa, you're always close to work and play. You can ride a bike from your apartment to just about anywhere thanks to many miles of connecting bike paths and bridges. Visit the upscale shops at Dana Park, catch a play at Mesa Arts Center downtown, or head to Sloan Park to watch a Chicago Cubs spring training ballgame.
Discover for yourself why the future seems bright in Mesa. You'll find a place where you can grow as well as a wealth of available apartments for rent. ApartmentGuide.com can help you along in your search with detailed neighborhood information, maps and listings of Mesa apartments for rent.

MESA APARTMENTS AND NEIGHBORHOODS

You can find great apartments for rent all over Mesa, from the energetic downtown area and Dobson Ranch to the student-friendly Eastmark area, near the University of Arizona Polytechnic campus. If you're an outdoorsy type, look to northeast Mesa for apartments close to Robert Trent Jones-designed golf courses and Usery Mountain Regional Park.

INDUSTRY AND JOBS IN MESA

Thanks to quick commutes and strong job prospects in the healthcare, aerospace and technology industries, Mesa is a great place to rent an apartment. Some of the major employers in the area are Banner Children's Hospital and Boeing. What's more, the retail sector has exploded, accounting for some 14% of jobs in Mesa.
Opportunities for jobs in education have also expanded thanks to multiple schools and colleges in town, including the medical and dental schools affiliated with the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Mesa jobs are close and plentiful, and Phoenix is a quick 15-minute drive away--far below the national average for commute times.

FREE THINGS TO DO IN MESA

Check out downtown Mesa's 38 permanent sculptures, smell some of the 9,000 rose bushes at the Rose Garden at Mesa Community College, or head to the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch to glimpse local wildlife.

SPORTS IN MESA

The Mesa area is spring training central for major league baseball, with stadiums for both the Chicago Cubs and the Oakland Athletics. You can also catch Cardinals football, Suns basketball and Diamondbacks baseball in nearby Phoenix.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN MESA

Whether your kids want to ride a carousel, bounce on a trampoline or practice their art skills at the I.d.e.a. Museum, Mesa makes it easy for families to spend quality time together.

MESA SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Mesa is known for having some of the state's best schools, with a range of Montessori, charter and public school choices. For the best of the best, looking for apartments for rent in Mesa's northeastern and southeastern suburbs.

MESA'S NATURAL BEAUTY

If you can't wait to get outdoors, hike the Wind Cave Trail at Usery Mountain Regional Park, take your pup off leash at the Mesa Bark Place, or go for a ride on the Arizona Canal Path, the Dreamy Draw Bikeway and other bike paths.

WEEKEND GETAWAYS FROM MESA

Near tubing on the Salt River, boating at Lake Havasu and hiking on the Apache Trail, Mesa offers easy access to excellent vacation destinations. For unique attractions like the Tour de Tucson, the Tucson Rodeo and other sporting events, pack your suitcase for a weekend in Tucson, about two hours south of Mesa.
Here are our top five picks for a road trip from Mesa:

  • Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico: Some of Mexico's best beaches are a distance of just 220 miles from Mesa, about four hours by car. Pack your passport and go snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of California.
  • Grand Canyon National Park: Less than four hours north of Mesa, the Grand Canyon is one of the world's most recognizable and spectacular natural landmarks. Fun fact: The South Rim is 7,000 feet above sea level!
  • Flagstaff: Only two-and-a-half hours north, Flagstaff delivers a cool climate with skiing opportunities in the winter and leaf-peeping opportunities in the fall.
  • Sedona and Red Rock Country: If you're an art lover or just want to see incredible red sandstone cliffs, drive about two hours north to Sedona. Leave room in the car for a souvenir from one of more than 40 art galleries.
  • Sonoran Desert National Monument: See what makes the austere beauty of the desert so alluring at this park about 60 miles south of Mesa. Bring a camera and a tripod to catch a great shot of cacti in the moonlight.

FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN MESA

Finding a new place to live is a stressful experience. Be sure to use an apartment finder like Apartment Guide to help you locate your next rental property. Whether you're looking for a pet-friendly apartment or simply want an affordable place to live, we'll help you find apartments for rent in Mesa that match your needs.