In West Mesa, the median income and home prices typically are lower than other parts of the city and visually this area is less attractive. When talking to Phoenix locals, Mesa gets a wide range of reviews for housing, with comments ranging from ‘areas of concern’ and other areas with great home value. The livability rating for West Mesa is a 58. In east Mesa you’ll find more mid-level homes and more attractive surroundings. The prettiest and more scenic part of the city is Northeast Mesa. There you will find newer development, golf courses, thriving businesses and a wider variety of homes. Livability Rating for Northeast Mesa comes in at 78 with amenities at A+.Mesa Homes Prices average from the low 200’s to over one million with the medium prices between $300K and $400K.
Looking for Luxury homes for sale in Mesa? Some of the most luxurious homes for sale in Mesa are in the “Red Mountain District.” However, even in the nicest communities in Mesa, you will typically find home prices lower than in other Phoenix communities.
The City of Mesa and the Town of Gilbert to the south are the only municipalities that do not have a primary property tax in Arizona. The estimated city sales taxes paid is based on average household expenditures from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey applied to each city’s sales tax rate. Some cities have different rates for different taxable items. Mesa also does not collect sales tax on the sale of food for consumption at home.
Mesa is home to an array of educational institutions. Mesa Community College (almost 23,000 students) Arizona State University (ASU) Polytechnic Campus (almost 15,000 students) East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) Chandler-Gilbert Community College -Williams Campus - A.T. Still University - Northern Arizona University (NAU)-Mesa - Benedictine University - Upper Iowa University - Wilkes University
In Mesa, the focus of K-12 education is "choice." Both public and private schools offer an array of educational options for primary and secondary students including charter schools, magnet schools, international baccalaureate programs, numerous parochial, Montessori, and other options.
Noting- Public elementary and high schools in Mesa, rate lower than the three closest communities of Gilbert, Chandler and Queen Creek.
In 1877, Mormon settlers arrived in Lehi, an area on the northern edge of present-day Mesa. At the same time, another group dubbed the First Mesa Company arrived from Utah and Idaho.
More military personnel began moving into the Mesa area in the early 1940s with the opening of Falcon Field and Williams Field airports.
With the advent of air conditioning and the rise of tourism, population growth exploded in Mesa as well as the rest of the Phoenix area in the 1950s and 1960s. However…as late as 1960, half of the residents of Mesa made a living with agriculture but this has declined substantially.
If you would like more information regarding the homes for sale in Mesa, please contact me today for assistance. Michael Chaisson -RL Sotheby's International Realty 480-450-4632
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