Mesa real estate is affected by many factors. Factors affecting Mesa real estate include local and metro; demographics, economy, climate, education and lifestyle. Mesa, Arizona is a suburb of the Metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona and it is the third-largest city in Arizona. Mesa, Arizona is located approx 30 minutes from Downtown Phoenix. It is bordered to the north by the Salt River Indian Community, to the west by Tempe, Arizona, to the east by Apache Junction, Arizona, and to the south by the Gilbert, Arizona and Chandler, Arizona.
Mesa Real Estate Demographics
As of the 2007 American Community Survey estimate, there were 478,014 people, 170,023 households, and 111,871 families residing in Mesa, Arizona neighborhoods.
The racial make-up of the city was 85.9% White, 25.6% Hispanic, 2.6% Black or African American, 2.0% Native American, 2.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 7.4% other races residing in Mesa, Arizona
Mesa real estate households total 146,643. Of those, 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, and 34.2% were non-families in Mesa, Arizona. Individuals made up 27.4% of all households and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.41.
The population of Mesa, Arizona is diverse with respect to age with 29.2% under the age of 20, 7.5% from 20 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.6 years.
The median income for a household in Mesa, Arizona was $49,116, and the median income for a family was $58,303. The per capita income for the city was $23,600. About 6.2% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.2% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over
Mesa, Arizona real estate is comprised of 193,123 housing units of which 67.2% were owner-occupied and 32.8 % were renter-occupied.
Cultural Attractions in Mesa, Arizona
- HoHoKam Park - Cactus League spring training home of the Chicago Cubs.
- Mesa Arts Center
- Mesa Amphitheatre
- Mesa Arizona Temple, a large LDS temple, where an elaborate Easter Pageant is held every spring.
- Arizona Museum for Youth
- Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing Aircraft Museum
- Mesa Historical Society and Museum
- Arizona Museum of Natural History
Shopping in Mesa, Arizona
The Superstition Springs Center is a shopping mall in East Mesa. It features an outdoor amphitheatre & fountain which converts to a stage for frequent performances. Fiesta Mall is an older mall in west Mesa. It is located near several shopping centers, banks, and restaurants. An expansion of Fiesta Mall is planned. Mesa Riverview is a new outdoor destination retail center in the northwestern corner of the city, near the intersection of Loop 202 and Loop 101. At build-out the center will include of 1,300,000 square feet of retail space including restaurants and specialty stores.
Mesa Real Estate and Transportation
Several area freeways serve Mesa real estate, such as US Route 60, aka the Superstition Freeway, which runs between Apache Junction and Phoenix. It is also served by SR 87, Loop 101, which skirts the western city limits, and Loop 202, which traverses the city on the north and east. Public transportation is provided by Valley Metro with most buses running Monday through Saturday only. Mesa is connected to the METRO Light Rail at Main and Sycamore.
Air service in Mesa, Arizona is provided by two airports. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, located in the far southeastern area, provides an alternative to Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport. The other airport is Falcon Field located in the northeastern part of the city.
Education in Mesa, Arizona
Almost all of Mesa real estate is served by Mesa Public Schools; however, a small southern portion is served by the Gilbert Public Schools, and a small western portion is served by the Tempe Elementary School District and the Tempe Union High School District.
Mesa Community College is one of the largest community colleges in the nation , and enrolls over 22,000 full and part time students anually. The Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University near the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport enrolls over 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students in scientific and engineering fields.