Living in Mesa, Arizona:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Mesa, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked eight people living in Mesa what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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If you move to where I am at GIlbert and Main. You have the Lit-rail end of the line right there. Easy transportation. Good restaurants around too. Better fuel prices around in this neighborhood too.

Michael, says: 2023

If you’re moving to Mesa, Arizona, USA…
M is for Maricopa Community Colleges! Save money, get quality education and transfer to universities.
E is for Economy! The Mesa area is growing, with many job opportunities.
S is for Sunscreen! Sunshine most days of the year, so be careful.
A is for Adventure! Mesa has easy access to many fun activities, indoor and outdoor.

Jennifer, says: 2023

During the summer months the city of Mesa can reach temperatures up too 116 degrees, so visiting first during the summer might be a good idea before making a final decision. Mesa is overall and great place to live especially if your use to an area affected by natural disasters because while we have extreme heat in the summer it’s about all we encounter versus other cities.

Keyona, says: 2020

Mesa, Arizona, is one of the most conservative cities in the United States. There is a large Mormon population here. There are good and bad areas. For the most part, Mesa is a very nice city.

Rebecca, says: 2020

Mesa is a city close to Phoenix in the very hot state of Arizona. Anyone moving here should prepare for the brutal heat by purchasing hot weather clothes. It would be a great idea to also invest in sunscreen, sunglasses, and at least one floppy hat to protect your skin from sun damage.

Darlene, says: 2020

Having recently moved here myself, I am still learning the area. A few things I have learned are Mesa is quite large, it is a beautiful area, and it is extremely hot in summer. I expect to learn to love this area as I get to know it better.

know Arizona will reach temperatures over 100 degrees in summer. If you can’t stand the heat, Mesa is not the city for you. However, if you are looking for an environment that understands your autistic child, there’s no place better! Mesa just opened an expansive facility specifically designed for kids with sensory needs.

Destiny, says: 2020

Before moving to Mesa, one should know about the sweltering heat of the summer; however, the rest of the year is tame. If you can handle the heat, then Mesa offers a great abundance of hiking and biking trails through the mountains that are to die for. You would also find yourself welcomed into a very friendly community.

Melanie, says: 2020

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