Housing & Cost of Living
Over the years, Mesa has consistently been recognized as a
top city in which to live. Most recently, Mesa was named one of
the "Best Cities for Families" by Parenting magazine.
In addition, Mesa Public Schools consistently ranks at the top
of the achievement lists.
Mesa is also one of the most affordable places to live.
According to research conducted by Arizona State University,
resale home prices are among the top 5 most affordable in the
metropolitan area. The charts below provide additional detail on
the affordability of the Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale MSA as compared
to other major metro areas.
Cost of Living Index - 2nd Quarter 2013
Source: ACCRA Cost of Living
Housing Opportunity Index - 3rd Qtr. 2011
The Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) for a given area is
defined as the share of homes sold in that area that are
affordable to a family earning the median income.
Source: National Association of