Mesa Homes For Sale – Mesa AZ
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Mesa, Arizona is less than twenty miles east of Phoenix. It is the third largest city in the state and the 38th largest in the entire nation, with population close to half a million people. It has a fascinating history that begins over two thousand years earlier with the appearance of the Hohokam peoples. They were a mysterious tribe of Native Americans who left behind a legacy of advanced technology and culture, including the miles of canals they created throughout the surrounding desert areas.
Settlers arrived in the late 1800s and were divided into two separate groups which appeared at almost the same time. There was a Mormon settlement created by Daniel Webster Jones in early 1877, and then there was the First Mesa Company that arrived at the same time, settled on the nearby mesa (flat-topped mountains) and restored many of the original canals into working order.
The city was incorporated in 1883, and was a major military installation throughout the early twentieth century. Today it is primarily a bedroom community though many residents make their living in nearby aerospace companies and in the enormous agricultural establishments too.
Mesa Arizona Real Estate Analysis and Demographics
There are around 146,000 households in the city with a density of around 1,400 homes per square mile. Where the pricing of Mesa AZ real estate is concerned, the average median value for a house or condo was around $218,400 (according to the 2008 census statistics), and the median gross rent was $867. Both figures are fairly close to the state-wide average, and this is the result of the many diverse neighborhoods spread throughout the area.
The city is divided into East and West Mesa, and it encompasses a vast length of more than 18 miles across the two regions. The area relies upon a grid street system, and this makes it very easy to determine if homes and businesses are located within the East or West portions of the town. Neither section is considered anymore “upscale” than the other, and both offer fine shopping, recreation, and dining.
Although the numbers of listings for real estate for sale in Mesa, AZ began to decline in 2007, those numbers have stabilized and have been increasing since the end of the second quarter in the year 2009. This makes it relatively easy for a newcomer to obtain a reasonable Mesa Arizona home loan mortgage for a property that is still priced a bit below the median average.
The population of the city is quite diverse, with 73% white/non-Hispanic, 20% Hispanic, 2.3% Native American, and 2.5% African American. The population stands at roughly 463,000 with 3,700 people per square mile. Of them around 56% are married, 26% never married, 11% divorced, 6.3 % widowed, and 1.7% separated. Furthermore, the median income in the city is over $51,000 (which is slightly higher than the state average of nearly $50,000), and the median age is 32 (which is lower than the state average of 34.2 years). The religious affiliations in the population are 43% Catholic and 13% Mormon. The remaining percentages include Southern Baptist and other faiths.
Where the schools are concerned, the city’s enrollment tends to meet or exceed state levels, and the city also has a higher proportion of residents with Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees than the state average as well. There are three school districts in the city, and these include more than 124 schools and learning centers. There are also roughly 2,000 college students attending everything from the Mesa Community College Arizona to the Arizona State University.
Things to Do in Mesa, Arizona
There are plenty of things to do in Mesa, Arizona including making a visit to the Mesa Mormon Temple which is a massive and popular destination. There is also the Hohokam Park, which is the home of the Chicago Cubs during their spring training. The Mesa Arts Center, Fiesta Mall, Mesa Riverview, the Superstition Springs Center, and Park of the Canals are all wonderful attractions as well.
The Fiesta Mall and the Mesa Riverview have both become popular destinations for visitors and residents alike thanks to their abundant shops and restaurants, and their excellent design. Additionally, the Arizona Museum for Youth is one of the most well-known arts museums in the country.
Naturally, there are ample Mesa, Arizona hotels and motels to accommodate the many visitors to the region. Around 36 of these properties have been ranked, under federal guidelines, as fire-safe facilities. These include properties within East and West Mesa, and range from upscale and luxury suites to traditional bargain accommodations.
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