A new study by WalletHub finds Mesa ranks as the 15th best big city in the United States to live in and is the 4th most affordable big city. It is the only Arizona city to rank in the top 25.
"It's an honor for our city to be named one of the best big cities to live in. It comes as no surprise to me as I've always believed Mesa is the best place to live and raise a family. I'm thrilled that Mesa can represent the State of Arizona on this list," Mayor John Giles said.
WalletHub compared the 62 largest U.S. cities, with populations of more than 300,000 each, based on more than 50 key indicators of attractiveness. The data set ranges from the quality of public schools and life expectancy to job opportunities and property taxes. In addition to being one of the most affordable cities, Mesa ranks as 12th for safety, 18th when it comes to education and health and 24th for economy.
For more information, visit www.wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-large-cities-to-live-in/14358.
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About City of Mesa
The City of Mesa's estimated population is nearly 500,000 within an incorporated area of approximately 133 square miles. Total land area encompasses 182 square miles. The City ranks as the 36th most populous city in the United States, larger than the cities of Atlanta, Miami, St. Louis, Minneapolis, and Pittsburgh. Mesa is a favorite destination to thousands of visitors with more than 300 sun-filled days a year and average temperature of 72.6 degrees. The area's economy is driven by four major industries healthcare, education, aerospace, and tourism. Mesa is home to two award-winning airports, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Falcon Field Airport. For more information about the City of Mesa go to www.mesaaz.gov.