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Starting at $734
Updated 1 hr ago
Tuscany Palms
901 S Country Club Dr
Mesa, AZ
Studio
$734
1 Bedroom
$779
2 Bedrooms
$834
Cozy apartments with ceiling fans and custom wood cabinetry. Residents enjoy access to a billiards room, tennis court and laundry center. Have fun at nearby Mesa Golfland Sunsplash and Fiesta Mall. By Superstition Freeway.
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Starting at $729
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Village Green
1045 S San Jose
Mesa, AZ
Studio
$729
1 Bedroom
$861
Recently renovated studio and one-bedroom apartments. Extra storage, hardwood floors, ceiling fans and patios. Amenities include a dog park, grilling area, pool, tennis court and on-site laundry. Pet-friendly.
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Starting at $760
Updated 1 hr ago
Madera Point
445 S Dobson Rd
Mesa, AZ
1 Bedroom
$760
2 Bedrooms
$1,058
Madera Point is located in downtown Mesa, just minutes from the Metro Light Rail and Superstition Freeway. Units offer air conditioning, in-unit laundry, dishwashers, fireplaces and stainless steel appliances.
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Starting at $823
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Midtown on Main Apartment Homes
2121 W Main St
Mesa, AZ
1 Bedroom
$892
2 Bedrooms
$823
Luxurious apartments feature hardwood floors, air conditioning, appliances and walk-in closets. All residents have access to business center, clubhouse, community garden, pool and several sports fields. Located near downtown Tempe and Arizona State University.
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Starting at $875
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The District at Mountain Vista by Mark-Taylor
1304 S 105th Pl
Mesa, AZ
1 Bedroom
$875
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
Excellent location for commuters, close to US 60/Superstition Freeway and Signal Butte Road. Apartments feature ceramic tile entry, breakfast bar and spacious walk-in closets. Community includes clubhouse, fitness center and yoga studio.
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Starting at $889
Updated 3 hrs ago
Vista Grove
1320 S Val Vista Dr
Mesa, AZ
1 Bedroom
$889
2 Bedrooms
$1,086
3 Bedrooms
$1,416
Four distinct floor plans, including recently renovated options with walk-in closets, in-unit laundry and hardwood floors. Coffee bar and concierge in community. Within walking distance of shopping and dining. Close to Countryside Dog Park.
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Starting at $1,196
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La Costa at Dobson Ranch
1820 W Lindner Ave
Mesa, AZ
2 Bedrooms
$1,196
Granite countertops, refrigerator, stove, ice maker and garbage disposal. Breakfast bar, pantry, washer and dryer, large closets with mirrored doors, tile and hardwood floors. Swimming pool, hot tub, BBQ area and gym.
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Starting at $984
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Aventerra at Dobson Ranch
1960 W Keating Ave
Mesa, AZ
1 Bedroom
$984
2 Bedrooms
$1,037
Affordable air-conditioned units with luxury flourishes such as stainless-steel appliances. Pet-friendly community with basketball, volleyball and tennis courts. Right next to Dobson Ranch Golf Course. Numerous dining and shopping options nearby.
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Starting at $784
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Villetta
1840 W Emelita Ave
Mesa, AZ
1 Bedroom
$784
2 Bedrooms
$1,153
Villetta is located in Mesa, just off US 60 and Loop 202. Each newly renovated unit offers hardwood floors, garbage disposals, dishwashers and extra storage.
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Starting at $1,040
Updated 5 hrs ago
Avia 266
2354 W University Dr
Mesa, AZ
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,040
Ten minutes away from downtown Tempe and Arizona State University. Luxury in-unit amenities include patio/balcony, extra storage, walk-in closets and laundry. Community includes fire pit, pool, carport and 24-hour gym.
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Starting at $885
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Superstition Vista
450 S Acacia
Mesa, AZ
1 Bedroom
$885
2 Bedrooms
$990
Recently renovated apartments with fireplaces, walk-in closets, and patios or balconies. Pet-friendly complex features a pool, playground, well-equipped gym and multiple grills. Lots of dining and shopping options minutes away.
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Starting at $1,205
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San Posada by Mark-Taylor
2318 S Country Club Dr
Mesa, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,205
2 Bedrooms
$1,325
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
Great location close to Dobson Ranch Golf Course and minutes from the Arizona Mills Mall. Community has pools, spa, cabanas, and wet bars. Units feature plank flooring, stainless steel appliances, and washer/dryer.
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Starting at $960
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IMT Riverview
711 N Evergreen Rd
Mesa, AZ
1 Bedroom
$960
2 Bedrooms
$1,220
Large in-ground pool with sundeck and hot tub. The refreshed units feature all appliances and in-unit laundry. Conference room, clubhouse and gym. Pets are welcome.
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Starting at $940
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Del Coronado
843 S Longmore
Mesa, AZ
1 Bedroom
$940
2 Bedrooms
$1,080
Recently renovated units boast free cable, hardwood floors, walk-in closets and in-unit laundry. Cats and dogs welcome. Five shopping centers within minutes of complex, including the Fiesta Mall.
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Starting at $985
Updated 5 hrs ago
Pala Mesa
2433 W Main St
Mesa, AZ
1 Bedroom
$985
2 Bedrooms
$1,020
In-unit washer and dryer, covered parking, ceiling fans and accent walls. Community amenities include fitness center, swimming pool, spa, shipping center and e-pay. Easy access to 101, US-60 and 202.
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Starting at $874
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Genoa Lakes
3320 E University Dr
Mesa, AZ
1 Bedroom
$874
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
3 Bedrooms
$1,374
Luxurious community features tennis court, guest parking and pool. Units include a dishwasher, fireplace and walk-in closets. Situated close to shopping, restaurants, and many schools.
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Starting at $756
Updated 6 hrs ago
Terra Vida
150 S Roosevelt Rd
Mesa, AZ
Studio
$756
1 Bedroom
$764
2 Bedrooms
$839
Located on Loop 101 and close to Interstate 60 and Interstate 10. Recently renovated apartments with brushed nickel fixtures, colorful accent walls and private patio/balcony. Tennis and racquetball courts.
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Starting at $790
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544 Southern
544 E Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ
1 Bedroom
$790
2 Bedrooms
$965
A charming community located near fine dining and retail. On-site BBQ area, clubhouse and sparkling pool. Fully equipped kitchens, in-unit washers and dryers and lots of storage. Playground and plenty of green space.
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Starting at $805
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Sandal Ridge Apartments
645 N Country Club Dr
Mesa, AZ
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$840
2 Bedrooms
$805
Residents enjoy amenities like a playground, courtyard and grill, and onsite management. Units feature spacious closets, in-unit washers and dryers, and dishwasher. Located minutes from the Escobedo Historic District, off of Country Club Dr.
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Starting at $735
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Trails at Harris
1653 S Harris Dr
Mesa, AZ
1 Bedroom
$735
2 Bedrooms
$925
Next to Emerald Park and close to food options like In-N-Out burger and Trader Joe's. Units include plush carpeting, walk-in closets and central air. Community offers spa, pool and fitness center.
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Starting at $910
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Verde Dimora
2217 N Power Rd
Mesa, AZ
1 Bedroom
$910
2 Bedrooms
$1,035
Energy-efficient apartments with Energy Star appliances, high-efficiency A/C, low-e pane windows and more. Community fire pit and BBQ. Pet-friendly. Dog wash stations and electrical vehicle charging stations available.
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Starting at $946
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949 At The District
949 S Longmore
Mesa, AZ
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$946
Mesa apartment community close to shops, restaurants and businesses centers. Easy access to several major highways including U.S. Routes 60 and 101. Amenities include two swimming pools, covered parking and picnic area.
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Starting at $825
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Riverview Place
2107 W Broadway Rd
Mesa, AZ
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$825
2 Bedrooms
$910
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Starting at $1,015
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Springs at Alta Mesa Apartment Homes
1865 N Higley Rd
Mesa, AZ
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,015
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
Apartment homes with gas fireplaces, hardwood floors and walk-in closets. Featuring a state-of-the-art gym, a pool, and a barbecue picnic area. Nearby freeways for easy, while golf courses, restaurants, and shopping are minutes away.
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City GuideMesa

Considering a move to Mesa? You’re onto something—it’s what we like to call a fine choice, right up there with a smart suit jacket and a pair of Chuck Taylors. The rental properties in Arizona’s third largest city (behind Phoenix and Tucson) are easy to get into and luxurious to live in, which means no excuses not to find the perfect new place!

Having trouble with Craigslist Mesa? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Commonly referred to as a bedroom community, residents may work in other nearby cities, but in Mesa they live amongst beautiful scenery, a low cost of living, sun-filled days, and impressive entertainment venues. It’s no wonder that Mesa attracts young families, retirees, professionals, and those simply seeking quality of life without the hefty West Coast price tag. Rentals, retail, and restaurants are abundant in a variety of neighborhoods.

The sun (and new housing) rises in the east.

The east side of Mesa is the heart of newly developed real estate, including rental properties with amenities that make it seem more like a vacation spot than anything else. Swimming pools, clubhouses, golf courses and tennis courts are the norm here. Housing in East Mesa is filled with luxuries and modern conveniences that are surprisingly affordable.

The wicked good itch of the west.

If you like older, established neighborhoods, West Mesa will be calling out to you. While over-manicured lawns and homogenous master planned communities are not typical, the community is proud of its history, large shade trees, and historic homes. For a renter, this area offers a good value and proximity to downtown, shopping, recreational facilities and outdoor parks. Single-family homes, duplexes, and multi-unit housing are found in the eclectic neighborhoods west of the city.

Downtown culture, low cost and clean.

Downtown living areas are usually sought after or avoided. Rarely does a city center offer affordable housing and cultural attractions with such accessibility. The Mesa Arts Center provides theater, dance, comedy, and musical performances in a modern entertainment complex. The local residents are tame and living downtown will offer convenience and entertainment without big-city noise and traffic. Expect apartments to be reasonably priced in this part of the city.

Historic Mesa.

Many of the neighborhoods bordering downtown Mesa are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The areas of West Second Street, Robson, and Glenwood Wilbur consist mostly of single-family homes that have been lovingly restored. Although rental properties are fewer here, they do exist, offering affordable rents within some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city.

Free Rent and Suite Deals

It’s a renter’s market. What makes Mesa such an affordable place to live? Most importantly for you, the rental market is competitive. This means that most apartment complexes are competing with the guys down the street, offering incentives to get you moved in. The “first month is free” deal is always advantageous, and it’s common in Mesa. If a property isn’t offering a deal (some will even waive a security deposit with a one year lease) don’t be afraid to mention that their competitor is—you have the edge here so you might as well use it.

Utilities included, but pay at the pump. Mesa is desert terrain with a temperate culture. The climate, however, is something to get used to. Summers are hot with average temperatures reaching 100 degrees. Fortunately, most apartments come with air conditioning and the utility bill is footed by the property owners. Nevertheless, Mesa is more of a car city than a pedestrian one so be prepared if cranking the AC when driving around town—this may cut your fuel economy by as much as 20 percent in the hot summer months. The trade off? Winter temps hover around a pleasant 70 degrees and you’re still swimming in your backyard pool.

Park for free. Let’s face it, parking in some cities is a nightmare; it’s costly, limited, and you’ve got to put a sign up advertising that you don’t have a stereo system. Save the signage for another place, this is Mesa. Even better, when renting, parking your car is part of the deal. That’s right, a parking space comes with the place. But keep in mind that if you don’t have a garage space, a dashboard sun shade will be a good idea. As for the rest of the city, there are a few metered spots downtown but free lots and spaces reign supreme.

Deals shrink at the border. While great deals are to be had in Mesa, be advised that nearby Tempe is home to Arizona State University. Rental properties on the Mesa-Tempe border may be slightly higher due to the proximity to campus. The bottom line, expect to pay more and get less in the way of amenities.

Transportation In and Out of Town

The wheels on the bus run early and late. Mesa is a large city with nearly half a million residents, but getting around town is fairly straightforward. Main Street will take you north and south, Center Street runs east and west. The bus system is known to be slightly erratic when keeping schedule, but at least Mesa, AZ buses are known to be clean and well-run.

Light and easy. The light rail within Mesa offers another solution to getting around and out of town. The city project is well underway (with plans for expansion) and passengers take advantage of the convenient mode of transportation within the city limits. The rail system also makes for a quick trip into Phoenix and Tempe; neighboring cities where many work, attend ASU, go to sporting events, shop, and dine.

The carpool community. ShareTheRide is the Metro Valley’s well-developed carpooling system that allows commuters to quickly and easily find a commuting partner. The system finds matches based on destination of travel, schedules, and personal preferences.

Finding Gold in Mesa

Superstition Mountains aren’t just for hiking and taking in breathtaking views; rumor has it there’s gold here. For years, people from all over the world have been searching for treasure in this East Valley Mountain region. For those who prefer water to trails, the Salt River flows at the base of the rugged mountains. Fishing, tubing, canoeing, and kayaking are popular activities in this beautiful area.

A mine of gold in the mountains may be folklore but this much is true: with so many affordable living options, museums, recreation, and the proximity to major cities, Mesa is a golden opportunity for any apartment hunter. Even without riches from your treasure-hunting hike, you’ll feel lucky to live here.

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Mesa

April 2018 Mesa Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2018 Mesa Rent Report. Mesa rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Mesa rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Mesa rents increased over the past month

Mesa rents have increased 0.6% over the past month, and are up significantly by 5.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Mesa stand at $850 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,060 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in December of last year. Mesa's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 3.0%, as well as the national average of 2.0%.

    Rents rising across the Phoenix Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Mesa, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Phoenix metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Mesa has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 5.1%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,060, while one-bedrooms go for $850.
    • Phoenix proper has the least expensive rents in the Phoenix metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,030; rents increased 2.9% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

    Mesa rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased significantly in Mesa, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly. Mesa is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with Arizona as a whole logging rent growth of 3.0% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.8% in Tucson.
    • Mesa's median two-bedroom rent of $1,060 is below the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.0% over the past year compared to the 5.1% rise in Mesa.
    • While Mesa's rents rose significantly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Las Vegas (+4.9%), Los Angeles (+3.1%), and Albuquerque (+2.6%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Mesa than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,060, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Mesa.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    Phoenix
    $830
    $1,030
    0.4%
    2.9%
    Mesa
    $850
    $1,060
    0.6%
    5.1%
    Chandler
    $1,060
    $1,310
    0.1%
    3.7%
    Glendale
    $890
    $1,100
    0.6%
    3.6%
    Scottsdale
    $1,030
    $1,280
    0.5%
    2.8%
    Gilbert
    $1,120
    $1,390
    -0.4%
    3.6%
    Tempe
    $910
    $1,130
    0.4%
    3.4%
    Peoria
    $1,100
    $1,370
    0.1%
    5%
    Surprise
    $1,080
    $1,350
    0.8%
    1.1%
    Avondale
    $970
    $1,210
    0
    1.6%
    Goodyear
    $1,120
    $1,400
    -0.2%
    3.6%
    Sun City
    $890
    $1,110
    4.4%
    Fountain Hills
    $1,010
    $1,260
    -0.6%
    0.6%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Apartment List
    Mesa Renter Confidence Survey
    National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

    Here’s how Mesa ranks on:

    C+
    Overall satisfaction
    C+
    Safety and crime rate
    C
    Recreational activities
    B
    Affordability
    C+
    Quality of schools
    D
    Social Life
    B
    Weather
    C
    Commute time
    B
    State and local taxes
    C+
    Public transit
    C
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Mesa’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

    "Mesa renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Some categories received average scores, and many received below average scores."

    Key findings in Mesa include the following:

    • Mesa renters gave their city a C+ overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Mesa were weather, affordability, and state and local taxes, which all received B grades.
    • The areas of concern for Mesa renters are jobs and career opportunities (F) and social life (D).
    • Millennial renters are unsatisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of C, while renters who are parents are more satisfied, giving it a B.
    • Mesa did relatively poorly compared to other cities in Arizona, including Phoenix (B-) and Tempe (A-), but earned higher marks than Tucson (D).
    • Mesa did relatively poorly compared to similar cities nationwide, including Denver, CO (B+), Nashville, TN (A-) and Portland, OR (B).

    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    Renters say:

    • "I love the weather, but I don’t feel safe in my neighborhood." – Amy Z.
    • "Easy access to stores. I enjoy the diverse population mix. Great downtown. Lots to do on any given day." – Gail H.
    • "The weather is great, the people seem friendly and the cost of living is low. But it can get too hot in the summer and salaries are a little low." – Earl L.
    • "I love the weather and the scenery, but I hate the traffic congestion." – Daniel S.

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here
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