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477 Cheap Apartments for rent in Mesa, AZ

Finding cheap apartments in Mesa takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of rec... Read Guide >
Mesa Station Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,172
570 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,437
686 sqft
Spacious, recently renovated units with air conditioning and ceiling fans. Patio or balcony. Refrigerator, stove and dishwasher included. On-site laundry, tennis court, gym, playground, pool and wheelchair accessible.
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Villetta Apartments Homes Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,295
413 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,190
611 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,535
969 sqft
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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SunVilla - Senior Living Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
5 Units Available
Studio
$1,105
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,270
550 sqft
Welcome to SunVilla - Senior Living! Nestled inside Fountain of the Sun in the City of Mesa, Arizona, SunVilla - Senior Living offers you a unique blend of services and amenities that make it the destination of choice for today's active 55+ senior living. SunVilla - Senior Living's unique senior living community boasts modern kitchens. Our apartments have granite countertops and spacious patios along with stainless steel appliances in select apartments. We offer 24-hour guarded gate access. We have monthly speakers & events to keep you connected with your neighbors.SunVilla - Senior Living is a home to share with friends and family for years to come.
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Terra Vida Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,117
430 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,310
635 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,548
840 sqft
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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The Place at El Prado Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,184
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,492
910 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,940
1194 sqft
Located close to MCC, Fiesta Mall, the Loop 101 and US 60 freeways. Community has two swimming pools, on-site dog park and outdoor grilling picnic stations.
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Candela Park Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,200
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,725
1020 sqft
Modern, upscale living at its best. Sophisticated layouts and floor plans. Pet-friendly property with master suites featuring walk-in closets. Updated appliances including garbage disposals and dishwashers. Near West Main Street and the Valley Metro Rail.
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Madera Point Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,201
550 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,461
920 sqft
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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Sonoran Palms Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
29 Units Available
Studio
$915
380 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,099
550 sqft
Convenient to Highways 60, 101 and 202. Multiple on-site amenities, including a bark park, laundry, fitness center and two swimming pools. On-site maintenance and covered car parking available. Rent includes air conditioning, heating and electricity.
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Waterstone Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
18 Units Available
Studio
$1,165
380 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,275
550 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,497
800 sqft
Residents live in units with patio/balcony, garbage disposal, and dishwasher. Luxury community offers 24-hour maintenance, tennis court, volleyball court, and yoga. Excellent location close to schools and parks.
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Talise Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,195
579 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,275
882 sqft
Desert living in a quiet apartment complex surrounded by nature. Community features a pool and relaxing waterfall and a built-in fireplace. Homes have breakfast nooks, private patio/balcony and outside storage.
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Tides on University Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,000
350 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Welcome home to Tides on University, conveniently located in Mesa, AZ, and near all of your living, shopping and dining needs! With easy access to major freeways and entertainment, it’s all about location and living. Our uniquely designed community features modern and spacious studio, one and two-bedroom apartment homes. We offer fully remodeled units that include new flooring throughout, new stainless-steel appliances, new kitchen cabinets and quartz countertops, new paint! Call or stop by today for a tour! Our friendly leasing staff is waiting to assist you.
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Tides on Country Club Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,150
418 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,100
456 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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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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1861 North Center Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,100
769 sqft
Nice 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment in North Mesa. Updated unit featuring, all tile flooring, two-tone paint, and blinds throughout. Nice size living room. Covered parking + onsite washer/dryer! **Included Trash Service!** Conveniently located near shopping, freeways, and bus stops! Pet Policy: Dogs and Cats Allowed with the following exceptions: Pets will considered upon approval! A $150 one-time Non-Refundable Pet Fee per pet and $35 per month for Pet Rent per pet will be added to the rental amount (when applicable). (Service Animals - Please refer to Resident Qualification link below) 3D Virtual Tour https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=GQwFbT5T974 APPLY NOW - This beautiful home will go fast, apply today! https://onq.findigs.com/apply/unitid=01fd6beb-e5cb-4d9f-90e3-00cf4f2ecc90 Review the Resident Qualification Requirements and Fee Structure: https://www.onqpm.com/tenant-qualifications/ Find our how you can lower your upfront move in costs with our Security Deposit Alternative program: https://www.depositalternative.com/ To schedule a self-tour of this property or to view other available properties, please visit https://www.onqrentals.com/ **BEWARE OF SCAMS** If you found this property on Craigslist, it is a scam! If you are speaking to someone that claims to be the owner of the property, it is a scam! If you are being told to wire money for your move in funds, it is a scam! Contact the On Q Property Management Leasing team if you have any questions or concerns. Every effort has been made to provide reliable and accurate information. On Q Property Management is not responsible for any unintentional error or omission of this information. On Q Property Management conducts business in accordance with Federal and State Fair Housing Laws.
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450 North Lesueur Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,195
644 sqft
This unit features New cabinets, counter tops, carpet, paint, refrigerator ,tub and tile shower surround. There is also small storage for the tenants. Located Near Mesa Dr and University! For more information or instructions on self-viewing, please call 480-568-2666. To apply, or view all of our available homes, please visit our website at www.BrewerStrattonPM.com **BEWARE OF SCAMS!!! We do not list our homes on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. Please contact our office to confirm availability and rent price if you are communicating with anyone other than Brewer & Stratton Property Management about this property** INITIAL MOVE-IN COSTS Security Deposit: Equal To 1.25 X Monthly Rent (75% Refundable) First Month Rent + 3% Processing Fee + Rental Tax if applicable Lease Preparation and Administration: $225 *Pets - If Applicable, a $250 Non-Refundable Pet Fee per pet is required - (Some Breed Restrictions Apply) - See Management For Details Regarding Assistive Animals RECURRING MONTHLY COSTS Rent + 3% Admin + Rental Tax (if applicable) $49.99 Resident Benefit Package - See Below Details RESIDENT BENEFIT PACKAGE DETAILS 1. Enjoy our Resident Rewards Program that allows our residents to earn rewards for enrolling and paying rent on time; enjoy saving on everyday expenses for a premier rental experience. 2. Moving Concierge Service to simplify your move! Save time and money by conveniently connecting all of your utilities, phone, cable, and internet with ONE simple phone call. Citizen’s Home Solutions is a 3rd. party concierge. 3. Changing Air Filters, a known tenant responsibility, is now as easy as opening the front door. We’ve made a diligent effort to ensure your obligation to change the filter(s) is as easy as possible by having them delivered to your door approximately every 30 days. This service helps you save up to $250 per year in utilities, improves your indoor air quality, and reduces the hassles and liability of potential repairs. 4. Free Online Resident Portal that will give you access to a secure online portal free of charge. Save money in postage and time by conveniently paying rent online, schedule automatic ACH payments - (ACH Payments are FREE of charge.) No Additional Charges for Rental Payment Options Including In-Person, Drop Box, or Check. (*If paying by Credit Card, Credit Card Fees will apply) 5. Credit reporting to help boost your credit score with timely rent payments. 6. Resident to Homeowner Assistance. When the time is right for you to buy your “forever home” you will have access to our preferred lender(s), home inspector(s), appraiser(s), title agency(s), and more. Should you decide to have Brewer & Stratton Property Management LLC represent you for your home purchase, Brewer & Stratton Property Management LLC will apply a $500 credit towards your closing costs. 7. Dedicated After Hours Maintenance Emergency Hotline + 24/7 online maintenance reporting aimed at making reporting those pesky maintenance issues easy and timely. 8. Vetted Vendor Network – Brewer & Stratton’s preferred vendor network is topnotch! Our preferred vendors and technicians are reputable, licensed, and insured. *In most cases, our preferred vendors and technicians are utilized to ensure quality workmanship and satisfaction. 9. Periodic Preventative Maintenance Walkthrough - To ensure your experience is comfortable and that your home is kept in tip-top condition. 10. Waived or Reduced Fees (policies apply) - Brewer & Stratton will grant residents a one-time late fee waiver in the amount of $150 during lease term if requested. ADDITIONAL DISCLOSURES Renters insurance is required during lease term (minimum 12 month lease - longer lease terms may be negotiated). Brewer & Stratton Property Management LLC does business in accordance with the Fair Housing Act. Brewer & Stratton Property Management LLC does not discriminate against any person based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. The information contained in this ad is accurate to the best of our knowledge. Brewer & Stratton Property Management LLC is not responsible for any error or omission in the wording or content of this information. Pet Policy: Cats allowed, Dogs not allowed This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
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1255 E University Dr Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,100
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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4004 E McKellips Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,000
600 sqft
Studio Apartment in Mesa - Cute 1 bed 1 bath apartment in Ferndale Homestead with running peacocks on grounds. This is a private community in Mesa with a shared laundry facility and great neighbors. Hardwood floors. Nice kitchen and private bathroom. (RLNE6659774)
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Results within 1 mile of Mesa
317 North 93rd Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$995
560 sqft
CHARMING 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit in Mesa! Nice & open floor plan. 560 SQ FT!! Neutral paint + tile flooring throughout. Open living/dining. Blinds throughout. Find a GREAT size bedroom, + FULL bath! Walk in closet! Enjoy yard & parking space! GREAT location close to freeway access! CHECK IT OUT! Pet Policy: No Pets Allowed (Service Animals - Please refer to Resident Qualification link below) 3D Virtual Tour https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=qMSvLBgJ9X4 APPLY NOW - This beautiful home will go fast, apply today! https://onq.findigs.com/apply/unitid=aaf2bf14-eb13-48e3-bae5-2a63fcec1e84 Review the Resident Qualification Requirements and Fee Structure: https://www.onqpm.com/tenant-qualifications/ Find our how you can lower your upfront move in costs with our Security Deposit Alternative program: https://www.depositalternative.com/ To schedule a self-tour of this property or to view other available properties, please visit https://www.onqrentals.com/ **BEWARE OF SCAMS** If you found this property on Craigslist, it is a scam! If you are speaking to someone that claims to be the owner of the property, it is a scam! If you are being told to wire money for your move in funds, it is a scam! Contact the On Q Property Management Leasing team if you have any questions or concerns. Every effort has been made to provide reliable and accurate information. On Q Property Management is not responsible for any unintentional error or omission of this information. On Q Property Management conducts business in accordance with Federal and State Fair Housing Laws.
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Silverwood Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,049
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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MOVE-IN SPECIAL!! $799 MOVE-IN!! 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom Apartment at East Apache Boulevard and South Price Road in Tempe, Arizona! Ready for Move-In! Appliances Included? Stove, dishwasher, and refrigerator included! Utilities included? Tenants to pay a share of community utility bills. Tenants to pay a share of Water/Sewer/Trash. Tenant to pay Electric (SRP). Located Near? Escalante Park, Safeway, and Arizona State Route 101. Pets? YES! Pet and Animal Requirements can be viewed at -- https://www.rentarizona.info/pet-criteria/ What do I need to pay to move in? MOVE-IN SPECIAL!! $799 MOVE-IN, if moved in on or before 08/17/2022! Move-In special includes the refundable security deposit, refundable cleaning deposit, admin fee & ONE WEEK FREE RENT! Prorated Rent will be due one week after move-in. 1st full month of rent is due SEPTEMBER 1ST! What if I miss the move-in special? $200 non-refundable Administrative Fee is due at move-in. $399 Refundable Cleaning Deposit. $1049 Refundable Security Deposit. Earnest deposit is non-refundable when the application is approved. Application Fee? $65 non-refundable Application Fee per person over 18 years old that will be occupying the premises. Here is the link to the application, https://app.propertyware.com/pw/application/#/tenant/marketedgerealty Short Term Leases? YES! Short-term leases are considered with a written request after an application has been placed. A month-to-month lease term is considered with a 20% increase in both the base rent and deposits. A 6-month term is also considered with a 10% increase in both the base rent and deposits. Are you a LANDLORD looking for help with your rental property? Call us at (480) 382-9681 so we can assist you!
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Results within 5 miles of Mesa
Parq on 5th Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
9 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,137
317 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,578
727 sqft
Affordable apartments a stone's throw from the airport and the Phoenix Zoo. Recently renovated units contain walk-in closets and air conditioning. Pet-friendly community has on-site laundry. Across the street from Jaycee Park.
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Onnix Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,190
443 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,340
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,630
941 sqft
Contemporary apartments located just minutes away from the Freeway, Arizona University and Tempe Marketplace. Community has a sundeck, BBQ grills and a campus shuttle. Units feature gourmet kitchens and oversized closets.
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Shadow Ridge Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,200
418 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,410
810 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
815 sqft
Welcome to Scottsdale’s beautiful Shadow Ridge Apartments, conveniently located near all the best things Scottsdale has to offer. One of Scottsdale’s best kept secrets, Shadow Ridge Apartments offers you Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 2 bedroom split apartments in a serene setting with views of Camelback and Papago Mountains. Shadow Ridge Apartments are near Scottsdale Fashion Square, The Scottsdale Waterfront, and Old Town Scottsdale with an abundance of art galleries, fine dining & nightlife. All of these locations are easily accessible by boarding the trolley which stops every 20 minutes daily, right next door to our community until 9 PM. To the south you will find the Phoenix Zoo, Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport along with Tempe Town Lake, Mill Avenue and Arizona State University. We are located right across the street from the canal for joggers and bikers to easily reach any of these destinations.
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Scottsdale Gateway Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
19 Units Available
Studio
$1,156
308 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,366
605 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Newly refurbished homes with energy-saving appliances in kitchens, hardwood floors and covered parking. Community amenities include a heated swimming pool, play area and business center. Freeways 101 and 202 are close by.
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Avana Tempe Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,188
408 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,349
614 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,605
896 sqft
Bright, modern kitchens, extra storage, and hardwood floors. Three pools - including a year-round, heated one, a 24-hour gym, and bike storage. The gated, pet-friendly community is moments from the 60 Freeway.
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Tides on East Broadway Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,400
620 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,215
816 sqft
Welcome home to Tides on East Broadway conveniently located in Tempe, AZ and nearby all your entertainment, shopping and dining needs! Our uniquely designed community features modern and spacious One- and Two-bedroom apartment homes, with plenty of upgrades and resort-style amenities. Enhanced by its lush landscaping and modern styling, our community combines traditional living with the conveniences of contemporary life. We offer fully remodeled units that include new flooring throughout, new stainless-steel appliances, new kitchen cabinets, and quartz countertops, new paint and an energy-efficient washer and dryer in select units. Call or stop by today for a tour! Our friendly leasing staff is waiting to assist you.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Mesa?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Mesa is $1,205.

How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Mesa?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Mesa is $1,522.

How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Mesa?

The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Mesa is $1,860.

Are there any properties that are currently offering move-in specials in Mesa?

Yes, you can filter your apartment search to only include properties in Mesa that are offering move-in specials.
City Guide for Mesa, AZ

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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Mesa, AZ

Finding cheap apartments in Mesa takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Mesa by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Mesa in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Mesa.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Mesa. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Mesa.