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Mesa
Mesa
Arizona
21 reviews
3 out of 5 stars based on 29 ratings
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Mesa ( MAY-sə) is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. state of Arizona. It is a suburb located about 20 miles (32 km) east of Phoenix. Mesa is the central city of the East Valley section of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. It is bordered by Tempe on the west, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community on the north, Chandler and Gilbert on the south along with Queen Creek, and Apache Junction on the east. Mesa is the third-largest city in Arizona, after Phoenix and Tucson, and the 38th-largest city in the US. The city is home to 439,041 people as of 2010 according to the Census Bureau. Mesa is home to numerous higher education facilities including the Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University.

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Sunland Village is a 55+ community, therefore age friendly.
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Many people retire and live in Mesa or other parts of the East Valley. There is a large number of hospitals, medical centers, specialists, and general practitioners here, primarily due to the "Winter Visitors" that come down here from the northern US and Canada during our winters. Many of these visitors take care of their medical issues while here.

On the other hand, this is an extremely hot climate, not well suited for many elderly visitors. Public transportation is sporadic. You really need a car, expecially in the summer.

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Affordable housing
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Livable, care, transportation and safe
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transportation is available

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C+

How did Arizona earn the grade of C+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Arizona has a state sales tax of 5.60%. Of particular interest is that Arizona does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Arizona has an effective property tax rate of 0.77%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Arizona earned its state tax grade of C+.

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