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Old 03-13-2018, 04:11 PM
 
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Is Mesa a condensed city were everything is close to you? Or is everything spread out? If so were is Phoenix Metro area is everything clustered together the most?
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Old 03-13-2018, 04:24 PM
 
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Is Mesa a condensed city were everything is close to you? Or is everything spread out? If so were is Phoenix Metro area is everything clustered together the most?

Mesa is not what I would call condensed, if you look it up, you'll see how many square miles it contains. I suppose it depends on what you mean by "everything" and what you mean by "close". Are you talking about walkable/bikable (tough in summer here) or within a few miles in a car?
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Old 03-13-2018, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Surprise, AZ
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Mesa is 133 square miles so no, not condensed. There is really nowhere in Phoenix where 'everything' is close. A car is pretty much required here.
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Old 03-13-2018, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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Of the Phoenix area suburbs, Tempe is the most condensed.
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Old 03-13-2018, 04:34 PM
 
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That was my question to drive to amenities or walkable areas. Thanks
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Old 03-13-2018, 04:36 PM
 
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That was my question to drive to amenities or walkable areas. Thanks
Mesa does not have a cluster of walkable amenities worth considering. Go to Tempe or Scottsdale for that.
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Old 03-13-2018, 05:25 PM
 
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That was my question to drive to amenities or walkable areas. Thanks


Driving TO walkable areas? It would really help if you would give a bit more detail about what you are looking for in terms of "walkable" and what amenities you want within walking distance or short driving distance. Tempe has some areas that are somewhat walkable, and has the best public transit in the Valley (including free neighborhood circulator buses in a large portion of the city). But summer in AZ and "walkable" don't mix very well.
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, Arizona
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It’s pretty spread out for a ‘subburb’(it’s really more it’s own city than most surrounding suburbs)

I live near the Gilbert Border at Baseline and it’s pretty in the middle so my commutes to either north or east Mesa aren’t too bad.


Good thing is there are plenty of canals that run through the area if you’d like to bike for transportation but the bike lanes are almost all terrible
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Old 05-22-2018, 04:13 PM
 
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That was my question to drive to amenities or walkable areas. Thanks
What type of amenities? Supermarkets? Department stores? Parks? Malls? It's the third largest city (population) in the state with nearly 500,000 people. Are you interested in a specific area?
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Old 05-22-2018, 05:08 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I live in Mesa - it's very spread out if you're wanting to walk or bike to things. It's not so bad if you're driving though - it's not nearly as congested as central PHX is and there are multiple ways to get somewhere. But if you want walkable or bikable areas, I agree with the other posters - there are better (and nicer) options in Tempe, Phoenix and Scottsdale. Possibly a spot or two in Chandler and S Phx/Ahwatukee depending on what you want nearby. The only centralized spot in Mesa, IMO, is Dobson Ranch, where the pools/parks are, but even then it's not that walkable although biking to restaurants etc in that area would work.
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