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Mesa comes out on top again, ranking higher than Phoenix and Tucson in a study of prosperity among large cities with at least 300,000 residents. A new study by Prosperity Now ranked Mesa 18th out of 64 cities for its high incomes and extremely affordable housing, making it easier for Mesa individuals and families to thrive.

Three Arizona cities were examined in the study and Phoenix and Tucson placed in 40th and 41st places, respectively. The cities were evaluated across 26 variables in five broad areas: income/wealth, business ownership/employment, housing, access to health insurance and educational attainment.

Mesa is known for its wide variety of high quality employment and housing options, superior school district and entrepreneurial sprit.

Honolulu ranked as the nation’s most prosperous city, followed by Virginia Beach, Va.; San Francisco and San Jose, Calif.; and Albuquerque, N.M. More details.

Additionally, the State of Arizona ranks high on many national lists, including:

Maybe we’re a little partial, but Mesa, Arizona sounds like a city that can’t be beat!

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