A lot of out-of-towners have asked me about diversity and the best places to live in Phoenix.They basically want to know Where Do Black People Live in the Phoenix Area?!You could end up buying a home on the border of Mexico if you go too far south.The East Valley’s diversity is improving as more and more minorities are moving into Chandler and Gilbert. Ahwatukee has a plethora of restaurants, retail stores, great schools, parks, etc.you have to do your research before settling into your home.
South Phoenix was once considered the “black part of town,” but the Hispanic population is the dominant demographic now.
Mesa – Mesa is one of the largest cities in Maricopa County.
Mesa takes a great deal of pride in being a destination for families and is probably best known for its sizeable Mormon community.
For the most part, the people are down-to-earth and friendly.
You can find affordable homes, shopping centers, some restaurants, some entertainment venues, but South Phoenix definitely has much room to grow. Cuts to Arizona’s education budget have really hit the South Phoenix schools hard.