More than likely. Though parts of Mesa are very nice ... some of it is Meth central ... right after AJ (Apache Junction) which happens to be just east of Mesa
Absolutely right. When I’ve driven through parts of east Mesa that borders Apache Junction I thought I made a wrong turn and ended up in Barstow CA (the undisputed meth capitol of the world). When I first moved to AZ in ‘99 I lived in an apartment on Alma School south of Broadway. There was a liquor store/check cashing place on Alma/8th Ave that was robbed on a weekly basis. Plus, the Mesa PD “ghetto bird” was flying over my neighborhood every night. After my lease ended I made my getaway to a nicer neighborhood.
My parents used to have a place in AJ where they would go for the winter.