Hello MHamiltonJr. I live and work in Mesa; it's a great community for families with plenty of things to do!
As for school research, I would suggest http://www.greatschools.org/
as a good place to start reviewing parent commentary and statistics for specific schools.
For rentals, there are a few things to consider:
>you mentioned dog(s)...plural. I'm assuming that means at least two dogs. That can sometimes be a problem with property managers and owners; most want one dog max but some will allow multiple dogs IF you pay additional rent per month and/or an extra pet deposit at the time you sign the lease.
>you also stated you need an RV gate for parking a large trailer. This will just about eliminate ANY areas that are situated within an HOA (Homeowner's Association) as they don't allow parking of large trailers/RV's that extend beyond the top of the block fence/wall. This will definitely cut down on your choices.
I did a search of the entire city of Mesa using the following criteria:
>Minimum 3bedroom/2bathroom/1500 sq/ft
>Maximum price: $1500 per month
>Large lots to accommodate an RV
This search returned 21 'Active' listings; here's the MLS link to those homes:
Of those homes, it looks like the following properties could be good possibilities for you:
1956 E 2ND AVE Mesa, AZ 85204
2313 W CATALINA AVE Mesa, AZ 85202
2223 W Plata CIR Mesa, AZ 85202
1518 N 64TH ST Mesa, AZ 85205
2756 E DOWNING CIR Mesa, AZ 85213
8047 E CICERO ST Mesa, AZ 85207
1323 W ISABELLA AVE Mesa, AZ 85202
Please read the PUBLIC REMARKS carefully on each listing; you'll find the lease terms of each property in those remarks and in the sections just below those remarks. Some will allow more than one pet, some will not.
If you want to search other areas that are close to Mesa (Apache Junction) or areas such as Gilbert, Chandler, etc. that will increase your possible choices.
Feel free to contact me directly via phone or email if you'd like more information.
Also, my fee is paid by the owner of the property (not YOU) when we find you a home and you sign a lease. The fees that you incur when leasing a property include items such as pet deposit, security deposit, credit/background check fee, etc.
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