Thrift shopping is like going on an exciting treasure hunt—you never know what you may discover. Whether you’re in search of the perfect piece of furniture to transform a space, a fun home DIY project, hip vintage clothes to up your wardrobe game, or are just curious to poke around and see what gems you might end up finding, it’s a win-win all around.
Arizonians are particularly lucky as Mesa is the best city in the country to thrift shop, according to a new study by Workshopedia, which has identified the best cities in the U.S. for thrifting.
To determine the best cities for thrifting, Workshopedia started with a list of the 50 most populous U.S. cities and collected Yelp data on such ranking factors as the number of store locations, average price point, and the average star rating, that have the biggest influence on how good each city is for thrifting. Each factor was then given a weight based on how much of an impact it has on the overall thriftiness of each city.
Arizona takes first place with Mesa scoring a whopping 40.9 out of 50 due to its plentiful offering of locations (63.32 per 100K residents), high ratings (3.94 out of 5), and competitive prices (1.52 out of 3), making Mesa the top city for thrift store visits.
Mesa also ranked third behind Oakland, Calif. and Long Beach, Calif. for the best U.S. cities for used, vintage and consignment stores.
Read the full report here.