Mesa is the third largest city in Arizona and is located in the East Valley, encompassing 133 square miles - spanning nearly 18 miles in width. Mesa locals have divided the city into East and West Mesa bound by Center Street, which runs north and south through the city. (Map)
With over 475,000 residents, Mesa offers a wide variety of housing options. In Mesa, you will find everything from affordable active adult communities & manufactured housing, to gated luxury communities with mountain view lots.
Mesa is home to more than 40 golf courses parks and 2,200 acres of park land with 204 parks, (2 off-leash dog parks), 9 aquatic centers. The largest park is Red Mountain Park spanning 1,146 acres! If you're into hiking or biking - you'll find miles of trails to do so in and near Mesa.
The top 10 employers in Mesa include the public school system, city government, Mesa Community College, Banner Health, and consumer favorites Wal-Mart, Fry’s Food and Drug, and the Home Depot. Major Technology firms including Apple's new Global Command Center, Boeing, Bridgestone and more.
Known as the largest suburban city in the United States, Mesa offers many of the conveniences of a metropolitan center including light rail, excelling educational institutions such as the East Valley Institute of Technology, the Polytechnic Campus of Arizona State University, and the aviation school of CAE Global Academy Phoenix.
Things To Do
Mesa is home to the Cubs Park Cactus League Spring Training located at Mesa Riverview with an up and coming shopping complex. If you're popping in for a round of golf, you've picked the right place - Mesa has the MOST golf courses of any East Valley community - totaling 26 golf courses. Visit one of Mesa's award-winning golf clubs including Las Sendas, Talking Sticks Golf Club or Augusta Ranch Golf Club.
Looking for something entertaining and a little bit odd? You have to check out Organ Stop Pizza. With thousands of visitors annually, this is a fun spot for lunch or dinner where you can enjoy one of largest & finest theatre pipe organs played by world-class musicians live while you enjoy your pizza.
Another popular place not to miss is the Mesa Market Place Swap Meet - with over 1 1/4 miles of covered shopping. Boasting the Certificate of Excellence badge from Tripadvisor you'll find everything from clothing & luggage to local art & plants. Wear your comfy shoes and prepare to walk. Take a rest at the food court and enjoy live music.
With an easy drive to Phoenix Sky-Harbor Airport or Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport - Mesa is an easy destination to play or stay.
For more information on the local flavors of Mesa, check out the Visit Mesa website.