Mesa, Arizona is located in the East Valley encompassing 132 square miles and spanning nearly 18 miles in width, locals have divided the city into East and West Mesa bound by Center Street, which runs north and south through the city. http://www.mesaaz.gov/home
The third largest city in Arizona, Mesa is home to more than 2,200 acres of parks including the Red Mountain Park, which includes lakes, playgrounds, and acres of outdoor entertainment. Mesa is home to the new Cubs Park Cactus League Spring Training Stadium across from the developing Mesa Riverview Shopping complex which complements the award winning golf clubs including Toka Sticks Golf Club and Augusta Ranch Golf Club in Mesa as well as Superstition Springs and Fiesta Shopping Centers and the recently renovated Dana Park featuring the Fuschia Spa.
Mesa offers many of the conveniences of a metropolitan center including 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.
Mesa is home to approximately 460,000 residents (2014) and offers a home for every price range.
Housing options range from manufactured housing, ranch style single-level homes, limited new build and two story inventory, and active adult communities.
The Mesa tax rate is the 3rd lowest in the Valley at $1.19 per $100 of assessed home value for property taxes and a sales tax of 1.75%. The average monthly cost for water, sewer & trash pick-up is the highest in the Valley at combined average of $97.67 per month.
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.
Mesa has the highest number of golf courses in any East Valley community with 26 golf courses.
Whether you are popping over for a round of golf or flying into Falcon Field or Phoenix-Mesa Gateway airport for a getaway on the trails, Mesa will keep you busy or serve as a perfect starting point for your weekend travels in Arizona.
For more information on the local flavors of Mesa, check out their Visit Mesa website.