Real Estate and Community Information
is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona. It is the third largest city in the state and the 38th largest city in the United States. The 2013 population count tips the scales at 457,590 residents. The climate is ideal for residents who prefer sunny and mild winters to the cold, snow and ice of winter and the city has become a haven for retirees.
Residents find employment
in nearby Phoenix and Chandler, as well as the city itself. Employment opportunities include both white and blue collar work. The cost of living is less in the city than the state and less than the national average.
The city is served by the Mesa Public School
system with small portions of the city served by the Gilbert Public School
system and the Tempe
Elementary School District and Tempe Union High School District. All school districts that serve the city are highly rated and students rank high in the state mandated testing. There are also private schools in the city offering families an alternative to public school education.
Available real estate
in the city includes single family homes, condominiums, townhouses and undeveloped residential properties. The price range for such property ranges from moderate to expensive. Residents who prefer to rent rather than purchase will find a variety of apartments for rent. The rents are reasonable and the apartments are single family residences, as well as apartment complexes. By all accounts the city is more of a neighborhood than a city with shopping, dining and employment within the city as well as within driving distance in the surrounding area.
The first settlers in the city were from Oregon and Utah. The settlers crossed the Colorado River at Lee’s Ferry and called the area Jonesville. They marked off an area of land they wished to claim, including the area called Jonesville and called the area by its geographical location. A post office as established and the name of the city were considered unacceptable as it might be confused with other cities bearing a similar name. After much debate, the post office relented and let the name stand and it has remained to this day.
Parks and Recreation
The park and recreation department operates and maintains more than 35 parks and recreational facilities. Park amenities include playgrounds, picnic areas, sports fields and courts, swimming pools, fishing,
For more information, please visit www.MesaAZ.gov
Attractions, Activities and Events
Family members of all ages will enjoy the attractions and activities in and around the city. Things to do include golf, historic tours, museums, boat tours, hot air balloon rides, art and culture, concerts, old west town exploration and theater.
Events in a city often define the character of the city and this city and Maricopa County offer a variety of events for family members of all ages. Events include celebrations of food, cultural events, seasonal celebrations and festivals, concerts, sunset cruises, Farmer’s Markets and art festivals.
Check out www.VisitMesa.com
for an updated list of activities based on the different seasons and events.
Enjoy the city of Mesa as a resident and learn more about available properties today!