The third largest city in Arizona (after Phoenix & Tucson), Mesa is the biggest suburban city in the United States. Today 525,000 people call this city home; affordable housing and an excellent quality of life are just a couple of reasons behind its growth. The city’s slogan – City Limitless® – speaks to its potential.
The light rail system is a positive addition to the city. It has provided easier travel options for commuters to get into Tempe or downtown Phoenix and beyond, as well as boosting the profits of local businesses along the line. Phoenix Mesa Gateway airport is also booming, making out of state travel more accessible, even though Sky Harbor airport is only 15 to 35 minutes’ away depending on where you buy your new home.
When you buy a home in Mesa, there’s plenty to keep your family busy. There’s a range of educational, cultural, and outdoor activities to keep everyone happy. Visit interactive museums with the kids or take in a Broadway musical at the Arts Center. If you’re a baseball fan, you have two Spring Training stadia on your doorstep – Mesa is the offseason home of the Chicago Cubs and the Oakland A’s.
Residents have easy access to the area’s most popular natural attractions, including the mysterious Superstition Mountains, the Apache Trail, the Salt and Verde Rivers, Usery Mountain Regional Park. When the temperature rises, get out on the water and cruise Saguaro Lake aboard the Desert Belle or Canyon Lake on the Dolly Steamboat. As you’d expect in a city of this size, there is so much for the family to do within the city limits and the surrounding area that you should look at the Visit Mesa website for more ideas.