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Welcome to Mesa

Mesa – A Limitless City

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 Evolution of Mesa – A Great Place to Live

Although ancient peoples lived in the area for a couple of thousand years, starting with the Hohokam, the city itself was founded in 1878. Mormon pioneers built their settlement on a mesa that stands about one hundred feet higher than the surrounding land.

Despite a population in excess of half a million people, it is often considered a bedroom community. That explains why there are many smaller US cities with bigger reputations, but that is changing. Mesa’s largest employers include The Boeing Company and the Banner Health System which employ about 12,000 people between them. The arrival and subsequent expansion of the Valley Metro Light Rail System into the city and the evolution of the historic downtown area in recent years is key to that change. Grab a map and explore the 60+ sculptures and murals on the Mesa Art Walk while you’re exploring downtown.

Living in Mesa

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.

Schools & Higher Education in Mesa

Mesa Public Schools is the largest public school district in Arizona currently serving 65,000 students in preschool to 12th grade. MPS is an award-winning school district with more than 80 schools in the system. There are also opportunities for students to continue their education without having to leave the city limits. The East Valley Institute of Technology, Mesa Community College, the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus, and the new ASU at Mesa City Center campus (opening 2022) are all located here.

Buying a Home in Mesa

As the 35th largest city in the country, you would expect a wide variety of homes to be for sale. From trendy urban living condos and apartment complexes, to suburban style single family homes, to large horse properties, Mesa really has it all when you’re looking for a new home. Take a look at our Mesa real estate listings below and give the Donnelly Group a call at 480-792-9700. Let us help you find your dream home.

Mesa Real Estate Listings