Mesa: Vibrant Community for Families of All Sizes Something for Everyone
Mesa, Arizona is the third largest city in Arizona with slightly under a half million population. Located just east of Phoenix, Mesa is 20 minutes from Sky Harbor Airport and linked to the major Valley cities by easy-access freeway travel. Two Mesa airports complement Sky Harbor; Falcon Field for general aviation and Mesa Gateway for commercial airlines. Mesa’s growth has been spurred by affordable homes, community amenities and the annual migration of “snow birds” who flock to this welcoming city from wintry climates.
Mesa’s good economy and bright future are directly related to its incentive programs favorable to businesses and major employers including Banner Health Systems, Boeing, TRW Vehicle Safety Systems, and Empire Southwest.
A “Gold Medal” recipient in the Education Quotient Ratings, Mesa boasts seven public high schools. Mesa Elementary and Middle schools offer a variety of vibrant approaches to education from basic to Montesorri, among our public, private and charter schools.
With no less than a dozen baseball and softball complexes, Mesa, Arizona is a sport’s mecca for kids young and old. “Club” sports are popular for young football and baseball players. Chicago Cubs fans migrate to Mesa every year to watch spring training at the newly-build Sloan Park. Golfers enjoy their choice of more than 20 courses year-round, some easy, some challenging and everything in between. Boating, kayaking and tubing are less than an hour drive, and if you love winter sports, snow country is 3 hours to the North. If your preference is less physical you’ll be delighted with the offerings at Mesa Center for the Arts; from Broadway shows to dance or pottery classes, there is something for everyone.
Downtown Mesa is a delight for antique and boutique shoppers and perfect for an evening stroll or a bite to eat at its many restaurants and cafes. Superstition Springs Mall hosts dozens of popular stores, with CostCo and other big box stores scattered throughout Mesa’s 122 square-mile community.
HOUSING IN MESA
From the charm of the bungalos and century homes near Main Street to the McMansions high on the hills of Las Sendas, Mesa’s housing market sustains growth and value with a 5% year-over-year increase. Looking for a suburban home with a large yard is a much easier task in Mesa than most East Valley communities. Average price per square foot for Mesa was $128, an increase of 8% compared to the same period last year. Summer 2016 sees the rental market holding steady at a median of $1,300 per month.