Mesa Real Estate Information

The city of Mesa is the third largest city in Arizona after Phoenix and Tucson. With a population growing in excess of 475,000 people, Mesa hosts more people than the must more well-known urban centers of St. Louis, Miami, Minneapolis, or Pittsburgh. While being a city of large size, Mesa still acts very much like a bedroom community serving the much larger business district of Phoenix. In fact, Mesa is quite popular with many business people and their families who like avoiding the urban mess of the bigger city.

The Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus is based in Mesa and was originally the east campus of the main university. Today, the campus hosts the School of Technology, School of Letters and Sciences, College of Teacher Education and Leadership, Graduate College, Honors College, and the School of Management and Agribusiness. Over 8,000 students in the ASU system are enrolled in forty degree programs at the school. Although part of ASU, the school requires its own application, separate from that of the Tempe main campus.

Mesa has a number of attractions that are scattered throughout the city and are quite interesting for both local residents and visitors to the area. HoHoKam Park is the home of the Chicago Cubs spring training facility. The Mesa Arts Center is another popular venue as is the Mesa Amphitheatre. Several museums also play an important role in the cultural dynamic of the area. The most notable ones include the Arizona Museum for Youth, Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing Aircraft Museum, the Mesa Historical Museum, and the Arizona Museum of Natural History. The Golfland/Sunsplash Waterpark is popular year round thanks to the very hot weather and brings in people from around the state.

Mesa residents especially enjoy the convenience of the shopping centers that are conveniently located within the Mesa area. Superstition Springs Center is in East Mesa and features an outdoor amphitheatre in addition to its brand name stores like Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, and Sears. The much older but equally attractive Fiesta Mall sports many similar anchor stores in addition to Best Buy and Dick’s Sporting Goods. The newest venue is Mesa Riverview which includes 1.3 million square feet of retail space that serves big retails like Home Depot, Wal-Mart, and a large theatre complex.