The first thing to know about Mesa it that it is huge! Geographically it is 133 square miles. Nationally it ranks at the 38th largest city in the U.S. with a population of almost a half million. It is the second largest city in the Phoenix metro area and due to its size it brings diversity.
Established neighborhoods such as Dobson Ranch in the southwest side of Mesa are in stark contrasts to award winning new master planned development of Eastmark or the new Mulberry subdivision in southeast Mesa. Historic homes are in the downtown neighborhood, which is being revitalized with new arts and culture venues. High-end developments in northeast Mesa such as Las Sendas bring such diversity that it doesn't feel like the same city.
Mesa is home to the newly renovated spring training facility Hohokam Stadium and is in the heart of Arizona's Cactus League Spring Training action. With more than 200 Major League Baseball games in just 30 days, you'll find plenty of chances to catch America's pastime in action!
Apple just opened a large data center in southeast Mesa which is near the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, a hub for low far air travel. The Arizona State University Polytechnic campus is home to students who are exploring professional and technical programs. Downtown Mesa is a revitalized center offering art, entertainment, culture and community celebrations. The new Mesa Arts Center attracts world-class performances and the Mesa Southwest Museum and Arizona Museum for Youth have doubled in size. Many of the commercial buildings have been newly constructed or existing buildings have been renovated. The Light Rail offers many stops in Mesa and the extension to Gilbert Road is underway.
If you haven't explored Mesa lately there's a lot to be discovered!
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