Mesa Real Estate
by Justin Lombard
Mesa – A Rich History
The City of Mesa is located about 20 miles east of Phoenix and is one of the older cities in the Greater Phoenix area.
Mesa’s rich history dates back at least 2,000 years to the arrival of the Hohokam people. The Hohokam, whose name means “All Used Up” or “The Departed Ones”, built the original canal system. The canals were the largest and most sophisticated in the prehistoric New World and many are still in use today.
Centuries after the Hohokam’s mysterious disappearance, the area was inhabited by Apache Indians and, later, American frontier settlers.
The City was incorporated in 1883 with a population of 300 residents. Today, Mesa boasts a population of about 442,000 residents over a 133 square mile area, making it the 3rd largest city in the State of Arizona.
With the opening of Falcon Field and Williams Field in the early 1940s, military personnel began to move into the Mesa area. With the advent of air conditioning and the rise of tourism, population growth exploded in Mesa as well as the rest of the Phoenix area. Industry—especially early aerospace companies—grew in the 1950s and 1960s. As late as 1960, half of the residents of Mesa made a living with agriculture, but this has declined substantially as Mesa’s suburban growth continued on track with the rest of the Phoenix metro area.
Mesa Activities and Amenities
Mesa offers a vibrant arts and culture scene, including the Arizona Museum of Natural History, the Commemorative Air Force Aircraft Museum, the Mesa Historical Museum, and the Arizona Museum for Youth.
Shopping, dining, and outdoor activities are numerous, including Mesa Riverview Mall (home to Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World), Superstition Springs Center, and Fiesta Mall.
If outdoor activities are what you seek, look no further than one of the city’s many outdoor parks and recreation facilities, golf courses, or public pools.
For baseball enthusiasts, Mesa’s Hohokam Stadium is the spring training home to Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs.
Mesa Real Estate
Mesa real estate offers something for everyone, from affordable turn-key condos to palatial estates on multi-acre lots. The master-planned community of Las Sendas is particularly popular with winter residents who appreciate it’s stunning beauty and convenient access to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and Mesa-Gateway Airport.
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(“Courtesy of the City of Mesa and Wikipedia.org”)