Mesa, located 20 miles east of Phoenix, is the third largest city in Arizona. As such, Mesa has over one hundred distinct neighborhoods, spread out over 133 square miles. One such neighborhood, The Mountain Bridge community in the foothills of East Mesa, features several different gated neighborhoods among 45% open space. Granite Ridge was developed by Mattamy Homes, and features single-family homes ranging from 3,015 to 4,249 square feet in size. Other popular Mesa subdivisions include Dobson Ranch, Boulder Mountain, Glenwood Park, Las Sendas, Red Mountain Ranch, Sky Mountain Estates, Thunder Mountain and Whisper Mountain. There are also dozens of condominium and townhome communities within Mesa, such as Coyote Landing, Riverview Park, Dobson Bay Club, and Villa Rialto.
Things To Do: Mesa lives up to its reputation of being a a very family-friendly place to live, with several entertainment options, including dozens of parks and museums. There are over 2,280 acres of parkland within Mesa’s city limits, the largest of which is the 1,146-acre Red Mountain Park which features a lake, playgrounds, as well as a basketball and volleyball court. Museums in Mesa include the Arizona Museum for Youth, the Mesa Historical Museum, the Arizona Museum of Natural History and the Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing Aircraft Museum (located at Falcon Field).
Other major destinations in Mesa include Sloan Park (home to the Chicago Cubs spring training) Golf Land Sunsplash and the HoHoKam Park (home to the Oakland Athletics spring training). Residents also enjoy the arts and cultural events at the Mesa Amphitheatre and the Mesa Arts Center. Golfers enjoy the links at one of the dozens of courses in Mesa including the Dobson Ranch Golf Course, Las Sendas Golf Club, Red Mountain Ranch Country Club, Fiesta Lakes Golf Club, Longbow Golf Club, and Painted Mountain Golf Club. Shopping options within Mesa include the Fiesta Mall, Mesa Riverview and the Superstition Springs Shopping Center.
Mesa is connected to the METRO Light Rail, and is served by the Superstition Freeway (U.S. Route 60), State Route 87, as well as the Loop 202 and the Loop 101. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, located in southeast Mesa and home to Allegiant Air, is an low cost alternative to Phoenix (Skyharbor) International Airport.
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Schools: The public school district that serves the majority of Mesa is Mesa Public Schools. A small portion of Mesa is served by Gilbert Public Schools and Tempe Elementary Schools.