Mesa Homes for Sale
Just west of Phoenix, south of Scottsdale and north of Chandler, Mesa, Arizona has much to offer residents and visitors alike. This Sonoran desert city offers the perfect blend of natural beauty, a climate conducive to an active lifestyle, and a range of cultural, historical and recreational attractions, not to mention big-city amenities with a small-town feel.
Many who consider homes for sale in Chandler AZ or Chandler homes for rent also take a look nearby Mesa. Founded by Mormon settlers in 1878, the city was named for the geologic feature on which it sits. Today, this thriving East Valley city is a desirable place to call home.
Mesa at a Glance
Mesa is home to more than 439,000 people. It's the second largest city in the state of Arizona and the 38th largest in the U.S., making it bigger than Miami, Atlanta and Minneapolis.
With an area encompassing 133 miles, there's a lot of room to spread out in Mesa and surrounding areas such as Chandler, making homes for sale Chandler AZ and Mesa AZ even more popular for those seeking space to raise a family.
Mesa's location in the Sonoran Desert means that this East Valley city's climate is characterized by sunny days -- more than 300 days of sun per year -- low annual rainfall, and an average temperature of 86 degrees. Fall, winter and spring are characterized by mild, sunny days and cool nights, while summer remains hot and dry. The local climate attracts many who seek Mesa, Phoenix, Chandler AZ homes for sale or Chandler homes for rent.
Mesa is packed full of enough cultural and historical attractions to keep all ages busy year-round. History buffs can learn about the r
egion's rich p
ast at the Mesa Historical Museum, which houses collections that highlight the many groups that have called the Mesa area home over the centuries, from the original residents, Hohokam Indians, to the Spanish missionaries that explored the area in the 1500s, to the early settlements in the 1800s. For an even more in-depth exploration of the past, the Arizona Museum of Natural History contains an impressive collection of fossils, geologic and prehistoric artifacts, while the Commemorative Air Force Museum brings our service members' experiences to life.
Art lovers won't want to miss the city's permanent public art collection. Known as Sculptures in the Streets, 38 sculptures adorn the streets of downtown Mesa. You can also check out the galleries lining the streets of downtown, as well as the exhibits at the Mesa Conte
mporary Arts and the Sirrine House Living History Museum. For the perfect night out on the town, catch a theater performance or a musical concert at the Mesa Performing Arts Center. The Mesa Youth Symphony, the Southwest Shakespeare Company, and the Nile Theater also maintain a regular schedule of events in the downtown core.
For shopping and dining, residents have their choice of a diverse group of destinations, from the independent shops and eclectic boutiques and galleries along Mesa's downtown streets, all punctuated by eateries, to the city's many malls. Two of the largest, Superstition Springs Center and the Fiesta Mall, offer more than 100 stores and eateries in an indoor/outdoor setting. For a unique experience, check out the hundreds of vendors at the Mesa Marketplace, a weekend swap meet and flea market.
One of the best parts about living in Mesa is the outdoor recreational opportunities at your doorstep. Hikers and mountain bikers will adores the scenic beauty of the Superstition Mountains, while those who prefer a leisurely walk can explore the city's many public parks. You can take a hot air balloon tour, ride through the desert on horseback, and even take a ride in a Jeep -- all within a few miles of town.
If golf is your passion, you're in luck! There are more than 40 golf courses within a half-hour drive of downtown Mesa. And don't forget spring training; each year, the major league teams descend on the Valley of the Sun to get their practice time in before the season starts. That means more than 200 professional games to watch!
Mesa's economy has weathered the storm and is growing strong. With a strengthening housing market and lower unemployment rate than the rest of the country, this desert city is the perfect place to call home.
When you're ready to take the next step, Murray Realty Group is here to help. We have extensive lists of Mesa and Chandler homes for sale and know the Mesa and Chandler real estate market inside and out. We can even help you relocate to Chandler AZ, Mesa, or other cities in the Valley of the Sun.
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