Mesa into the Modern Era

The draw to live in Mesa goes back over 2,000 years when its native people built the original canal system for the area. Not much more is documented about the area until the First Mesa Company arrived in the 1870’s, settling on top of a mesa—which eventually became the city’s namesake—and dug newer irrigation canals, while utilizing some of the ancient ones in the process. Shortly after this, the Second Mesa Company had arrived and settled slightly east, to develop supplementary farmland. In 1878 the one-square-mile area was registered as Mesa City. By the 1890’s the first power plant had been built and the revenues from this utility company successfully supplied capital overhead until the 1960’s. Military personnel poured into the city in the 1940’s and tourism steadily increased the population. Agriculture was a large part of Mesa’s industry until the 1960’s, after which suburban growth took precedence in the area.

Life in Mesa AZ

Mesa real estate owners can spend an evening enjoying an all-you-can-eat buffet while watching a professional Broadway-type show at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, play a round or two of golf at one of the two municipal golf courses, or spend the entire day with the family at Amazing Jakes indoor amusement park. Mesa Arts Center—known as the largest art center in Arizona—offers local and national theater performances, art classes, concerts, and regular art exhibits. To answer the call of the great outdoors residents and visitors alike ride horseback through Tonto National Forest on desert trails with views of Saguaro Lake and Goldfield Mountain, or go tubing down the Salt River. The city is also home to Mesa Community College, the largest in all of Maricopa County.

Because of its 18 mile length, Mesa is split into two areas known as East Mesa and West Mesa, Center Street being the bisector of the populace city. West Mesa affords Mesa home owners such amenities as the Fiesta Mall, fine local restaurants and banks. Additional shopping is offered at such places as the Mesa Riverview, where visitors can watch a movie in the theater, or shop the day away at any of the variety of stores located there. In East Mesa property owners enjoy the closeness of the Superstition Springs Center, a shopping mall that boasts an outdoor amphitheater and fountain which is utilized as a stage for free concerts that are offered throughout the summer months.

Mesa Real Estate

Despite its population of over 450,000, Mesa is unquestionably considered a bedroom community. Many of the houses in Mesa Arizona are reasonably priced with their own nuances and character, often upgraded to accommodate growing families. While each Mesa investment property comes ready to be gutted, reworked and resold. Mesa townhomes are situated conveniently throughout the city and offer comfort and ease to those looking for less upkeep and yard maintenance. In addition, many rental units are available close to hubs of the city and are perfect for college students. Whether relocating to Mesa from out the state or moving over from a neighboring town, Mesa has opportunities for every walk of life.

Pinnacle Real Estate and Investments is here to help you find the Mesa Arizona home that is perfect for you. Contact our offices today and get the backing of years of experience and local know-how with personalized information for your Mesa home buying or home selling needs.

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