Mesa, Arizona is a large suburb, located about 30 miles west of Phoenix. Located in the midst of the Phoenix metropolitan area, Mesa is one of the largest cities in the United States in its own right.
Forbes Magazine has listed the Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale area as the eighth fastest growing city in America. Once one begins researching Mesa, they don't have to wonder why so many are flocking to this southwestern gem. With a low unemployment rate and a higher-than-average median income, Mesa is attractive to many prospective homeowners.
As with all unique cities, Mesa is much more than meets the eye. The year-round warm temperatures are a feature common to the U.S. Southwest, but what makes Mesa stand out is the combination of high culture, historic sites, and modern conveniences. Mesa is home to no less than four museums, two archaeological sites, and a number of historic properties. The Arizona Museum for Youth is designed specifically for young people to explore creativity. The Mesa Historical Museum pays homage to the city's history, as well as that of baseball's spring training in the region. Mesa is also the location of the Arizona Museum of Natural History. This museum has permanent exhibitions that include a recreation of the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine, a recreation of a Hohokam village, and a number of fossils including skeletons of a tyrannosaurus and a triceratops.
Another feature that draws many to Mesa is the easy access to sports and performing arts. However, prospective homeowners may be more interested in the area's excellent education and health care services. Mesa's Mountain View High School is repeatedly ranked as one of the top high schools in the state by U.S. News and World Report. Mesa residents are within close proximity of a branch of the Mayo Clinic as well as Phoenix Children's Hospital along with Mesa's own Banner Heart Hospital and Banner Desert Medical Center.