Highlights on moving to Mesa, AZ!
If moving to Mesa is in your plans, you may be interested to know that it’s the 3rd largest city in Arizona with a 2010 population of 439,041. Located only about 15 miles east of Phoenix, Mesa is just a short 12 mile drive from Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport is only a day’s drive from other points of interest, such as the Grand Canyon, Tucson, Flagstaff, Sedona, Lake Havasu and Kartchner Caverns.
Your move to Mesa will also put you near many natural attractions: the Superstition Mountains where the legend of the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine originated; the Mesa Arts Center which is the largest art center in Arizona; the Arizona Museum of Natural History; and Saguaro Lake.
Moving to Mesa – What to expect
- The climate in Mesa. With an average daytime temperature of 86 degrees Mesa, AZ has a perfect climate for those that enjoy low humidity, lots of sunshine and less than 10 inches of rain a year. Complimenting the warm sunny days are cool desert nights with an average evening temperature of 57 degrees.
- Getting around in Mesa. The Metro Light Rail connects to Sky Harbor Airport and is also a convenient way to get to work or school. Light rail also connects with the regional bus system and can take you to the best shopping, arts and entertainment areas.
- Getting an education in Mesa. Graduate and undergraduate degrees are available from several colleges in Mesa such as Arizona State University – Polytechnic, DeVry University Mesa, Everest College Mesa Campus and the Keller Graduate School of Management.
- Playing in Mesa. Mesa, AZ is a sports lover’s dream destination. The rugged landscape can be explored by ground or air with plenty of hiking trails, aerial adventures and even hot air balloon rides. You can find just about anything to do in Mesa from horseback riding to kayaking, river rafting, off road Jeep/Hummer tours and mountain biking.
- Eating in Mesa. Mesa offers a variety of restaurant choices ranging from Greek to Mexican and Southwest fare. Mesa also has 3 dinner theaters for the perfect combination of food and entertainment. In the mood to watch the game or have some fun? Try Cactus Moon Sports Grill which has 48 HD TV’s as well as 15 billiard tables and a 1,000 sf dance floor!
- Shopping in Mesa. Dana Park Village Square offers upscale shopping including many of the nations high end retailers. Fiesta Mall has 140 specialty stores as well as Dillard’s, Macy’s and Sears. Arizona’s only Bass Pro Shop is located in Mesa’s Riverview along with over 160 stores, a 16 screen theater, 24-hour fitness, plenty of restaurants and even Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill.
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