The thriving city of Mesa, Arizona is one of the most popular destinations in the East Valley. It is conveniently located to the Phoenix airport, Arizona State University, shopping, food, lakes, and mountains. Many people flock to this desert region for great homes and enjoyable family life. With over 450,000 residents, Mesa encompasses a large area and there are many places to find a home. Whether you are you are a new homebuyer looking for a starter home or interested in a home with lots of land, there is something for you.

Many people prefer to live in Mesa because it is the central city in Maricopa County. It is close to other cities including Gilbert, Tempe, Chandler and Apache Junction. The area was established by Mormon pioneers in the late 1800s. They left their home in St. George, Utah in search of a new place to live. When they arrived in the northern area of the city, they settled at the top of the mesa. This is how the city received its name. After arriving in the area, the first school was built. Today, several schools are located in the region including elementary schools, secondary schools, charter schools, technical schools, and universities.

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