City of Mesa
As the third largest city in Arizona, Mesa is a thriving suburban space with an array of dynamic recreational, educational and business opportunities.
- Founded in 1878
- Area of 132 square miles
- Elevation 1,243 feet
- Average rainfall 9.5 inches
Mesa boasts an assortment of lifestyle pursuits like the Mesa Arts Center, which is the largest arts and cultural complex in the Southwest. Between the desert beauty of the Tonto National Forest and a collection of award-winning golf courses, Mesa has plenty to offer the outdoor enthusiast. It is a family-centric atmosphere with an agricultural heritage, an abundance of outstanding shops and fantastic opportunities to take in Spring Training baseball.
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With so many fabulous dining options around Mesa, it's tough to pick a handful . . . but we tried:
Mesa features public, private and parochial schools, as well as charter and montessori options. Plus, providing educational opportunities for young adults and adults returning to college is a priority for Mesa.
From interactive museums to old west towns, Mesa is bursting with adventure. Hike the Superstition Mountains or take a leisurely cruise on Canyon Lake. Mingle with dinosaurs at the Arizona Museum of Natural History. Let your imagination soar with vintage aircraft at the Commemorative Air Force Museum. Or take an air-conditioned stroll as you window shop at one of several shopping centers.
The City of Mesa has a network of neighborhood and community parks. From pool and recreation centers, to playgrounds and golf courses, Mesa is an active environment. Access Mesa's Parks and Recreation page for details.
The City of Mesa offers a variety of sports, healthcare, community, transportation and arts opportunities that cater to all ages. For a complete list, please visit the City Services page.