Just east of Phoenix, the city of Mesa has a rich, complex history, which includes its prehistoric roots up to and including its transformation into the vibrant business and residential community it is today. A thriving desert community, the city is the third largest in the state of Arizona and home to a desert oasis with canyon-carved waterways and trails, cultural art and entertainment, museums and a bustling downtown area.
Situated in the foothills of the Superstition Mountains, nature’s beauty is on full display. Hikers can follow the footsteps of Native Americans and prospectors along the Apache Trail or explore the waters of the Tonto National Forest. Cyclists enjoy 40 miles of bike lanes and mountain biking trails at Usery Mountain Regional Park and San Tan Mountain Regional Park. History buffs will delight in a visit to the Arizona Museum of Natural History, while art enthusiasts will swoon at the Mesa Arts Center Downtown Mesa Art Walk.
Mesa also offers food and drink enthusiasts amazing options to explore the locale’s tastes, including the Beers & Brews tour, which explores at least 15 breweries, taprooms and cafes around the city. The Fresh Foodie trail takes participants on a quest to find fresh local flavors, tour a working olive mill and get a taste of farm life. If award-winning golf courses, shopping and spa trips are more up your alley, Mesa has that covered, too.
Impressive Smart City Growth
Mesa is home to more than five million people, and encompasses 138 square miles inside a 21-city region. The area has a diverse and sustainable economy with an educated workforce, a balance of base industries that create high-quality jobs, and a partnership between government and technology to create economic opportunities.
In fact, Mesa is considered a Smart City, which means the latest technologies and data-driven insights are utilized to improve residents’, businesses and visitors’ quality of life, civic engagement and economic development, as well as community vibrancy. Mesa boasts many “industries of opportunity,” including healthcare, education, aerospace, aviation, defense, technology and tourism.
Historic City Living
Mesa prides itself on the many history-based and cultural experiences visitors and residents can enjoy. Mesa Grande Cultural Park is home to a giant, centuries-old ceremonial mound, and artifacts of the ancient Hohokam people who were the first prehistoric people to live in the valley for more than 1,500 years and are best remembered for their construction of a large network of irrigation canals.
Packed with enjoyment, the Mesa area offers educational, cultural and outdoor attractions. The Arizona Museum of Natural History exhibits dinosaur skeletons and archaeological finds, and the i.d.e.a. Museum offers hands-on artistic and scientific exhibits for kids. Mesa Arts Center presents theater, musicals and contemporary art.
In fact, metropolitan hub has a passion for the arts like none other. Mesa is home to the award-winning Mesa Arts Center, the largest arts and entertainment complex in the Southwest, which is attracting some welcome attention across the globe. In general, the city showcases many makers sharing their artistic talents inside museums and galleries, and their works can be found in venues up and down Main Street.
Making the Valley of the Sun Your Home
When you call The Reserve at Eastmark home, you’re surrounded by the desert, the hustle and bustle of the Phoenix metro area, and the amenities right outside your door. When you’re not indoors enjoying the fully-equipped kitchen, air conditioning or in-home washer and dryer, you’ll relish feeling like you’re on vacation every day while swimming in the community resort-inspired pool or hanging out with friends and neighbor at the property’s clubhouse.
Three- and four-bedroom floor plans offer modern interior space to hang out at home and relax, and residents also access basketball courts, a community splash pad and several nearby parks. Combining these luxury amenities with the rich culture of Mesa means you’ll feel right at home in no time. Are you ready to live the life you dream of? Self-guided tours are offered every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – schedule your own tour of the next place you’ll want to hang your hat, The Reserve at Eastmark!