Mesa, Arizona, a suburb just east of Phoenix in Maricopa County, is the second largest city in the valley. It is home to nearly a half million East Valley residents and over 16% are seniors. Some popular senior communities include Las Sendas, Alta Mesa, Red Mountain Ranch, Eastmark, Mulberry, Las Palmas, Sunland Springs Village, Leisure World, Dreamland Villa, Sunland Village and more.
It is served by Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, positioned in the southeast corner bordering Queen Creek, and Falcon Field, located in the northeastern part of the city.
The top 5 employers in Mesa are:
- Banner Health System
- Mesa Public Schools
- City of Mesa
Points of interest include:
- Mesa Country Club (championship golf course)
- The Arizona Museum of Natural History
- Mesa Arts Center
- HoHoKam Park (site of baseball spring training)
- Mesa Grande Cultural Park
- Red Mountain Park
- Mesa Amphitheater
- Golfland Sunsplash
- Mesa Community College (largest college in Maricopa County)
- Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University
There are 19 zip codes in Mesa: 85201, 85202, 85203, 85204, 85205, 85206, 85207, 85208, 85209, 85210, 85211, 85212, 85213, 85214, 85215, 85216, 85274, 85275, 85277.
Nearby Casinos include Talking Stick, Casino Arizona and We-Ko-Pa Casino.
Trivia: Mesa was the childhood home of singer and musician Buck Owens, inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996.