ALL ABOUT MESA
Mesa is the third largest city in Arizona and the 35th largest city in the United States. With a population just over 500,000, Mesa is larger than Atlanta, Miami and Minneapolis.
Located 20 miles east of Phoenix, Mesa expands across 140 square miles and shares borders with Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Apache Junction and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Mesa is located in the northeast section of Maricopa County – the fastest growing county in the United States with over 4.5 million residents.
A suburban community, Mesa is served by great transportation infrastructure offering residents easy access to work and play opportunities throughout Metro Phoenix. The Loop 202, Loop 101 and US 60 freeways easily connect Mesa to downtown Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, and the I-10 Interstate. The Valley Metro Light Rail and Valley Metro Express Bus services also offer great opportunities for commuters.
Mesa offers a business friendly environment and is home to companies including Boeing, AT&T, Apple, Santander, Waymo, Dexcom, Empire Southwest, Nammo Defense Systems, Fujifilm, Northrop Grumman, Able Aerospace, Banner Health, and more. The East Valley boasts a skilled workforce which continues to attract business and industry particularly around the sectors of aerospace, defense, education, health, and technology.
Mesa offers great educational options including 82 schools operated within the Mesa Unified Public Schools District. Mesa also offers many charter schools that allow parents to find the right educational fit for their children. Arizona charter schools are funded by the state and are free to all Arizona students.
Mesa is also home to more than 10 colleges and universities including Arizona State University (ASU) Polytechnic Campus, A.T. Still University, Mesa Community College, and others. More than 40,000 students are enrolled in higher education in Mesa and plans are underway to bring another ASU campus to downtown Mesa.