"A Suburb of Big Proportions" Top 5 Page for this destination Mesa by BruceDunning

Mesa Travel Guide: 119 reviews and 315 photos

A Big Bedroom Community

With around 500,000 people, and 200,000 homes (includes many mobile homes), this area of 133 square miles is simply-huge. The density is packed with about 3500 per square mile. It has a east/west distance of around 15 miles and north/south of 10 miles. Location is ideal for commuters and retirees with freeways surrounding the city.

Views of the mountains blanket the skyline

The view to the east is of Superstition Mountain range that stands out in the skyline. It is an area covering 160,000 acres, and is remote to wilderness to be so close to a large suburban area.

Shops in the main old town section

There are shops and art galleries in the old downtown area. It has had a revival to try and draw people back to the center, but competes with so much other retail out there in the community; it has a hard time of it.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A quite place where various have sought sokitude
  • Cons:Traffic and travel distances are negative
  • In a nutshell:Too many retail spots and a long distance to get around
  • Last visit to Mesa: Dec 2010
  • Intro Updated Dec 26, 2010
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Dec 26, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    Bruce, lovely page about this little gem of Arizona. Merry Christmas and happy new year 2011 to you and your family from snowy Germany.

  • MD2nd's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2010 at 4:42 AM

    Wonderful mountains and valleys flourish tip! So true! Thank you for visiting my Bonames page, and leaving me your thoughts to it. I appreciate.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2010 at 12:01 PM

    Great tip! Lovely photo BTW!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    Nice start !


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