Mesa is one of the nation's fastest-growing cities. It is third-largest city in Arizona and the nation's 38th-largest city. The City provides the advantages of a thriving metropolis while maintaining the feel of a suburban environment. With dynamic recreational, educational and business environments, Mesa enjoys the best in a variety of amenities including parks within easy walking distance from home, a variety of sports facilities that cater to athletes young and old, highly rated golf courses for every skill level, a diversity of special events and community festivals, and Mesa's ever-popular Chicago Cubs Spring Training baseball. Mesa covers 132 square miles.
Originally all of Mesa was one square mile. Now that one square mile is the home of Downtown Mesa. It is ‘A Square Mile of Unique Style’. Main Street offers dozens of independently owned one-of-a-kind shops, boutiques, and services. Downtown Mesa has an unsurpassed collection of history, art, theater, and music. Housing three major museums and multiple music venues, Downtown hosts an eclectic mix of events and entertainment throughout the year. The quaint Downtown colonnades, unique shopping, sidewalk cafes, and friendly atmosphere make visiting downtown Mesa a must. Mesa is just 15 miles east of Phoenix and has easy access to major freeways.