Natural Wonders & Inspiring Attractions: Living in Mesa, Arizona

Park structure surrounded by greenery

Living in Mesa, Arizona, means it’s always easy to find adventure. The Mesa area is packed with excitement, entertainment and inspiration, all just 30 minutes from Phoenix. If you’re considering a move to Mesa, keep reading—by the time you’re done, you’ll probably be ready to pack!

Outdoor activities

From incredible parks to countless trails, living in Mesa puts natural wonders right outside your door. Usery Mountain Regional Park offers 3,500 acres of beautiful landscape, including the Wind Cave Trail and the hanging gardens at Rock Daisy. Lost Dutchman State Park showcases the stunning Sonoran Desert, and is only one of the nearly 40 state parks in Arizona.

Far from being a vast desert, Mesa boasts three lakes and two rivers within 30 minutes of the city, where tubing, boating, fishing and kayaking are popular. You can also enjoy riverboat cruises on Saguaro and Canyon Lakes. And, Mesa is a fantastic city for cyclists, with more than 40 miles of bike lanes in the city, and many more in the desert and mountains.

Arts and culture

Mesa has a thriving arts scene, as evidenced by The Mesa Arts Center, a 210,000 sq. ft., $95 million dollar facility with four theaters, five art galleries and 14 art studios offering classes year-round.

The Mesa Amphitheatre is another hot spot, an open-air venue that showcases everything from daylong festivals to community events.

Walking the city itself, you might just see Humpty Dumpty sitting on a street corner; he’s part of the 40 sculptures in Mesa’s growing Permanent Sculpture Collection!

Things to do

Mesa offers adventures for every taste. Soar over the Sonoran desert with a hot air balloon ride, or tour Goldfield Ghost Town for a spooky walk through the past. If museums are your thing, Mesa has you covered. The Arizona Museum of Natural History is packed with dinosaur fossils, cultural treasures from throughout the Southwest and exciting displays—you can even pan for gold in the History courtyard! The popular i.d.e.a Museum provides hours of fun, with activities like the interactive Design HUB, where kids can make art, design, build and much more. Countless other attractions, from brewery tours and exceptional Mexican restaurants to the Phoenix Zoo, promise to keep residents busy having fun.

If Mesa seems like the perfect place for your new home, check out Estates at Eastmark!

Ranch-style home with 3-car garageThis exceptional community features:

  • New ranch homes from the upper $400s
  • Four inspired floor plans
  • 3 to 4 bedrooms and up to approx. 4,010 sq. ft.
  • Standard 3-car garages*
  • Incredible masterplan amenities, including a 4,600 sq. ft. community center with a fitness studio, a media lounge with fireplaces and televisions, a resort-style pool, a yoga lawn and more!

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