Mesa’s story is one of mysterious Indians, Spanish expeditions, early American explorers, Mormon migrations, a diverse community, and continual growth. Individuals and families made important contributions to the development of Mesa.
The history of Mesa dates back two thousand years to the Hohokam Indians. The Hohokam, whose name means the Departed Ones, built the original canal system that spread over 125 miles and is still used today.
Explorers and Apaches
Missionaries and explorers, including Coronado, Father Kino, and Marcos de Niza, came to Arizona (though not present day Mesa) during the 1500’s and 1600’s. A less known explorer was Esteban (also called Estevan or Estevanico), who searched for the city of gold. Apache Indians, east of our area, drove the Spanish away in the 1700’s. U.S. Army troops fought the Apaches in the late 1800’s, opening the way for white settlement. Kit Carson and other explorers came through the Salt River Valley during the early part of the 19th century.
Explore the 5 best neighborhoods in Mesa AZ (Northeast and Southeast Mesa) below:
Northeast has been named as the wealthiest neighborhood in Mesa. This upscale area has several golf communities and custom home enclaves along with more affordable areas. Northeast Mesa neighborhoods are among the most popular in the Valley for road bicyclists, who flock to the Usery Pass Road and Bush Highway. The Desert Trails Bike Park is in the heart of the area with trails for all ages. Las Sendas also offers many hills and bike lanes. Saguaro Lake and Salt River Recreation offer boating, tubing, paddling and other water sports.
1). Las Sendas – The most upscale master-planned community in Mesa is Las Sendas, which encompasses 1800 acres. The community features million dollar homes with spectacular views of the Superstition Mountains and dedicated open spaces. The award-winning Las Sendas 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones II, integrates the natural landscape and offers a challenging yet playable golf experience. The golf course and clubhouse are privately owned but allow residents of Las Sendas to enjoy preferred privileges.
2). Alta Mesa – A diverse community of over 2000 homes, Alta Mesa consists of about 25 separate enclaves, many of which are gated for extra security and privacy. You’ll find luxury custom homes, townhomes, patio homes, and condos in Alta Mesa. The Alta Mesa Golf Club is the centerpiece of the Alta Mesa community, a private, equity club owned and operated by its members. Many Alta Mesa homes are on the golf course and offer expansive views. Alta Mesa is conveniently located less than 2 miles from the loop 202, with golf courses, and shopping and dining opportunities just minutes away.
3). Red Mountain Ranch – The desirable master planned community of Red Mountain Ranch is comprised of several enclaves of neighborhoods (some gated) with around 1600 single-family homes and townhomes. Many of the beautiful homes offer spectacular mountain and city light views due to the higher elevation and proximity to Tonto National Forest. Builders represented in the community include Richmond American, Saddleback Homes, Continental, Ryland, and UDC, just to name a few. At the center of the community is the Red Mountain Ranch Country Club featuring an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Pete Dye, a spacious clubhouse, pool, fitness center, and 6 lighted tennis courts.
This growing Mesa neighborhood is attracting new homebuyers and businesses. The ASU Polytechnic campus located here attracts a younger crowd and millennials, families and retirees alike flock to this area. Golf courses are abundant and many big recreational areas are close by. New neighborhoods can be found on the eastern side of this neighborhood. The master-planned communities of Eastmark and Mulberry can be found in the middle of Southeast Mesa.
4). Eastmark – Ranked as the #1 best-selling master-planned community in Arizona, Eastmark features beautiful neighborhoods, award-winning schools, and innovative amenities. The five-square-mile community was designed to encourage connection and interaction outdoors. Neighborhood streets are bicycle and pedestrian-friendly and residents enjoy numerous opportunities to come together and mingle, with clubs and activities available to fit most interests and needs. Eastmark real estate includes single-family homes ranging in size from 1,300 to 5,700 Sq.ft. and priced from the low $200s to $500K+. Notable builders represented in the community include Meritage Homes, Taylor Morrison, Maracay Homes, and Shea Homes.
5). Mulberry – The desirable, master-planned community of Mulberry appeals to families of all types. The community includes seven parks, decorative pergolas, extensive landscaping, and attractive, tree-lined boulevards that lead you to the centrally located Club at Mulberry Park, which is just a short walk from anywhere within the community. There are four new home collections available in Mulberry: Arbor, Americana, Centennial, and Heritage. Mulberry is a great choice for buyers seeking a more recent build, with three to five-bedroom homes priced from $297,850 to $518,000. Residents enjoy an array of outstanding amenities including a large pool, fitness studio, tennis, pickleball, basketball, playgrounds, large event lawns, and a professional lifestyle director onsite for organized community events and lifestyle opportunities.
Mesa is a suburb of Phoenix, and the third-largest city in the state of Arizona. Mesa is abundant with residential communities as well as economic opportunities. The hot and dry weather can drive many unwanted pests into comfortable Mesa homes. Dangerous pests like the Black Widow Spider and the Bark Scorpion can be harmful and frightening. Other pests like fire ants and roaches can damage property and landscape. Protect your home from pesky pests and call a recommended exterminator today.
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