Mesa is one of the nation’s fastest growing cities.
It is the third largest city in Arizona, and the 38th largest city in the US.
Mesa offers a bit of everything! It is a thriving community with the feel of a suburban environment. Mesa offers active business, educational and recreational environments. There are a wide variety of amenities in Mesa; parks within walking distance from home, sports facilities for athletes both young and old and, of course, golf courses for every skill level.
The Hohokam People were the first to arrive in the area that is known as Mesa, Arizona over 2000 years ago. They built the original canals that moved the water through the valley. A variation of these canals provides the water to valley residents today.
In July 1878, Mesa was registered as a town site. The next year, the first school was built, Mesa was incorporated in 1878 with a population of 300. With the widening of the canals in 1885, there was enough water flow to build a power plant. In 1917 the city of Mesa purchased the power plant from its founders. The revenue from this plant has financed capital expenditures for the city of Mesa until the 1960’s.
In the 1940’s with the growth of Falcon Field, and Williams Field, there was tremendous growth with military personnel relocating to Mesa.