Community Home Life
Side by Side for miles, these community home residents and mobile home parks abound. They line up for miles on end, and prices range from generally $150,000-200,000 for homes, and $40,000-70,000 for mobile homes. There are about 200,000 residences in Mesa, and much retail to support the need. It appears that there are 20-30% mobile homes in communities, but also some lower end residential subdivisions.
Tubing the Salt River
Well, this is so much fun I could do it a lot more often than I actually do. This is a great activity, especially in the sweltering summertime. The waters are often crowded with hordes of revelers, many with altered chemistry, but it's a big river and there's room for all.
We have our own tubes and sometimes float further down the river than the official boundary, but it is just as fun to rent a tube for the all-inclusive $15/day from Salt River Tubing, which is an alternative we often choose, too.
The most amazing about this town are its green palm trees all over, then of course the glisten Arizona-sun, in such high and blue shining sky, and the flair & charme that come with these colors. Charme, any small city stateside & southwest provides (to my eyes). Mesa probably appears more small and charming (to my eyes) though, than it might be as it is the third-largest city in AZ, after Phoenix and Tucson. Mesa is considered one of the US' fastest-growing cities/w a population of about 460,155.
"The first settlers in Mesa were probably the Hohokam Indians, who made life on the arid landscape of the region possible by developing an extensive canal system. Their probable descendnts, possibly including the Akimel O'odham, remained in the area. Much later, Spanish missionaries and soldiers traveled through the area. Then, several groups of Mormon, or Latter Day Saints, pioneers settled in the area. Over time, residents from other areas of the Valley of the Sun also moved into Mesa, increasing its population further." (wikipedia)
"Check out the B.O.B."
.......don't forget to check out the B.O.B. and see the D'backs play. Take your swim suit if you dare....they have a pool in centerfield!
I saw a playoff game against St. Louis. The retractable roof was kept closed on the day I was there in order to keep the place cool.......but then again, the "Big Unit" brings lots of heat! Lots of great features to enjoy!