Mesa, Arizona is located in an area known as the East Valley. Mesa, AZ sits 20 miles east of the capital, Phoenix, AZ. South of Mesa is Chandler, AZ and Gilbert, AZ. North of Mesa is Scottsdale, AZ. Mesa, specifically the 85201 area, shares a border with the city of Tempe, AZ.
The 85201 area of Mesa is located in the northwestern corner of the city. The Salt River canal runs east and west at the northern part of 85201, which separates Mesa from the Salt River Reservation.
Mesa is the third-largest city in the state of Arizona and was home to over 400,000 people, as of 2010. The city covers over 18 miles of territory going east to west. The 85201 community is located in the far west part of Mesa.
Mesa, AZ is served by Mesa Public Schools for all public school operations. This district is the largest in the entire state, which includes 55 elementary schools, 9 middle schools, and 6 high schools.
Mesa offers many options for higher education. Mesa Community College is the largest college of the Maricopa Community College District and offers over 200 different types of programs.
The main Arizona State University campus is only a few miles away from the 85201 area. Arizona State also has a campus in southeast Mesa.
Things to Do
There are plenty of things to do in Mesa, AZ. The 85201 community offers an outdoor shopping center called the Mesa Riverview. The shopping center offers a movie theater, restaurants, and familiar stores like Walmart and Home Depot.
The Mesa Amphitheater, located in the Downtown Mesa district, is a great venue to relax and enjoy music from your favorite bands.
Baseball fans will love spring training even more in the 85201 neighborhood. Sloan Park, built in 2014, is home to the Chicago Cubs and the Oakland A’s play just a few miles away at the Hohokam Stadium, also in Mesa.