Mesa city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. state of Arizona was registered as a 1-square-mile townsite. It is now a suburb located about 20 miles east of Phoenix. Located in East Valley section of Phoenix Metropolitan Area, it bordered by Tempe, Chandler and Gilbert as also Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and Apache Junction.
Mesa is the third-largest city in Arizona after Phoenix and Tucson and the largest suburb in the US. While it is decidedly known as a bedroom community, but being home to the Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University it is a lively place. Mesa history dates back to 2,000 years when the Hohokam people arrived here to build their sophisticated canal system, the largest in prehistoric New World.
After the disappearance of the Hohokam and before the arrival of the early settlers not much is really known of the area as explorers did not venture here. By the late 19th century U.S. Army troops subdued the Apache that opened the way for settlement. Mesa remains immersed in its mysterious Indians, Spanish expeditions and early American explorers.
The diverse community has had continual growth. Founded in 1878 and incorporated in 1883, Mesa is the Spanish word for "table top," describing a flat-topped, raised area. The first settlers built homes on a mesa above the surrounding area. Now the third largest city in Arizona, there’s plenty to do in Mesa! This modern