Nestled between Phoenix to the west and the Tonto Nation Forest to the east, Mesa has a growing population and it’s easy to see why. This sunny city’s downtown is known as “a square mile of unique style” and has plenty of residential neighborhoods to choose from. Home to the Arizona Museum of Natural History, the Arizona Museum for Youth, the Mesa Arts Center, and the Mesa Historical Museum, the city celebrates and honors its history and has an appreciation for the arts.
There are certain neighborhoods in Mesa that are very walkable, but to get around the city as a whole, most residents rely on personal vehicles. Biking is becoming more popular though, both for recreation and for commuting to work. It certainly doesn't hurt that Mesa is the host of the annual Great Arizona Bicycle Festival. Public transportation is available through Valley Metro bus services and light rail connects the western portion of the city to Tempe and Phoenix. For out-of-town adventures, the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport are at your service.