Mesa is a fast growing suburb of Phoenix near the amazing Superstition Mountains. These mountains provide amazing outdoor recreation, along with the nearby Salt River. Biking, golf, tennis, and many other sports are enjoyed by the outdoor loving inhabitants. This college town (the Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University, East and Mesa Community College) of 450,000 is located . It is the 3rd largest city in Arizona. In our opinion Mesa is a lot more interesting than many of the other big Phoenix suburbs. It has more of a youthful and cosmopolitan feel.