An exclusive, private gated community offering spectacular views of Usery Mountain Regional Park. Imagine a home with stunning mountain views and gorgeous desert sunsets. Imagine the serenity of a morning walk along the nature trails. Imagine this natural beauty within easy access of major freeways. You'll find all of this in Granite Ridge along with distinctive Mattamy homes designed by architects to reflect the natural surroundings.
Granite Ridge is located in a prestigious area of the East Valley with the peaceful Usery Mountain Regional Park nearby, featuring 3500 acres of striking natural terrain. You'll also find inspirational walking trails throughout the Tonto National Forest.
The community offers a distinguished quality of life in Single Family homes on spacious lots. You'll find 2 Model Homes which will help you experience the attention to detail and thoughtful design we build into every Mattamy home. You'll also find our homes available with a very extensive variety of features and architectural and interior design choices.
Granite Ridge is an inspirational place to call home.
While the overall history of the City of Mesa dates back two thousand years to the Hohokam Indians -- and includes nods to Spanish immigration, Mormon migrations plus missionaries and explorers -- today, with a population of nearly 500,000, this bustling suburban city is a hub of economic growth. Indeed, boasting a business- and family-friendly lifestyle, residents of the City of Mesa enjoy excellent healthcare options, top-notch educational opportunities and high-paying jobs, a number of which are located in East Mesa. In addition, residents of East Mesa enjoy easy access to multiple connecting freeways, expanding light rail and two busy commercial-aviation airports, Phoenix Sky Harbor International and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
One of the tenets of the City of Mesa's vision and mission is to provide a high-quality lifestyle for all citizens that features safe and clean neighborhoods, well-appointed libraries, top-notch recreation amenities and plenty of open space, something that East Mesa residents enjoy. In addition, the City of Mesa prides itself on offering an outstanding lifestyle for its residents, from young children to active seniors -- and East Mesa is no exception to that goal, including offering residents access to a variety of transportation choices as well as numerous arts and education opportunities.
From an elementary and high school perspective, the Mesa Public School District -- the largest public school district in Arizona -- has a total of 82 schools: 50 elementary schools, nine junior high schools, six comprehensive high schools and 17 "choice" schools. This highly rated district served approximately 63,000 students in 2014. As with any student in Arizona, families can participate in open enrollment and explore schooling options in other cities such as Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe and Phoenix, plus there are a number of private and charter schools across Mesa.
In recent years, the City of Mesa has attracted several top-notch educational institutions including Benedictine University and Wilkes University, both of which are located in Downtown Mesa, as well as Albright College and Upper Iowa University, both of which are located in West Mesa. Beyond traditional education, the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) was Arizona's first joint technological education district that allows public school districts to deliver specialized vocational, career and technical education. EVIT provides a broad array of occupation-specific programs to career-minded high school students as well as adults.
A list of additional higher education institutions in Mesa includes Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus in South Mesa, A.T. Still University in South Mesa and Mesa Community College (MCC), which is part of the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the largest providers of higher education in the United States. MCC has four campuses in Mesa: one in East Mesa, one in Downtown Mesa, one in West Mesa and one in South Mesa. And just recently, Phoenix-based Grand Canyon University selected South Mesa's Eastmark community for its East Valley location.
East Mesa's Superstition Springs Center -- located near U.S. Highway 60 and Power Road -- is where you'll find more than 150 stores and eateries including such well-known names as Dillards, Macy's, Sears, JC Penney and many more. Located in West Mesa just a short drive from East Mesa -- near Loop 202 and Dobson Road -- Mesa's largest retail offering is Mesa Riverview which sports more than 1.3 million square-feet of retail space featuring a mix of well-known stores -- including Bass Pro Shops, Home Depot, Bed Bath and Beyond, WalMart, Petco and OfficeMax -- plus independent retailers, specialty shops and restaurants. Not far away, Village Square at Dana Park -- featuring wide pedestrian walkways, outdoor dining patios and palm tree-lined driveways -- is home to unique boutiques and high-end retailers.
The City of Mesa is close to a trio of nearby freeways with numerous planned interchanges that will further enhance access to the East Valley, including East Mesa. Additional transit service across Mesa includes LINK bus rapid transit (BRT), local and express bus service, a neighborhood circulator and paratransit. In addition, East Mesa's Falcon Field -- known as one of the busiest general aviation airports in the country -- and South Mesa's Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport -- a busy regional hub -- both offer aviation options to residents of East Mesa.
Mesa has a median resident age of 35.3; the Arizona median age is 36. The estimated median household income in Mesa in 2012 was slightly more than $47,000, which is just about equal to the Arizona median. In 2013, the overall population of Mesa was nearly 460,000, which reflects a 15.4 percent increase in population since the year 2000. The estimated median house or condo value in 2012 was $129,400 in Mesa; in Arizona, it was $151,500.
The City of Mesa is a burgeoning employment center for healthcare, technology, aerospace and education. More than 100 companies are adjacent to Falcon Field (a busy general-aviation airport in East Mesa) and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (a bustling commercial-aviation airport in South Mesa), employing thousands of individuals in manufacturing, software and aerospace/aviation high-tech clusters.
Examples of some of the City of Mesa's major employers are Boeing (where the top-rated Apache attack helicopter is manufactured) and Banner Health, which has a number of major hospitals and medical centers in and around Mesa, including two in East Mesa. Another strong employer in the city is Empire Southwest, LLC, a third-generation family-owned Caterpillar(r) dealership.
A sampling of additional employers with operations in various parts of Mesa include FUJIFILM, Mitel, International Rectifier, Guided Therapy Systems, PCT International, Bridgestone, Telonics, Ulthera, LaunchPoint: Mesa's Technology Accelerator, and the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI).
From a macro perspective, the City of Mesa is home to a plethora of parks and museums including the i.d.e.a. Museum (formerly the Arizona Museum for Youth), Mesa Historical Museum, Commemorative Air Force Aircraft Museum and the Arizona Museum of Natural History. What's more, Mesa is home to Major League Baseball Spring Training parks for the Oakland Athletics and the Chicago Cubs, one of the biggest draws in the Cactus League. In addition, located in Downtown Mesa and drawing almost 400,000 patrons a year, the Mesa Arts Center (MAC) is Arizona's largest arts center with four theaters, five art galleries and 14 art studios. The MAC features a comprehensive calendar of professional performing arts shows and concerts as well as visual arts and arts education programming.
Thanks to massive investment by medical providers, hospitals and medical centers in recent years, the entire Southeast Valley is a hub of high-quality healthcare. Indeed, Banner Baywood Medical Center and Banner Heart Hospital and both in East Mesa, while Banner Desert Medical Center is in West Mesa. Banner Gateway Medical Center and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center are both in nearby Gilbert, while Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center and Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers are both in neighboring Chandler.