Mesa Forklift Parts - Mesa is a city and a bedroom community for the city of Phoenix. Located within Maricopa County, Arizona, Mesa is the third-biggest city in Arizona State, after Phoenix and Tucson. Mesa's population is approximately 439,000 as of the year 2010, giving it Arizona's highest concentration of suburban population. The city of Mesa is located thirty two kilometers east of Phoenix. The city of Mesa is bordered by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community on the north, Chandler and Gilbert on the south, Tempe on the west and the Apache Junction on the east.
The amazing Hohokam people settled the Mesa region roughly two thousand years ago. The Hohokam constructed extensive canal systems that were the biggest and most complex in pre-contact North America. Some extended 26 km across the Sonoran Desert to deliver water for agricultural purposes. Some were up to 27 m wide at their head gates. By A.D. 1100 an area of desert measuring around 450 km2 was capable of yielding crops because of irrigation. Many of these canals are still being used now.
The city of Mesa is a successful industrial area today and is home to the Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University and companies such as AT&T and Boeing. Other top businesses comprise Mesa Public Schools, Banner Health, City of Mesa, Mesa Community College and Wal-Mart. Young professionals and businesses continue to be attracted to the thriving economy of Mesa.
Tourists go to Mesa for the mild climate and cultural attractions. Mesa and area is called a golfer's paradise. There are more than 100 golf courses to choose from. Desert Forest Golf Club and The Rim are amongst the area's best regarded courses. Mesa's Arts and Cultural District comprises theaters, galleries and several arts organizations: the Mesa Arts Center, the Mesa Southwest Shakespeare Company and dance companies. The history of the area is featured at the Mesa Southwest Museum, Commemorative Air Force Museum and Mesa Historical Society & Museum. The Mesa Amphitheatre is a key venue showcasing top musical performers. A three-hour drive north of Mesa is the Grand Canyon.