Find the perfect place to call home in Mesquite
Known as the "Rodeo Capital of Texas"
Founded in 1878, Mesquite is a thriving suburb located just east of Dallas. It ideally sits at the crossroads of four major highways, I-30, I-635, 1-20 and U.S. Highway 80, offering easy access to much of North Texas and beyond. Mesquite prospered in the 19th and 20th centuries as a farming town that produced cotton, hay, corn and sugar, and utilized nearby railroads to ship these raw goods nationwide.
Today, top employers in Mesquite such as Sears, United Parcel Service and Dallas Regional Medical Center, attract residents of all kinds and take part in its growing economy. Covering a total of 46.2 square miles, Mesquite is home to a number of parks, libraries, schools and entertainment facilities. Arguably one of its most well-known attractions includes the Mesquite ProRodeo, which hosts rodeo championships throughout the open season and has hosted Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush!
Area attractions and things to do in Mesquite:
- Take in the rich culture and diverse event line up at the Mesquite Arts Center. Enjoy food, drinks, live music, dance instructions, festivals, plays and so much more. At the MAC, you'll get your fix of a night out on the town.
- Shop 'til you drop at Town East Mall, located in Regal Row, which makes up one-third of Mesquite's "Rows of Texas," the city's 4-mile long shopping, dining and entertainment district. Regal Row offers hundreds of options for shoppers and food lovers to go all out, where Tex-Mex, BBQ, burgers and seafood is in abundance.
- Step back in time with a tour of Florence Ranch Homestead, the town's first historical park that still stands today. The building was donated to the City of Mesquite by the Florence family, and has since been restored and furnished with historically important items that serve as an ode to days gone by. Pick up a unique gift at its gift shop before you go.
- Take in the fresh air and natural sites offered within the grounds of one of Mesquite's 60 parks! Enjoy walking trails, fishing at Catfish Corner, or volleyball at Samuell Farm. Some of the parks even offer pavilions and full-service buildings in which to enjoy an afternoon picnic, a child's birthday party or a big family reunion.
The list of attractions and things to do in Mesquite goes on, and it's the perfect suburban area close enough to the city of Dallas but far enough away to avoid the hustle and bustle.