Mesquite Real Estate Information

Mesquite, Texas, is one of Dallas's larger suburban communities, located within Dallas and Kaufman counties. A 2007 estimate put the city's population at around 140,000, with the 2000 census showing residents had a median annual household income of just over $50,000. The median value for owner-owned real estate properties in 2007 was $114,200.

The city was founded in 1873 by a Texas & Pacific Railway engineer who purchased land along the railroad line outside of Dallas. It officially incorporated on December 3, 1887. Throughout the early 20th century, the community was primarily an agricultural center, with hay, cotton, corn and sugar its primary products. Today it is has a thriving economy and its top 10 employers include United Parcel Service Inc.; Dallas Regional Medical Center; the City of Mesquite; Sears; Texas Dept of Transportation - Dallas District; Baker Drywall LTD; Dallas County Community College; Christian Care Center; Integra Color; and Pepsi-Cola Metro Bottling Co Inc.

The city is best known as being home to the annual Mesquite Championship Rodeo, held at the Resistol Arena, also includes a convention center, exhibition hall and a Hampton Inn. There are more than three dozen parks, three disc golf courses, four public pools and six recreation centers maintained by the city. Festivals held throughout the year include Pumpkin Fest, Haunted Trail Fest and Christmas in the Park. Other attractions include the Mesquite Community Theatre and shopping at Town East Mall.

Children living in the community are assigned mostly to the Mesquite Independent School District, though some are zoned to the Dallas Independent School District. Dallas Christian High School is located in the city as well. Post-secondary institutions in the city include Eastfield College and courses available at the Texas A&M University-Commerce Mesquite Metroplex Center.