Mesa, AZ, is a suburb about 20 miles east of Phoenix AZ.  Mesa is the third-largest city in Arizona, after Phoenix and Tucson, and the 38th-largest city in the country.

Despite being home to more than 460,000 people, making its population larger than more recognizable cities such as Miami, St. Louis and Oakland, Mesa is decidedly a bedroom community.

Mesa is home to the Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University.