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Taste the Texas flavor in Mesquite

Mesquite on a map.

Mesquite on a map.A Dallas region suburb with plenty to offer its residents, Mesquite bills itself the Rodeo Capital of Texas, and cowboy traditions are alive and well here.

Mesquite’s historic background as a railroad and agriculture town is evident in its small town flavor, despite a population of over 140,000.

Residents are mostly families with children, and the local school district is acclaimed for excellence, and the city boasts a low crime rate.

Apartment living in Mesquite is affordable and you can find properties offering amenities like short term leases and furnished units. One Mesquite apartment community even has five resort-style swimming pools and loft-style apartments.

Jobs in Mesquite are focused on the private sector. United Parcel Service has a distribution center here that employs 3,000 workers. Median household income in the city is $50,000.

Recreation opportunities in Mesquite include numerous parks, many of which are connected to other parks via paved trails for walking, running or cycling. Residents’ favorite parks include DeBusk, Westlake, Westover and Valley Creek Park.

As for rodeo, the Mesquite ProRodeo series takes place all summer long on Friday and Saturday nights at the Resistol Arena. This is a great place to get to know your Mesquite neighbors and see some talented horsemanship in action.

Commute time to Dallas from Mesquite is roughly 30 minutes by car, depending on traffic. Unfortunately, no public transportation options are available.

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