Real. Texas. Flavor.
With a motto like "Real. Texas. Flavor." You know that Mesquite will be an interesting place. Located in Dallas County in the proud state of Texas, you have everything that would expect in a metropolitan town. At the same time you will find a distinct Texas flavor.
Mesquite was founded in 1873 and officially incorporated on December 3, 1887. The new town sprung up just outside of Dallas and grew in phases. First, Mesquite focused around the railroad and then agriculture. Farmers grew cotton, hay and sugar. Things started changing quickly after World War II when the population grew exponentially. In 1950, Mesquite´s population was less than 2,000. The city´s population grew to almost 30,000 in 1960 and to more than 55,000 in 1970. Big things were happening just outside the Big D.
Mesquite Education (K-12)
Education is important for most homeowners. Here in Mesquite you have the choice of public and private education. The MesquiteIndependent School District is a K-12 district that covers most of Mesquite. Dallas Independent School District also has schools in a small part of Mesquite. There is one private high school and 5 public high schools. Mesquite High School http://www.mesquiteisd.org/mhs/, home of the Skeeters won the 2001 5A Division I State Championship.
Mesquite Education (Colleges and Universities)
Eastfield College of the Dallas County Community College District gives students an opportunity for higher education. The Texas A&M University-Commerce Mesquite Metroplex Center also gives graduate-level coursework for those searching for advanced degrees.
Mesquite Parks and Recreation
The City of Mesquite cares about the environment we live in. The city preserves trees through planting, preservation, relocation, transplanting, maintenance, watering, fertilizing, proper pruning, repair, removal etc. Mesquite has the distinction of a Tree City U.S.A.recipient 17 years running. The Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department also has several properties with water impoundments, including City Lake, Palos Verdes Lake and Rorie-Galloway Day Camp pond. City Lake is one of the largest bodies of water in the city. Here they host fishing events, like KidFish, for the community. Ask about volunteer opportunities.