As of 2012, the population of Mesquite, Texas is 139,824. Mesquite saw a 12.2% increase in population from 2000 to 2012. Most of the city is located in Dallas County with a smaller portion in the east overlapping into Kaufman County.
On May 22, 1873, A.R. Alcott, an engineer for the Texas & Pacific Railroad, filed the first plat for the township of Mesquite. The railroad, which ran from Dallas to Shreveport, Louisiana, began stopping at the newly created town, and the city began to grow around the railroad.
Mesquite prospered through the late 19th century and early 20th century as a farming community growing cotton, hay, corn and sugar. The town remained predominantly agrarian until after World War II when the suburban boom took affect in Mesquite.
Entertainment wise, Mesquite blends their small town feel with great outdoor amenities. From the Mesquite Arts Center to the Mesquite Championship Rodeo, residents and visitors alike can experience a variety of entertainment offerings. Mesquite also boasts retail and dining options to satisfy every taste on its Rows of Texas, a 4-mile section off I-635 where shopping, dining and entertainment venues converge. Moreover, Mesquite has 75 designated city parks, 12 miles of hike and bike trails, 4 swimming pool facilities, and 22 tennis courts.
Mesquite holds a “Real. Texas. Festival.” every April. It consists of Texas-based music, family entertainment, foods, so visitors can experience Mesquite’s “Real. Texas. Flavor.”
Education wise, in addition to numerous elementary and middle schools, Mesquite is served by five high schools: Mesquite High School, North Mesquite High School, West Mesquite High School, Poteet High School, and Horn High School. Two-thirds of Mesquite ISD campuses are ranked as either Recognized or Exemplary.
Higher education is provided by two institutions. Eastfield College provides undergraduate degrees and continuing education credits as part of the Dallas County Community College District. The Texas A&M University–Commerce Mesquite Metroplex Center provides graduate-level courses and degrees in a variety of fields.
Mesquite is recognized by the White House as a Preserve America Community. This is a designation for “communities that protect and celebrate their heritage, use historic assets for economic development and community revitalization and encourage people to experience local historic resources through education and heritage tourism programs.” Museums in Mesquite include the Florence Ranch Homestead and Opal Lawrence Historical Park.
Neighborhoods in Mesquite include Lawson, Park View, Edgemont Park, Creek Crossing, Creek Crossing, Falcon’s Lair, Falcon’s Ridge, Pecan Creek, Rollingwood Hills, Skyline, Pasadena Gardens, Original Town, Melton, Tealwood, and Northridge.
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