Mesquite, Texas, is a city of over 139,000 that is known around the world for the Mesquite ProRodeo, which was founded in 1958. This city has so much to offer its visitors, from experiencing historic prairie life at the Florence Ranch Homestead to savoring the finest in art, music and theater at the Mesquite Arts Center. Mesquite is part of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and is the 18th largest city in Texas.
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Housing Statistics The median sales price for homes in Mesquite during the period January-March 2013 was $160,817 with an average selling price of $163,000. The total number of homes sold during this period was 127. 6.86 percent of houses and apartments in Mesquite are unoccupied, meaning this city has many opportunities for you to purchase a house for sale or to sign on for a rent to own house. More than half of the properties in Mesquite are owner occupied. This number currently stands at 57.20 percent, while the percentage of rental homes is 35.94 percent.
Weather and Climate As a part of a subtropical region that is generally humid, Mesquite sees approximately 226 days of sun every year. July is the warmest month of the year with an average temperature of 83 degrees Fahrenheit, while January tends to be the coldest month of the year with the temperature usually dropping to 47 degrees Fahrenheit. Rainfall is pretty evenly distributed throughout the year and the average precipitation in this region is 37.84 Inches. On an average, the wettest month of the year is May, with an average rainfall of 4.74 inches.
Tourist Attractions Mesquite is a city that is proud of its heritage and rich history. To experience a bit of this, head over to the Florence Ranch Homestead. A popular educational museum located in the original Florence home that was constructed in 1871, it is a great example of the 19th-Century rural Texan architectural style. Not to be missed are the rare painted ceilings of the Opal Lawrence house, located in the Opal Lawrence Historical park. This house depicts the agrarian lifestyle of one of the first families in Mesquite. If you prefer something a bit more adventurous, The Celebration Station is a large entertainment center featuring bumper boats, go-kart racing, paintball, miniature golf, an arcade and several batting cages. Promising an adrenaline filled day at an outdoor dirt track, Devil's Bowl Speedway is also a key local attraction. And finally, visit the Mesquite ProRodeo for an experience that is authentically Mesquite. The highlights of the rodeo include saddle bronc riding, professional bull riding, rodeo clowns and calf roping.
Arts and Culture At the heart of the city's cultural scene is the Mesquite Arts Center, which hosts concerts, art shows, theater performances and literary events. The musical performances featured here include local resident artists such as the Mesquite Symphony Band and the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra as well as several internationally renowned performers. The Arts Center also has a number of art galleries, including the main and chamber galleries that support and promote local art exhibits. Some of the artwork featured includes photography, sculpture and textiles.
Largest Employers and Industries A retail and entertainment hub, Mesquite has brought in a number of companies through the years. The largest retailers in the city are Town East Mall and Big Town Mall, which was the first enclosed mall in the state of Texas. In the most recent years, Mesquite has become well known for its logistics, manufacturing and service-based industries. Some of the market leaders that occupy Mesquite industrial space include Unilever, Georgia Pacific, A.H. Belo Corporation and Benjamin Moore Paints. Two of the region's largest employers are Eastfield College and UPS, housed in the Skyline Industrial Park in Mesquite.
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