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Located East of Dallas, the city of Mesquite is a large suburb of Dallas. Known as the "Rodeo Capital of Texas," Mesquite offers plenty to do in the form of shopping and entertainment. The Mesquite Arts Center houses a performance hall, black box theater, galleries and so much more. Mesquite has been designated a Playful City USA for 4 years running and recently opened a hike & bike trail to add to the fun.
Positioned in the crossroads of four major highways, Mesquite is an ideal city to live in if you want easy access to places like Downtown Dallas, Lake Ray Hubbard or the airports that serve our Metroplex. There is a publicly owned and operated airport that is popular among transient aircraft.
The Mesquite Arts Center houses a performance hall, black box theater, galleries and more. There are 76 parks and multiple recreation facilities.
Founded in 1878 along the Texas & Pacific Railroad, the locals named the town after the Mesquite Creek. Mesquite then prospered through the 19th century as a farming community. After World War II, the suburban boom happened and the population of Mesquite grew rapidly. The Rodeo was founded in 1946.
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