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Apartments in Mesquite, Texas

Mesquite is an eastern suburb of Dallas that 140,000 people call home. It offers exceptional city services, outstanding schools, and an abundance of entertainment and cultural events. Mesquite is know as the “Rodeo Capital of Texas, ” and is home to the Mesquite Championship Rodeo. There are Mesquite apartments near all of the entertainment venues and recreational parks.

Mesquite has long been recognized as a major retail area within the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. From Big Town Mall, the first enclosed mall in Texas, to the opening of Town East Mall, growth of the retail sector in Mesquite has continued unabated for more than 40 years.


The industrial side of Mesquite is equally impressive. Skyline Industrial Park is over 300 acres and home to the largest concentration of industries on the east side of the Metroplex. Ranging in size from the small manufacturer employing less than 10 people to large nationally recognized corporations like United Parcel Service(UPS) that employs over 3,000 people.
Mesquite is served by 5 highways; I-20, I-30, I-635, S.H. 352 and U.S. Highway 80. There are Mesquite apartments located near all of the major highways. The Union Pacific Railroad operates one of the largest intermodal facilities in the country for it’s freight rail service as part of Skyline Industrial Park. Mesquite is also served by a publicly owned and operated airport, Mesquite Metro Airport, which has a lighted 6,000 ft. runway.

Retail opportunities, a full service industrial park with intermodal facilities, a corporate airport and a commitment to quality has made Mesquite a great choice for doing business within the Metroplex. Apartments in Mesquite provide thousands of jobs for local residents.


Mesquite Independent School District provides primary and secondary (K – 12) education to most areas of Mesquite. A small portion of Mesquite is served by the Dallas Independent School District. While another small area of Kaufman County is within the Forney Independent School District. Mesquite ISD also serves an area of Balch Springs and Sunnyvale. Mesquite Independent School District is very proud that 42 of it’s 45 schools are rated as exemplary or recognized by the Texas Education Agency.
Mesquite is home to five public high schools; Mesquite High School, North Mesquite High School, West Mesquite High School, Poteet High School and John Horn High School. A private high school, Dallas Christian High School, is also located in Mesquite.

Mesquite offers post-secondary education at two institutions. Eastfield College provides undergraduate degrees and continuing education credit as part of the Dallas Community College District and Texas A&M University – Commerce Mesquite Metroplex Center provides graduate level courses and degrees in a variety of fields. There are Mesquite apartments located near all of the public schools.


Mesquite was founded on May 22, 1873 by A.K. Alcott, a Texas & Pacific Railroad Company engineer and planner of depot towns. The railroad bought a square mile of land, built a depot, and offered business property and residential lots for sale. Mesquite did not incorporate until December 3rd, 1887. It was the second town within Dallas County to do so.

Cotton was king in Mesquite from the 1870′s until 1900. Then hay became the money making crop of the local farmers, large hay meadows were located both north and west of Mesquite. By 1890, the population of Mesquite was 135.

Mesquite prospered through the late 19th and early 20th centuries as a farming community growing cotton, hay, corn and sugar. It benefited greatly from the railroad depot which was used as a shipping point for these commodities. The town remained predominantly agriculturally based until after World War II when the suburban boom also took root in Mesquite. The city’s population then grew rapidly from 1,696 residents in the 1950 census, to 27,526 in 1960, and then 55,131 residents by the 1970 census.

By 1970, LBJ Freeway(I-635) was completed connecting Mesquite to it’s neighbors, Garland to the north and Balch Springs to the south. By 1990, the city had grown to 101,484 residents, nearly twice the population twenty years earlier.

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