Many of the jobs in Mesquite, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, are in the technology and computer industries. The video game company id Software is headquartered in Mesquite. (id Software produced the highly successful computer games "Doom" and "Quake"). Conversely, at the other end of the employment spectrum, jobs in Mesquite, Texas can also have a distinctly Western flavor as the city is the "Rodeo Capitol of Texas" and home to the famous Mesquite Championship Rodeo.
As part of the growing Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex), the population of Mesquite is rapidly moving toward a hundred and fifty thousand. Not surprisingly there is a considerable demand in the community for apartments. Mesquite, Texas is only ten miles from Dallas and as such, is an attractive option for people who want to move slightly out of the urban sprawl but remain within an easy commute of the Dallas business community.
Out of a total of approximately forty-seven thousand housing units in Mesquite, those occupied by renters account for more than fifteen thousand. It is safe to assume most of those rental units are apartments. Mesquite, Texas has a median rent of between five and six hundred dollars, slightly higher than both the state and national averages, a fact that speaks to the relative affluence of the community.
As is the case with any community, rents vary across the continuum of amenities available in apartments. Mesquite, Texas renters tend to represent the upwardly mobile, young, urban professional class and as such, available rentals tend to be considerably more upscale than those that might be offered in say a college town where cheap rent is high on the list of desirable features for such a dwelling.
Considering that the median household income in Mesquite is more than fifty thousand dollars with householders in the twenty-five to thirty-four age bracket earning forty-eight thousand a year, residents can certainly afford nice apartments. Mesquite, Texas, like so many suburbs in North Texas, draws enormous economic benefit from its proximity to Dallas.
By the same token, when those upwardly mobile professionals decide to leave their apartments, Mesquite, Texas has a thriving real estate market for the purchase of condominiums, town homes, or stand-alone dwellings. Architectural styles of all flavors are available in the community and vacant land can also be acquired for those desiring to build from the ground up.
Invariably some homeowners will ultimately find themselves in the mode of evaluating the local school. Mesquite, Texas has an independent school district comprised of five high school campuses and the adjacent facilities for lower grades. It is also feasible to consider sending children into Dallas to a private school. Mesquite, Texas has a good educational reputation, however, and such a decision would most probably be based on a religious preference or to serve the needs of an especially gifted student.
Like many communities on the fringes of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Mesquite draws considerable benefit from its proximity to its larger neighbor Dallas. Consequently, this affluent suburb is a thriving community with plentiful housing and other opportunities for residents.