Posts tagged #downtown mesa

Market with Pony Rides and Clothing Swap Drop Off

It’s time to enjoy some time outdoor and treat yourself (or others) to creative, handmade items! 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 24 from 9am to 1pm!  The Market is located outside in Downtown Mesa at Main and MacDonald. 

This month's market will feature MOMnation MOMbosses and small businesses with their homemade items. We will have hundreds of gift items for sale, food, drinks, kids' activities including pony rides and tons of give-aways hourly!

***At our March 31 Market, we will be hosting a FREE children's clothing swap! We will be collecting the children's clothing at our February Event. Please bring your gently used children's clothing to this event. Then come back in March and choose a new (to you) wardrobe for your child!***

What a great way to not only shop local and support other mommas, but to also find super unique and adorable decor, gifts, and other household items! 

Please help us support local business by sharing this event and inviting your friends & family!

Vendor Application here! If you make stuff or grow stuff, please apply.

After our event on March 31, any additional clothing items will be donated to Sunshine Acres Children's Home

This event is brought to you by Team Evolution Real Estate and Well Fed Family Farm!

Rent this Historic Downtown Beauty within 1/4 mile of the Light Rail!

The origin of this spanish-style, energy efficient home dates back to 1880 when the first structure, just the living room and kitchen, was built. It wasn't until 1915 that the house was completed. Back in 1915, Woodrow Wilson was president, the Ford Model T was only a few years old, the population of Mesa, AZ was under 3,000 and 1st Avenue was a dirt road.

Privacy abounds with mature and lush trees and bushes (one is 100+ years old!), fully fenced with automatic gates to the covered parking area and even a gated front entrance. It's the convenience of a bustling Downtown with the peace of a zen-like retreat.

Visit the VRBO listing.

Posted on September 10, 2017 and filed under mesa historic district.

Tour of Historic Homes For Sale in Mesa - 5/2/15

What a fun day! Thanks to all that attended our home tour on Saturday, May 2. Here's a list of the homes we toured:

438 N GRAND -- Mesa, AZ 85201
626 N ROBSON ST Mesa, AZ 85201
656 N Macdonald -- Mesa, AZ 85201
743 N ROBSON ST Mesa, AZ 85201
119 W 3RD PL Mesa, AZ 85201 other that is NOT listed on MLS

For a complete list of what's available please call 480.250.0023 or write to This is NOT a list that is found anywhere online and is not easy to come by. We also have homes that are not listed on the MLS.


Our Listing 152 W 2nd St. in West 2nd St. Mesa Historic District

On what was once known as ''Millionaire's Row,'' this perfectly appointed, impeccably remodeled historic single level sits on an oversized lot with garage. Custom finishes throughout include wood flooring, crown moulding, and custom paint. The Gourmet kitchen features white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, an apron sink, and updated hardware. The master bath is spacious, has an oversized shower with subway tiles, and a claw foot tub. the cute crystal chandelier overhead completes the look. Enjoy a newer roof, updated plumbing and wiring, new water softener, and a newer A/C unit. Welcome to the highly sought after, West 2nd St Historic District. Significant for it's architecture and known as the home of the middle to upper-class families of the early 1900's, this is home to some of the very few citrus-lined medians left in Mesa. Within walking distance of the amenities of Downtown which includes many award winning restaurants, light rail, the Mesa Arts Center, and many other boutiques.

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2.5 Bathrooms
  • 1,978 sqft.
  • West 2nd St. Historic District
  • 9,985 lot sqft.

Our Listing 438 N Grand Evergreen Historic District in Mesa!

Timeless, priceless charm. Welcome to the Evergreen Historic District and its ''hidden gem''. Beneath the canopy of lush and mature foliage, this finely remodeled, one-of-a-kind single story bungalow peacefully awaits. Remodeled with strict attention to detail that allows for the piece of mind of a new build but careful enough to not lose the original charm that evokes feelings of nostalgia. The warm glow of the original wood floors (1945) have been restored and the original front window of the home still exists. It's important that the front window was kept as original. This, along with no significant change to the exterior, allows the home to qualify for the Historic District tax break. The remainder of the house has been updated with dual pane windows to increase the energy

efficiency of the home. The kitchen and dining area have been updated to travertine flooring along with new cabinets, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. Tile in both bathrooms have been updated. The full bath boasts updated shower surround and "furniture" vanity. Updated fixtures, ceiling fans, and hardware are also found throughout with custom finishing touches such as the wood counter at the kitchen peninsula, wood beams on the ceiling, and wooden window sills and door headers. 

The important parts that you don't see have also been addressed. The plumbing in the main bathroom and kitchen have been updated. Some of the electrical has also been updated including new breakers added to the electrical panel to meet code requirements. The water heater has been replaced with reconfigured gas lines / venting to meet code requirements. The roof over the master bedroom has been partially replaced as well.

It's helpful to note that there is plenty of space under roof and directly behind the master bathroom that lends itself beautifully to expand the master bathroom. 

The exterior boasts fresh custom paint, a laundry room (inside laundry), a large storage / workshop area, mature fruit trees, city irrigated grassy back, and sparkling diving pool (with new pool pump and filter). Notice the private alleyway access? Only those that back the alley way now have access. The city provides a key to the gated area.

All this and more wrapped up in cozy, historic Mesa. This is the neighborhood where the neighbors know each other by first name and all the children and grandchildren come to visit on the holidays. The location is convenient especially with the completion of the light rail (coming in late 2015) which is just seconds to the south in historic Downtown Mesa. This area is beginning it's transformation back to the bustling metropolis that it once was. Downtown Mesa is the home of the world renowned Mesa Arts Center, the historical museum, and many highly recommended restaurants including Nunthaporn's Thai Cuisine and the original Blue Adobe. The homes in the historic districts (there are 7 districts total) are being renovated and are welcoming new families. There is quite a vision among the community for the future of Downtown and the groundwork is being laid each day toward this vision. The Downtown Mesa association and the Mesa Chamber coordinate events on a weekly basis that interest all walks of life. This includes the arts, music, and family friendly events. Welcome to the perfect place to create memories that will never be forgotten.

Review of Le Salon De Beaute

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On one of the coldest mornings of the year, I waltz into Le Salon De Beaute of downtown Mesa with my black leather, knee high boots pulled over tattered skinny (yes, I said skinny jeans...10 months postpartum and I'm pretty proud to wear them!), my AC/DC sweatshirt (one of the warmest I own), and my "rats nest"...almost two feet of jet black, loosely curled mama hair neatly pulled back in the perpetual pony tail (to hopefully escape the curious mitts of my 10 month old). 

Whitney, my new stylist, energetically welcomes me almost instantly.  I think I maybe sat waiting only long enough to text Daddy (my sons daddy that is...) the most recent instruction for the next two hours while mama is getting pampered.  Excitement now starts to appear as my petite, platinum blonde stylist shows me to her station.  I instantly LOVED her hair.  Point for Whitney.

Once seated I have the opportunity to take it all in.  It's a good sized salon with two rows of stylist booths, maybe 20 or 25 or so.  The decor is more toward the upper end but attractive to all walks of life.  Since my hubby remodels homes for a living, I tend to daydream about remodeling all day long.  This place would look AMAZING with some "wood" tile in grey.  The originial tin ceiling and the feel of the older building was just perfect.  There was plenty of space for the sinks, nail techs, receptionist, and there was a good bathroom too.  

Now, I know I don't look a day over 35 ;) but I do have a good share of "the greys".  So, as she's applying color to my roots (oh…before she started she smeared some ointment by my hair line to keep the dye off my skin…brilliant!), I begin asking her about my new passion, Downtown Mesa.  It turns out that Whitney has been a stylist in that location ever since the owners established it so she has a pretty good take on what is going on downtown.  We talked about the historic home districts, who the business owners are in the area, the consensus on the light rail, etc... you name it.  2nd point for Whitney. 

I liked that, during that conversation, she pointed to a cutie pie couple a few stations away and said "those are the owners".  Him...originally from France, handsome, in jeans and black chucks.  Her...petite, the most BEAUTIFUL long, layered, blonde highlights and lowlights (I'm not sure if those are the correct terms but they sounded good here), and a pair of awesome red shoes.  I liked that they were there and alongside the rest of the crew.  I liked that they too had customers in their chairs.  

My stylist was indeed the best shampoo girl I have ever had, a skill that she developed the first year of her tenure here.  With a brief description of my frustrations she quickly and uniquely transformed my mama hair to something that I'm happy to twist up in that pony tail by day but let down at night.  3rd Point for Whitney. 

The impact on the wallet was less than a Scottsdale price but the experience was certainly one of the most enjoyable and I'm more than pleased with the results.  4th Point for Whitney.

Needless to say, I've found my salon.

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