"Ex-horse property and flood irrigation"
I lived a little south of Broadway on 31st St in Mesa, and I really enjoyed the older homes with mature vegetation, and all the remnants of farm life that still hang around out there. People were generally nice and pretty good at keeping up their yards, though there were some kids that weren't particularly savory. The lots are all big, a number of people have outbuildings, and the neighborhood is very quiet. It's close to an elementary school, and there's a shopping center just down the road at Lindsey. Also, at Gilbert and Broadway, there's a really excellent mechanic (Bryan's Auto).