"One of the major streets in Mesa"
University Drive can be a confusing street for newcomers to the Phoenix metro area, because it actually runs through Mesa and Tempe. So there is an East/West University in Tempe, and then another one traveling through Mesa. University Drive in Mesa turns east at Center Street. It is a fairly busy street, and includes both residential and commercial areas. There seem to be a large number of trailer/mobile home parks on this street as you move further east, so it’s home to many of the snowbirds who come to Arizona for the warmth during the winter months. For this reason, there is a strong elderly population in this area. There are plenty of doctor’s offices, grocery stores, churches, and pharmacies on this stretch of road. It’s fairly well lit, even at night, and is one of the safer streets in Mesa.