There’s a LOT of buzz about Google coming to Mesa to open a huge data center.
The tech giant is said to be opening the 750,000 square foot data center near Sossaman and Elliot Roads in southeast Mesa.
This is an area that still has some large chunks of vacant land but they are quickly disappearing. You’ll find a mix of large commercial and residential developments nearby that benefit from easy freeway access, close proximity to the booming Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport, relatively affordable housing and a lifestyle that is certainly unlike Google’s housing situation in California.
It seems like the region has been on an uptick for several years. If this deal is indeed finalized, Google would join Apple, AT&T, and Boeing as top Fortune 50 corporations with operations in Mesa.
The demographics of the Valley seem to be what many tech companies are looking for. An available workforce, less corporate regulation and taxation than CA, and other technology hubs within a relatively short distance should help this massive project be a success.
One of the first tech hubs in the area is the Price Road Corridor where Godaddy, the ASU Research Park, Intel, Shutterfly and many other large companies have congregated in this South Tempe and Chandler hub.
Of course, there has been a lot of talk about tech startups in the Phoenix warehouse district, as well.
When Apple announced their huge presence in this area, many started talking about jobs, growth, and technology. It’s a buzz that should continue far into the future as our economy appears to be on pretty good ground.
The photo below shows a map of the area, and it reflects the hundreds of homes currently for sale within a 5 mile radius of the new Google data center in Mesa. As you can see, the data center is close to Gilbert, Chandler, Queen Creek and Apache Junction, as well. Many of the homes currently on the market within this 5 mile radius are priced between the low 300’s and mid 400’s with a handful of homes above the $1 million price range.
New Google employees will be able to choose from relatively modest homes nearby to some really nice, custom homes. There’s a good mix of neighborhoods around here and a few master planned communities within a very short distance. Heck, Morrison Ranch might be an interesting fit for some of the new employees, as it sounds like the land Google is purchasing is owned by the Morrison family. There’s some other really cool lifestyle communities in close proximity, as well. Think Augusta Ranch, Agritopia, Eastmark and others.
You can use this Google map to take a look around the area to get a feel for what’s here and what’s coming.
It sounds like Google coming to Mesa will bring interest and tax dollars to the region. Only time will tell what else happens to the area as people continue to move here in very large numbers.
Of course, if anyone is thinking of buying or selling a home in the area, we are happy to help!