Mesquite is located about 20 minutes east of downtown Dallas. The city’s approximately 140,000 residents enjoy easy access to 22,000-acre Lake Ray Hubbard, a great place to spend the day fishing, boating, skiing, sailing or just relaxing. The city is also home to the world-famous Mesquite Rodeo. Mesquite offers buyers a wide range of home styles and price ranges from which to choose. Higher education is provided by two institutions: Eastfield College provides undergraduate degrees and continuing-education credits as part of the Dallas County Community College District and the Texas A&M University–Commerce Mesquite Metroplex Center provides graduate-level courses and degrees in a variety of fields.