Introduction to Casa Grande, Arizona
Casa Grande, Arizona, in Pinal county, is 29 miles S of Chandler, Arizona and 37 miles S of Mesa, Arizona. The city is included in the Phoenix - Mesa metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 25,224 people lived in Casa Grande.
Casa Grande History
The mining boom in Arizona led to the establishment of Casa Grande in 1879. Thompson Rodney Peart was one of the founders of Casa Grande. Many areas and significant structures in the city are named after him, including Peart Park, the Peart Center and Peart Road. Casa Grande was named after the Hohokan Ruins that can be found at the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. It was incorporated in 1915.
Casa Grande and nearby Attractions
- Casa Grande Country Club
- Casa Grande Railroad Station
- Casa Grande Mountain Park
- Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
- Heritage Hall
- Casa Grande Art Museum
Things To Do In Casa Grande
The Hohokam Indian Ruins are about 20 miles away and are a very popular destination for visitors. One can learn about the local history of the area at the Casa Grande Valley Historical Museum, where several historical items are on display. Casa Grande has several other historic structures which are noted for their architectural styles, like the historical railroad station.
Casa Grande Transportation
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport offers regular services.
Casa Grande Higher Education
Central Arizona College, Chandler/ Gilbert Community College and Mesa Community College are the nearby higher education institutions.