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Looking to buy a home in the Phoenix metro area’s Southeast Valley? Be sure to explore homes for sale Queen Creek AZ. Queen Creek’s small-town charm, unique shopping destinations, family-owned farms, excellent schools, miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails, and easy access to major employment centers, make it a great place to settle down and buy a home.  Whether you are interested in a low-maintenance condo/townhome, a single-family home in a quiet neighborhood or gated development, horse property, new construction, a home on the golf course, or a sprawling luxury estate with breathtaking views, real estate Queen Creek AZ has something for every lifestyle. As of July, the median price of homes sold in Queen Creek is $492K. Buyers will want to partner with an experienced agent who can help them navigate the local market and secure an offer. Cathy Carter is a REALTORⓇ Queen Creek AZ and a luxury home specialist with over 25 years of experience. Uniquely qualified, Cathy has access to all the real estate tools and resources to help you find your dream home. Feel free to get in touch with Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 and get started on your home search today!  


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For more information about homes for sale Queen Creek AZ, or to schedule a private showing, please contact the best REALTOR® Queen Creek AZ - Cathy Carter, specializing in newer homes and luxury real estate. As a full-time, licensed real estate agent, Cathy keeps her finger on teh pulse of the local market at all times. She is the first to know when new inventory becomes available -  ensuring that her clients have access to the most valuable homes and securing an offer.

Cathy would love to meet with you to discuss the type of home you have in mind and answer any questions you might have regarding Queen Creek properties, pricing, financing options, etc. She can inform you about the most desirable neighborhoods and communities in Queen Creek, the types of homes and features offered, the top builders in the region, school districts, private schools, surrounding area amenities, nearby attractions, East Valley employment centers, commuting information, local community developments, and more.

Queen Creek Housing Market Trends  

In July 2021, Queen Creek home prices were up 29.3% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $492K. On average, homes in Queen Creek sell after 20 days on the market compared to 39 days last year. There were 204 homes sold in July this year, down from 255 last year. 

Why You Should Consider Living in Queen Creek, Arizona  

The friendly, family-oriented town of Queen Creek is primarily located in Maricopa County, AZ with a small portion also in Pinal County. Queen Creek is bordered by Mesa to the North, Gilbert to the west, Apache Junction to the Northeast, and Florence to the southeast. The unincorporated area of San Tan Valley is to the east with San Tan Mountain Regional Park to the south. Queen Creek’s small-town charm and modern amenities make it a top destination for homebuyers looking for a great community to buy a home and raise a family. From small, family-owned farms and boutiques to unique shopping destinations and large-scale superstores, Queen Creek has something for everyone. Home to the Queen Creek Olive Mill, Schnepf Farms, and Sossaman Farms, Queen Creek is also a great stop along the Fresh Foodie Trail that runs throughout East Valley.

In 1990, Queen Creek’s population was just over 2,500. Over the next several decades the town experienced rapid growth and has become one of the fastest-growing communities in Arizona. Queen Creek continues to experience steady growth at a manageable pace with an estimated population of 68,500, as of 2021. Queen Creek is positioned as a center of influence in the East Valley, featuring a strategic location, land available for development, and a young, highly educated workforce. The average household size in Queen Creek is 3.49 ( U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey). The town has a well-educated population with 80% of residents over age 25 having some college or an advanced degree. The median income in Queen Creek is 105,729, which is the third-highest median income in Maricopa County. Queen Creek has a youthful population. The median age of its residents is 34.1 years, which is the youngest median age in East Valley.  

Incorporated in 1989, the Town of Queen Creek has grown from rich rural roots to a thriving community. Today, Queen Creek is experiencing strong residential growth and continued investment in the Town Center, as well as strategic interest in Queen Creek’s defined employment corridors and employment growth areas. Queen Creek is situated to be a competitive location for new business and is positioned for long-term sustainability. The top 5 employers outside the Queen Creek town limits include Intel Corporation (Chandler and Ocotillo campuses), Boeing (Mesa), City of Chandler, Dignity Health Medical Centers (Mercy Gilbert and Chandler Regional), and Bank of America (Chandler).   

Residents of Queen Creek enjoy the benefits of small-town living close to a metropolitan area (45 minutes from Scottsdale and Phoenix) along with great schools, numerous outdoor activities, scenic desert surroundings, and a low-stress lifestyle. Queen Creek is within minutes of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Arizona State University at the Polytechnic Campus

Schools & Education

The Queen Creek Unified School District offers an exceptional education to students throughout the town of Queen Creek, with a district that spans 46 square miles. It is one of only nine "A" graded districts earning the distinction from the Arizona Department of Education for four years in a row. Queen Creek has six public schools and several private and charter schools, offering excellent K-12 education. Queen Creek High School provides a challenging educational experience and serves about 2,100 students in grades nine through twelve. Students have access to a number of programs, sports teams, and school clubs that allow them to grow academically as well as enjoy their time spent here. 

In addition to the traditional public schools serving Queen Creek, students in the community have a number of alternative educational opportunities available. One of these is the American Leadership Academy, which has a campus in Queen Creek. This is tuition-free public charter school focuses education on the study of American history. The Benjamin Franklin Charger School is another option. With superior academics and high parental involvement, this charter school has a high level of achievement. The Heritage Academy is one of the state's oldest charter schools and has a campus in Queen Creek. The focus of the programming at Heritage is to help students build strong character along with achieving a strong educational foundation.

For higher education, Queen Creek is just a short drive to over 15 colleges and universities including Communiversity at Queen CreekArizona State University Polytechnic, and Chandler-Gilbert Community College. 

Shopping and Dining 

Convenient shopping can be found at Queen Creek Marketplace, Cornerstone at Queen Creek, Power Marketplace, and Queen Creek Village. You’ll find national retailers such as Kirkland's, Ross, Super Target, T.J. Maxx, Walmart Supercenter, Sprouts Farmers Market, PetSmart, Home Goods, and a Harkins Movie TheaterLocated in Gilbert is SanTan Village, an open-air shopping center featuring many specialty stores like Best Buy, Dillard's, Macy's, Lululemon, and Athletica along with sit-down restaurants and fast food. 

Located in nearby Chandler is Chandler Fashion Center, Southeast Valley's premier shopping destination. The mall features an upscale collection of more than 185 stores including Ann Taylor, Coach, Chico's, H&M, Apple, Sephora, Lululemon Athletica, The Disney Store, LEGO, and Michael Kors. You'll also find a number of great restaurants such as BJ'S Restaurant and Brewhouse, Thirsty Lion, Hop Social Tavern, Café Zupas, P.F. Chang’s, The Keg Steakhouse + Bar, Benihana, and several others. 

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Parks, Trails, and Scenic Views

Located in the scenic foothills of the San Tan Mountains, Queen Creek is surrounded by mountain views, gorgeous sunsets, and a variety of parks and recreational opportunities. Spend the day outdoors in Queen Creek:

San Tan Mountain Regional Park

San Tan Mountain Regional Park consists of over 10,000 acres and ranges in elevation from about 1,400 feet to over 2,500 feet. Goldmine Mountain is located in the northern area, with a spectacular San Tan Mountain escarpment in the southern portion of the park. The vegetation changes from creosote flats to dense saguaro forests. Various types of wildlife may be observed, including reptiles, birds, and mammals. At the park’s Visitor Center, you can see the wildlife exhibits or tortoise habitats. There are also over eight miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

Park trails range in length from 1.1 miles to over 5 miles, and range in difficulty from easy to strenuous. If you are looking for an easy, relatively short hike, the Moonlight Trail is a perfect choice, as it provides a scenic and a more mild hike for all to enjoy. If you are looking for a longer more difficult hike, try the 5.1-mile San Tan Trail. This trail winds you through the Broken Lands and Central Valley portions of the park to the top of the Goldmine Mountains. Another favorite is the Malpais Hills Trail offering a unique perspective of Rock Peak and the Malpais Hills.   

Mansel Carter Oasis Park in Queen Creek

Queen Creek's newest park, Mansel Carter Oasis Park, is located at 19535 E. Appleby Road in Queen Creek. The park is open from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m and features the following amenities:

  • Two lighted multi-purpose fields
  • Four lighted baseball fields
  • A playground centrally located in the ball field complex
  • One inclusive playground 
  • Two sand volleyball courts
  • Two lighted basketball courts
  • 5-acre fishing lake 
  • Peninsula with rock waterfall
  • Eight picnic ramadas (two large-group ramadas)
  • Wheel-friendly skate plaza
  • Sand discovery dig zone
  • Shipwreck-themed splash pad
  • Three fitness pods
  • Equestrian hitch post
  • Wash trail access
  • Three restroom facilities (two family restrooms)
  • ADA access
  • Ample parking
  • Total acreage: 48 acres

Desert Mountain Park

The award-winning Desert Mountain Park is located at 22201 S. Hawes Road in Queen Creek. The park is open from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. and features the following amenities:

  • Two lighted multi-purpose fields
  • Four lighted Little League fields
  • Two playgrounds (one designed for 2-5-year-olds, one designed for 5-12-year-olds)
  • One interpretive playground
  • Two sand volleyball courts (with a sprinkler system to wet down the sand)
  • Two lighted basketball courts
  • Eight picnic ramadas (one large-group ramada)
  • One amphitheater (with picnic ramada seating for 150-200 people)
  • Demonstration garden
  • Equestrian staging area
  • Wash trail access
  • ADA access
  • Ample parking
  • Total acreage: 29 acres

Founders' Park

Founders' Park is located at 22407 S. Ellsworth Road in Queen Creek and is open from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. (Skate Park Hours: 7 a.m. - 9:30 p.m). Thi 11-acre  neighborhood park is located across the street from Town Hall in the heart of Queen Creek. Founders' Park is a community gathering place and hosts many special events including Founders' Day and more. The park features the Splash Pad at Founders' Park and is located across from Pocket Park for Pups Dog Park. Additional amenities include: 

  • One lighted softball field
  • One lighted multi-purpose field
  • Two lighted basketball courts
  • Lighted skate park
  • Splash pad 
  • Playground
  • Four picnic ramadas

Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre in Queen Creek

Queen Creek’s Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre is a 38-acre facility that provides both English and Western equestrian events as well as home shows, RV and car shows, concerts, and more. The Equestrian Center is home to a number of prestigious organizations and events including the Arizona Cutting Horse AssociationArizona Quarter Horse AssociationArizona Thoroughbred Breeders AssociationArt of the CowgirlChampagne Dressage ShowCisco ProductionsCowboy Mounted Shooting AssociationRoots N Boots Queen Creek, Shelley Productions Priefert World Series of Team RopingSouthern Arizona Quarter Horse Association and Vintage and Vino.

Queen Creek Wash Trails

Queen Creek offers multi-use trails along Queen Creek and Sonoqui washes. The trail system provides connectivity throughout Town and with our neighboring communities, including the San Tan Mountain Regional Park. The trails highlight the natural beauty of Queen Creek and honor the town’s equestrian and agricultural heritage.

  • The Queen Creek Wash Trail is currently 4.7 miles and weaves throughout Town following the banks of the Queen Creek Wash. The trail passes open space, farmland, and a variety of residential communities. At the trail's southeastern end, Desert Mountain Park features several athletic fields, playgrounds, and picnic shelters.
  • The Sonoqui Wash Trail is 3.8 miles and weaves in and out of the rural desert landscape. The trail connects from Gilbert and is part of the Maricopa Trail, which is being developed in three phases. When completed, the entire trail system will cover an estimated 750 miles.  

Las Colinas Golf Club

Queen Creek Golf Courses

Golfers can choose from several top-rated golf courses in the immediate area, including Las Colinas Golf ClubApache Sun Golf Club, and Encanterra Golf Course. Las Colinas Golf Club is a public 18-hole traditional style golf course designed by golf architect Mike Asmundson.  The layout features an interesting variety of holes and offers a challenge for all skill levels. Apache Sun Golf Club is a public traditional 9-hole course designed by golf architect Leo Johnson. Encanterra Country Club is located in nearby San Tan Valley, featuring a private 18-hole desert/traditional golf course designed by golf architect Tom Lehman.

Surrounding Phoenix Metro Area

Phoenix is the center around which 30 communities have grown in an area collectively known as the Valley of the Sun. One of the fastest-growing and most dynamic regions in the country for technology and software companies, health care, manufacturing, and financial services are also solidly growing industries. Fortune 500/1000 companies based or having major operations in the area include Avnet, Freeport-McMoRan, Republic Services, PetSmart, Apollo Group, Insight Enterprises, ON Semiconductor, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, Amkor Technology, Swift Transportation, and First Solar, just to name a few. 

The Phoenix metro area hosts hundreds of annual events such as the popular Waste Management Phoenix Open (best-attended golf tournament in the world), Barret Jackson Auto ShowArabian Horse ShowNASCAR Subway Fresh 500Fiesta Bowl ParadeZooLights at the Phoenix ZooDowntown Phoenix 4th of July CelebrationScottsdale Culinary Festival and Tour de Scottsdale Bike Ride, just to name a few.

For sports fans, Phoenix is home to 4 Major League sports teams plus a professional WNBA team. The Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB) play their home games at Chase Field. The Phoenix Suns play in the NBA's Pacific Division and play their games at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Arizona Cardinals are a professional football team (NFL) based in Phoenix and play at State Farm Stadium and the Arizona Coyotes are a professional hockey league team based in Glendale. The Phoenix Mercury is a professional women's basketball team (WNBA) based in Phoenix and also plays at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Baseball fans can also enjoy Cactus League spring training baseball in the Phoenix area. With 10 facilities hosting 15 teams, the Phoenix area has the greatest concentration of professional baseball facilities found anywhere in the U.S.  

Queen Creek is within 10 minutes of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and 45 minutes of Sky Harbor International Airport.

Partner with The Best REALTOR® Queen Creek AZ - Cathy Carter 

With a passion for real estate, Cathy has been serving home buyers and sellers in Queen Creek and the surrounding East Valley for over 25 years. Known for her warm and friendly personality, Cathy's personal approach to the real estate process allows her to easily connect with her clients and uncover the right homes for them. Cathy understands how critical communication is during a real estate transaction and makes herself available to her clients whenever they have questions or concerns - promptly returning all phone calls, texts, and emails. 

Read what Cathy's valued clients have to say:

"Cathy was a terrific agent from beginning to end. Her comps were accurate and helpful at the outset. Her marketing was the best we have seen in our experience and we have sold 7 previous homes. She handled all the selling and closing negotiations very well and helped us navigate several anxious turns in the process. Cathy is calm, judicious, and responsive and we found her opinions and ideas valuable. We would use her to sell or buy a house again without hesitation. Great to work with and got great results."

"Cathy Carter is a highly respected, seasoned real estate professional who is very responsive, knowledgable, and open-minded. She kept my deal together by going beyond the call of duty to do some of the work of a novice agent (representing the buyer) on the sale of my house. Plus, she really went to bat for me on the purchase of my new home, getting upgrades, and closing in weeks. I highly recommend Cathy to represent you in selling and purchasing your next home or investment."

“I have dealt with many real estate agents and I would have to say Cathy Carter was a pleasure to deal with. We flew in from New York to see the area and Cathy gave us as much time as we needed. She showed us around and made us feel comfortable and welcome. As of today we are currently in contract for the sale of our home and are actively looking at homes in the Gilbert and Chandler areas. Cathy emails homes for us to look at on a regular basis and we would not use anyone else.”

“My husband and I worked with Cathy to find our home in the East Valley suburbs of Phoenix AZ. We were transferred to Phoenix from the east coast and Cathy did a wonderful job of orienting us to the area and helping us gain perspective into the different homes and neighborhoods in the East Valley. While working with Cathy, she was always very attentive and efficient. Cathy is extremely knowledgeable. She listened to our ideas about the ideal home, offered suggestions, and took us to see properties that were in line with our expectations. Cathy is extremely responsive and has even reached out to check on us after we moved into our hew home. I would highly recommend Cathy to anyone who is interested in selling their home or purchasing a new home.”

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Cathy will protect your best interests, advocate for you, negotiate on your behalf, and do whatever is needed to ensure the best results possible. If you are currently interested in buying or selling real estate Queen Creek AZ or homes in the surrounding Southeast Valley, please give Cathy Carter a call today at 480-459-8488 or you can reach her by email. 

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