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Why You Should Consider Living in Queen Creek, Arizona
The friendly town of Queen Creek is a bedroom community located approximately 28.6 miles from Phoenix in Southeast Valley, Arizona. Encompassing 25.8 square miles, parts of Queen Creek are situated in both Maricopa and Pinal counties. Home to approximately 42,503 residents, Queen Creek has a growing population that has nearly doubled over the past decade. Residents enjoy a family-oriented, small-town vibe along with easy access to employment hubs and the amenities of a major metropolis. An exceptional climate (330 days of sunshine annually), scenic desert beauty at every turn, and a relaxed, rural lifestyle combine to make Queen Creek one of America's best small towns.
Most of the community is served by the highly-acclaimed Queen Creek Unified District, which includes six elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. A smaller portion of the community is also served by several other excellent school districts including Coolidge Unified School District, Florence School Unified School District, Higley Unified School District, Chandler Unified School District and Combs Unified School District. Alternative education options include Benjamin Franklin Charter School, Cambridge Academy, and Heritage Academy Queen. Post-secondary educational options in the immediate area include the Chandler-Gilbert Community College and the Polytechnic campus of Arizona State University.
Queen Creek offers plenty of great retail options including Queen Creek Marketplace, Cornerstone at Queen Creek, Power Marketplace, and Queen Creek Village. You’ll find national retailers like Bed, Bath & Beyond, Cost Plus World Market, Kirkland's, Ross, Super Target, Stein Mart, and T.J. Maxx, Walmart Supercenter, Sprouts Farmers Market, Walgreens, PetSmart, Home Goods, Harkins Movie Theater, and others. Located 9.8 miles north of Queen Creek in Gilbert is San Tan Village, an outdoor lifestyle center where you’ll find major retailers like Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dillard’s, and Macy’s. Specialty stores include Apple, Barnes & Noble, Charming Charlies, Coach, Forever 21, and Sephora, just to name a few. Chandler Fashion Center, the second-largest mall in Arizona, is located 18.9 miles away in Chandler. The upscale mall features 180 different stores, restaurants, and eateries, a 20-screen Harkins movie theater, a seasonal splash pad for the kids, and much more.
Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre in Queen Creek is a 38-acre facility that provides English and Western equestrian events as well as home shows, RV and car shows, concerts, and private weddings. The park is home to a number of prestigious organizations and events including the Arizona Cutting Horse Association, Arizona Reined Cow Horse Association, Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association, Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders Association, Shelley Productions Priefert World Series of Team Roping, Queen Creek Barrel Racing Association, and Vintage and Vino.
The Queen Creek Performing Arts Center provides Broadway-quality theater, spectacular plays and entertaining musical acts in its modern 777-seat theater. Queen Creek is home to Queen Creek Olive Mill, Arizona's only working olive farm and mill. Family owned and operated, the 100-acre farm has over 7000 olive trees. You can taste your way through the gourmet marketplace and shop for locally made olive oils and also enjoy the Italian inspired eatery featuring old-world family recipes. The Barney Family Sports Complex (The Barn) is a 77,000 Sq.ft. indoor sports facility in Queen Creek with two indoor hockey rinks. The Barn offers different youth and adult sports, clubs, and leagues as well as hosts many special events like high school dances, gymnastics tournaments, roller derbies, and birthday parties.
The Phoenix metro area is host to hundreds of popular annual events such as the popular Waste Management Phoenix Open (best-attended golf tournament in the world) and the Barret Jackson Auto Show in Scottsdale, just to name a few. For sports fans, there are 4 Major League sports teams all within the Phoenix metro area, 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 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.
The Cactus League spring training baseball in the Phoenix metro area includes the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, and the Texas Rangers. With 10 facilities hosting 15 teams, the Phoenix metro area has the greatest concentration of professional baseball facilities found anywhere in the U.S.
Queen Creek and the surrounding area offer plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities such as hiking, biking, and horseback riding, which can be enjoyed year-round. Desert Mountain Park, Queen Creek Founders Park, Queen Creek Community Center, and local schools provide a variety of amenities that include sports fields, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, community pools, and more.
San Tan Mountain Regional Park is just a short drive from Queen Creek (7.7 miles), which encompasses over 10,000 acres and preserves a small portion of The San Tan mountain range. A network of trails crisscrosses the park providing opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Hiking trails located in the park include the Little Leaf Trail (0.7 miles), Stargazer Trail (0.8 miles), Hedgehog Trail (1 mile), Moonlight Trail (1.3 miles), and San Tan Trail (6.4 miles). The Gold Mine Trail (2.5 miles) allows you to hike to the highest point in the park.
In nearby Phoenix, you can hike around the red butte formations in Papago Park, including the iconic Hole-in-the-Rock, featuring the main chamber that looks out over nearby lagoons and the distant downtown skyline. The trails in Papago Park are typically smooth with little elevation, providing easy access for walking, hiking, mountain biking or trail running. Another great hiking destination is Camelback Mountain located in the Echo Canyon Recreation Area between the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix and Paradise Valley. Two difficult trails ascend 1,420 feet to a summit resembling the hump of a camel's back, affording 360-degree views of the surrounding city. Camelback offers some of the best urban hiking in the U.S. and attracts over 300,000 hikers every year.
Golfers can choose from several top-rated golf courses in the immediate area including Las Colinas Golf Club, Apache Sun Golf Club, and Encanterra Golf Course along with over 200 additional golf courses scattered throughout the Phoenix metro area.
- Las Colinas Golf Club is a public 18-hole traditional style golf course designed by golf architect Mike Asmundson. The course stretches over a gently rolling landscape with over 2000 cottonwoods along with other native grasses and plants. 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. The course features tree-lined fairways, lush green grass, fabulous views, and provides challenging play for golfers at every skill level.
- Encanterra Country Club is located in nearby San Tan Valley and features a private 18-hole desert/traditional golf course designed by golf architect Tom Lehman, with stunning views of The Superstition and San Tan Mountains. The large, undulating greens are paired with strategically placed bunkers creating some interesting challenges.
Commuting From Queen Creek
- The town of Gilbert is located approx. 28 minutes (16.3 miles) via S Ellsworth Rd. from Queen Creek.
- The city of Chandler is located approx. 26 min (16.2 mi) via AZ-202 Loop W. from Queen Creek.
- The city of Mesa is located approx. 31 min (23.3 mi) via US-60 W from Queen Creek.
- The city of Phoenix is located approx. 45 minutes (38.0 miles) via US-60 E. from Queen Creek.
The closest major airports serving the community include Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport located in Mesa about 15 minutes away and Sky Harbor International Airport located about a 45-minute drive from the center of town.
PARTNER WITH LUXURY REALTOR® In Queen Creek - CATHY CARTER
Serving Queen Creek luxury homebuyers and sellers since 1997, Cathy Carter believes in maintaining close relationships with her client-family, knowing that any successful business takes care of people first. Cathy is very familiar with Queen Creek including the neighborhoods, schools, and community issues that affect your home-buying decisions. Her knowledge, dedication, and experience in the Queen Creek luxury market will exceed your buying, selling or relocation expectations.
Known throughout the industry for her exemplary service and local expertise, Cathy goes above and beyond for her clients and will do whatever is necessary to ensure a smooth and successful transaction. To find out more about this beautiful home for sale in Queen Creek, please contact Cathy today at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch with her here.
CATHY CARTER, ABR, CRS, CDPE
RE/MAX Alliance Group
725 W. Elliot Rd., Suite 111
Gilbert, AZ. 85233
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