Queen Creek, Arizona is a splendid town in Maricopa and Pinal Counties near the beautiful San Tan Mountains. The area was initially a farming community known as Rittenhouse for the railroad spur near Rittenhouse and Ellsworth roads. The population continued to grow, but in time the use of the railroad stopped, and after that, the community decided to change its name to Queen Creek, after the creek that came through Queen Creek Canyon and the town. Queen Creek was incorporated in 1989 and has become a planned community geared for growth. It has an approximate population of 33,649 residents.
Queen Creek has many beautiful areas that can be enjoyed. Tours are available in The San Tan Mountain Regional Park through the scenic desert on trails that are educational with different levels of difficulty. The Queen Creek Olive Mill is a working farm and olive mill on over 100 acres. The family-owned farm has more than 7,000 olive trees. Visitors can experience the process of pressing olives for oil as well as tour the trees at different times in the season. Another Queen Creek farm to visit is the Schnepf Farms, known locally for the Fall Pumpkin Festival, as well as for the peaches you pick yourselves. In addition to the pumpkins and peaches, they’ve added a country store, petting zoo, train rides and other fun things in which the family can take part. The Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre is home to many organizations, and give plenty of opportunity for both Western and English riding events.
The Queen Creek real estate reflects the change from rural farms to suburban life. You will find older homes as well as newer Queen Creek homes. You will see ranch style as well as multi-level luxury homes. Homes average three to five bedrooms and are on well-manicured lots. Queen Creek has low crime, and this small town has a family-friendly attitude with the many parks for family outings, the festivals and community events. As more residential development in Queen Creek continues to take place, new shopping centers and restaurants are going up as well. When you add the suburban feel to the local amenities, and the proximity to larger communities, this is a must consider destination for home buyers searching in the Phoenix area. If you would like more information regarding homes for sale in Queen City, Arizona, contact us today and allow us to assist you.
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