Queen Creek, Arizona uniquely crosses over county lines in the Southeast Valley with the majority of the town in Maricopa County while a small portion of the 26-mile town referred to as San Tan Valley is in Pinal County. Almost 20% of the town is dedicated to commercial or industrial uses giving the town a definite agricultural feel.
Queen Creek has experienced a small explosion in population since its incorporation in 1989 with more than 44,700 residents at this time living in a small-town atmosphere, surrounded by the San Tan, Goldmine, and the Superstition Mountains.
Queen Creek has become a mecca for new construction and development with several local and national builders including Taylor Morrison, Ryland Homes, and Mattamy buying up land to build homes in a variety of different floor plans and price ranges. Condos, townhouses, zero lot line homes, horse property, and luxury subdivisions are just a few of the options that potential homeowners have when selecting a home in Queen Creek.
Balancing the population growth with the resident’s desire to keep the intimate feel of the community has challenged the town leaders to get creative with their economic development plans and their annual celebratory activities. Most cultural attractions including the American Heritage Festival, the Schnepf Farms holiday festivals and the Queen Creek Olive Mill featured on the Food.