Queen Creek, AZ

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Queen Creek, AZ

About Queen Creek, AZ

Queen Creek, Arizona is a charming town located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert. From its award-winning wineries to its friendly small-town atmosphere, Queen Creek offers a unique combination of urban amenities and desert beauty. Visitors can explore its historic downtown district or take in the stunning views from nearby San Tan Mountain Regional Park. With a thriving arts scene, great schools and welcoming locals, Queen Creek is a great place to visit or call home! Very large metro area set in the desert and mountains of the Southwest. Primary industries include technology and manufacturing. It is also the state capital and is known as a retirement destination. - In central Arizona, 110 miles north of Tucson and 120 miles south of Flagstaff..

Location Details

State: Arizona
County: Maricopa County
Metro Area: Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler Metro Area
City: Queen Creek
Zip Codes: 85142
Cost of Living: 13.0% higher
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 1086 ft above sea level
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Phoenix, Arizona, is a lively city with a story that stretches back thousands of years. Long ago, Native American tribes like the Hohokam lived here, creating an impressive irrigation system. Fast forward to the 19th century, Phoenix blossomed from a farming community into a bustling city, thanks to the railroad. Now, it stands as the fifth-largest city in the U.S., attracting folks from all walks of life.

Geographically, Phoenix sits in the Sonoran Desert, surrounded by a stunning landscape of mountains and deserts, iconic for its saguaro cacti and beautiful sunsets. The nearby Superstition Mountains and Tonto National Forest offer great spots for hiking, camping, and boating, making it a paradise for those who love the outdoors.

The economy in Phoenix is strong and varied, featuring sectors like healthcare, education, technology, and tourism. This growth has brought many job opportunities, making it an attractive place for professionals. Plus, living here is relatively affordable compared to other big cities, with plenty of housing options available.

When it comes to politics, Phoenix presents a mixed bag. The city itself leans more liberal, while the surrounding areas tend to be more conservative. Arizona is often seen as a swing state, showing a balanced divide between the two major political parties during elections.

Life in Phoenix is never dull, thanks to its vibrant arts scene, sports teams (go Suns and Diamondbacks!), and numerous parks and hiking trails. The city also hosts various festivals and events throughout the year, celebrating its diverse culture and delicious cuisine.

New residents should be ready for the hot desert climate. Summers here can get extremely hot, with temperatures soaring above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. It's important to stay hydrated and take steps to prevent heat-related illnesses. Also, keep in mind the monsoon season, which can bring heavy rains and dust storms during the summer months.

In summary, living in Phoenix offers a unique mix of natural beauty, economic opportunities, and a lively lifestyle. Whether you're into outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or looking for a thriving job market, Phoenix has something for everyone.

Queen Creek Cost of Living

Arts & culture, very low humidity, and natural beauty make Queen Creek a great place to live.

+46.2% higher than avg
+38.2% higher than avg
$2,270 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
+37.0% higher than avg
Queen Creek Crime
27.3 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Queen Creek
   Arts & culture
Summer heat
   Very low humidity
Wildfires, heat waves
   Natural beauty
Significant traffic congestion
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Over 8 years ago

I am curious. My family and I reside in Alaska full time, but decided to try renting a winter home in the town of Maricopa. We were shocked as to how expensive the  More

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Over 9 years ago

I have been in Queen Creek for almost 10 years. It's probably one of the cleanest communities I have lived in. After living in Miami/ Ft. Lauderdale, Denver, Atlanta  More

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I have been in Queen Creek for almost 10 years. It's probably one of the cleanest communities I have ever lived in. After living in Miami/ Ft. Lauderdale, Denver,  More

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