Queen Creek is located in the southeast valley. We boarder Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler and San Tan Valley. It’s about a 40 minute drive to Scottsdale or Phoenix Sky Harbor airport, but only about 5 minutes to Mesa Gateway Airport.
Everyone is friendly
You will always run into a friendly neighbor at Target when you have no make-up on and hair is a mess. Don’t ask how I know.
Winters are glorious. 90% of the time shorts and flip flops are the winter perfect attire.
Summers are hot. Really hot. Plan to stay indoors or in a pool. Even better, take a quick trip up to the mountains to enjoy cooler temps.
Lots of growth and new places to shop and eat.
With growth can come growing pains. The main road through town (Ellsworth Rd.) can get backed up during rush hour due to all the construction.
Queen Creek is still an agricultural area. With plenty of green cotton fields. Not what you might expect from a desert.
Desert critters. If you don’t like things that crawl or slither you may want to stay off the trails in the spring and fall.
Tons of outdoor activities and sports leagues for the kids.
No beaches. Although there are no beaches in Queen Creek, San Diego is less than a 6 hour drive. Pack up the car for a 3 day weekend getaway!
Even though we are in the Southwest, home styles in Queen Creek are anything but boring desert color Pueblo style (sorry to any Pueblo style lovers, we do have a few in the town)
Transitional homes in Queen Creek, Arizona blend elements of traditional and contemporary design to create a style that is both timeless and modern. These homes often feature classic architectural details such as gabled roofs, dormer windows, and columns, but with a modern twist that includes clean lines, neutral color palettes, and an emphasis on open and flexible living spaces.
Modern farmhouse homes in Queen Creek, Arizona typically blend the classic charm of traditional farmhouse architecture with modern design features and amenities. These homes often feature spacious front porches, board and batten or shiplap siding, and gabled roofs, along with contemporary design elements such as clean lines and open floor plans.
Modern style homes typically feature clean, simple lines, with an emphasis on function and minimalism. They often have open floor plans that promote easy flow between spaces, and they may incorporate natural light and outdoor living areas.
One of the best things about Arizona schools is there are so many choices. From public schools to private schools to free charter schools. There may actually be too many choices! Ultimately it comes down to what is the best for your child. Each school has its own focus and benefits. Each school is “graded” by the Arizona Department of Education and those grades are public az report cards . I always tell someone new to the area to do research into each individual school and if possible take some time to tour each campus to see if it might be a good fit for your family.
Queen Creek has a number of public school choices. Each public school boundary is geographically set by neighborhood. You can sometimes get a boundary exception for a different school, but that is based on enrollment and can change. Currently there are 3 High Schools in the district.
Here are some of my favorite local spots