Queen Creek is a city in Maricopa and Pinal counties. The city is very sunny and warm majority of the year with over 300 sunny days on average per year. Queen Creek is where country meets city, with small-town values and the convenience of a city. Southern hospitality, hiking, horse trails, and over 10,000 acres of the Sonoran Desert are only a small part of what makes Queen Creek so special.
Like many other towns in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Queen Creek’s communities play a huge role in the character of the city. Some of the best neighborhoods in the area include The Pecans, The Villages at Queen Creek, Meridian, Orchard Ranch, Nauvoo Station, Circle G at Queen Creek, Emperior Estates, Cortina, Montelena, Hastings Farms, Sossaman Estates, and Victoria. The Pecans is a formally landscaped, custom home community surrounded by the charming Pecan Forest. The estate sized lots boast single family homes that measure up to 3,600 square feet. The canopied boulevards, wide tree lined medians, and thousands of pecan trees provide plenty of shade for the hot summer months. The Villages at Queen Creek is a master planned community built around an 18-hole golf course. The community provides gorgeous views of the San Tan Mountains, a pool, tennis court, close proximity to downtown and its shopping centers, and is suitable for all ages. The Meridian community is another master planned community. This community is designed to resemble a small town neighborhood while living a 21st century lifestyle. There are 229 acres of open space, equestrian trails, an equestrian arena, a treehouse, 11 interconnected parks, and more. Nauvoo Station consists of four different communities, a new elementary, and homes that are Energy Star lever 3 certified. Hastings Farms is a master planned community with 7 floor plans available. The floor plans have 3, 4 and 5 bedroom layouts and up to 3 car garages. Sossaman Estates include basements on select floor plans, close proximity to schools, playgrounds, and shopping. The homes are affordable, starting in the mid-$300s. The Victoria community is located in the heart of downtown within walking distance of shopping and restaurants. The communiry is also just a few miles away from walking trails. There are 8 floor plans available with one and two-story homes. The layouts go up to 7 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and 4 car garages. The schools in Queen Creek are served by 6 different school districts. Queen Creek Unified School District’s schools all have A or B ratings from the Department of Education. Only one of the schools, Wueen Creek High School, rated a B.
When it comes to having fun in Queen Creek, there is more than enough to do. The Queen Creek Olive Mill is like going to a winery, but instead of tasting wine, you’re tasting oils, sauces, and vinegars. You’re almost guaranteed to leave with a few new bottles of flavored oil for your kitchen. Enjoy free samples to taste, a pleasant atmosphere, and a charming patio to socialize and eat on. There are wonderful products available and tours to give you more information than you could imagine about olives. Take in the scenery at the beautiful grounds, and enjoy a bite at the café or grill on site. Horseshoe is a horse lovers dream come true. There are horse shows, competitions, gorgeous horses, cowboys, rodeos, and more. The facility is family-friendly with kiddie rides, junk food, and goodies. Schnepf Farms is a great place to bring the whole family. From fresh produce picking to kids activites and fireworks, everyone in the family is sure to have a good time. There are animals to see, such as: goats, pigs, cows, peacocks, sheep, and more. Kids can enjoy train rides and the whole family can enjoy festivals, pumpkin picking, peach picking, and feeding the deer.
When your stomach starts to grumble, try a few of Queen Creek’s best spots to eat. The Pork Shop is a great place for meat lovers. Try some of their quality fresh pork in their pulled pork sandwiches, sausage and pepper snack sticks, and green chili burros.
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