Guide to Queen Creek AZ

A Few Facts About Queen Creek

The Town of Queen Creek’s name originated did not even come from its first settlers. In the eastern mountains surrounding the Town of Superior, the land is rich and plentiful with supplies of iron ore. As many mines began to open there was one mine named the Silver Queen. At the base of the Silver Queen Mine, there was a creek known as the Picket Post Creek. This is the picture of the mine you see today above the State Arboretum. When the Silver Queen Mine opened for production, the Picket Post Creek name was changed to Queen Creek. This creek continued to run down from the mountains, past the mine, through the Queen Creek Canyon, into the area surrounding the present-day Town of Queen Creek.

Queen Creek actually did not start out with its current name though, it had a different name. The area was known as Rittenhouse. There was a railroad spur located near Rittenhouse and Ellsworth roads. Many of the residents or Rittenhouse use to flag down the train to get a ride into Phoenix. As the community began to expand and the use of the railroad stop diminished, the community changed its name and took on the name Queen Creek.

Queen Creek has the largest percentage of young professionals with a Median age of only 29.3 years while the rest of Maricopa county is 33.0 years. With a slightly lower median home sale price than Gilbert or Chandler, Queen Creek offers our new young families the larger starter home within 10 minutes of everything these other cities have to offer. Queen Creek still has the feel of the country, with many of the homes built with horse privileges. The median household income is $75,263 is among the highest of the major cities in the Phoenix Valley. Almost 61 percent of the residents have at least a college education

Queen Creek is approx. 45 minutes to downtown Phoenix and about 35 minutes to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. While Queen Creek is located in close proximity to Phoenix’s second-largest airport Mesa Gateway. The City of Queen Creek has an estimated population of 19,779. Queen Creek offers great weather all winter long with an average temperature of 70.6 degrees from Nov-March during our winter months. While it is a little warmer in the summer months this makes Mesa a great winter vacation destination for many cold-weather visitors. Mesa has approx 5,556 households with an average household size of 3.56 people.

Queen Creek has just begun to expand its range of family-owned restaurants, family-owned businesses, and great golf courses. Here are a few areas to consider visiting while house hunting in Queen Creek: San Tan Flats, The Olive Mill, Schnepf Farms, Roots and Boots Rodeo, Horseshoe Park and Equestrian, and plenty more to explore! If you need a short-term rental while you are house hunting, try these Queen Creek Vacation Rentals.