Guide to San Tan Valley AZ

A Few Facts About San Tan Valley

To its residents, San Tan Valley was originally thought to be part of Queen Creek, but it was not. It was actually an unincorporated part of Pinal County. In June of 2009, the unincorporated area of northeastern Pinal County became known as San Tan Valley. As of today, it has the largest population of any area in Pinal County. San Tan Valley at this time is not a town or a city it is a reference to a geographic area of Pinal County.

Where did the name come from? Like many of the other towns in Arizona, San Tan Valley did not get its name from its original settlers, rivers, creeks, streams or even a mountain range. In June of 2009, there was a public vote, both online and a paper ballot. After all the votes were counted the name San Tan Valley came to fruition. Beating out 23 other names with 18% of the total votes. Very creative.

San Tan Valley is only 50 minutes from downtown Phoenix and about 40 minutes to the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. It is only 11 miles south of the coming Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. The area knows as San Tan Valley has a population of approx 81,321. The median age is 34. San Tan Valley offers great weather all winter long with an average temperature of 69.2 degrees from Nov-March during our winter months. While it is a little warmer in the summer months this makes San Tan Valley a great winter vacation destination for many cold-weather visitors.

San Tan Valley is expanding its variety of restaurants and many beautiful golf courses. Here are a few areas to consider visiting while house hunting in San Tan Valley: Schnepf Farms, Olive Mill, San Tan Flats, Horseback Equestrian, San Tan Mountain Preserve, The Pork Shop, Moon Trail, Wild Flower Walk, Arizona Renaissance Festival, Farmers Market and plenty more to explore! If you need a short-term rental while you are house hunting, try these San Tan Valley Vacation Rentals.