If you can believe it, there was a time, not that long ago, that Queen Creek and San Tan Valley were farmland. There wasn’t a grocery store, much less shopping, breweries, and restaurants. All that has changed in the last five years. It’s not just Schnepf Farms attracting seasonal visitors to the area. Queen Creek and neighboring San Tan Valley are filled with homes, families, schools, shopping, and restaurants.
While home values are on the rise in this area, you can still get more house and yard for your money than you could in more established cities like Tempe or Mesa.
Not only that but you can get a new home or be the second owner of a well-kept home.
If you’re thinking you will be too far from events and activities living nearly an hour from central Phoenix and 20-30 minutes from Chandler, think again. We put a shout out for Queen Creek and San Tan Valley and were not disappointed with the responses to our (un)scientific social media survey.
Encanterra Community and Golf Course is an all ages and 55+ community with golf course, country club, and restaurant. Located in San Tan Valley, there are options for age restricted or all ages new homes. The social calendar includes wine tastings, concerts, wellness and fitness events, and more. The golf course is challenging and the restaurant offers tasty options.
The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch opened in 1997 and was one of the first signs that Queen Creek was in development. What makes this golf club unique are the two nine hole courses. The Mountain Nine is around the San Tan Mountains offering elevations for those seeking a challenge while the Valley Nine offers rolling hills and longer holes. It’s worth it try both and then settle in for a drink and meal at Tastes of the Terrace.
Baci Italian Bistro – If you’re looking for authentic Italian food, this is the place!
Sushi Creek – For the sushi lover and their non-sushi loving friends, this place offers lunch specials, happy hour, and the I Hate Sushi menu. Closed on Mondays.
San Tan Flat – The tagline says it all, “All the fun of camping without having to sleep on the ground.” Grab your friends, sit around the fire, eat great food, and go home happy.
Old Ellsworth Brewing – Among the newest Arizona breweries, Old Ellsworth opened in the summer of 2017. Customers enjoy beer and food, including build your own poutine and Hatch green chili grilled cheese sandwiches.
Queen Creek Olive Mill – We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention this amazing place! Looking for locally made olive oils and other foods? Need a quiet place for coffee with friends or wine and live music date night? The Olive Mill has it all.
And of course, Schnepf Farms is the staple down here for family fun throughout the year.
If you’re thinking about moving to Queen Creek or San Tan Valley, I’d love to show you around! Make an appointment with Elaine Beery at 480-570-1912.