Queen Creek ranks as the 10th best suburb to move to in 2021

Apr 26, 2021, 4:45 AM | Updated: Apr 27, 2021, 10:11 am
(Facebook Photo/Queen Creek Town Hall)...
(Facebook Photo/Queen Creek Town Hall)
(Facebook Photo/Queen Creek Town Hall)

PHOENIX — Queen Creek ranks as one of the nation’s top suburbs to move to this year, according to a real estate website.

The town ranks 10th on the list by, which looked at various factors to come up with the rankings including average home price and quality of schools.

“It’s really great to see a third party organization or group recognize all the work that we’ve been putting into developing the community and building the community literally from scratch,” John Kross, town manager, told KTAR News 92.3 FM.

The town has come a long way. It started out as a farming and agricultural community, and over the past decade has seen tremendous growth. It’s now one of the fastest-growing communities in the state.

Kross noted the housing market in the area “has become extremely competitive.”

“One of the more attractive parts of our community, when you compare us to other suburbs within the Phoenix metropolitan area, is that you tend to get a little bit larger lot than you perhaps could get in some of the other communities,” he said. “That can be very, very attractive to a lot of new buyers.” has the median listing price of a house in Queen Creek at $327,100 and the median square footage at 2,310.

It also gives the town an A- for the quality of schools, which Kross said is another reason why many people are moving to Queen Creek.

“If you are someone who is interested in choice, there are a lot of choices for you and your family with respect to educational options, from a technical sort of aspect or pathway to more of a traditional aspect as well and anything in between,” he said.

To keep up with that growth, Queen Creek has been investing a lot on infrastructure and transportation.

“We are literally building a brand new community from scratch,” Kross said. “So that means all new utilities that have never been there before, which is the case for most of the community.”

The town is halfway through completing its 10-year transportation improvement plan that includes widening arterial roads and extending State Route 24.

“A lot of progress has been made but we recognize there’s still progress we’ll continue to make,” he said.

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Queen Creek ranks as the 10th best suburb to move to in 2021