East Valley Trends & Updates: Queen Creek

 

Queen Creek, Arizona

If you are looking to get away from the hustle of the city and love open landscapes, then Queen Creek is the place for you. Queen Creek is a quickly growing area for new families and single folks alike who are looking to get more for their money and don't mind adding a little time to their commute. Queen Creek housing market is a little more friendly to buyers than other East Valley cities covered thus far. This is because of the amount of vacant land in the area that developers are now using to build new subdivisions to match the growing community. Lets take a look a the numbers!

According to Zillow and Trulia, the median home value in Queen Creek is $276,000. This number has risen by 8.7% within the last year. This trend is expected to continue by at least another 5.5% in the next year! The next number you need to know is the median list price per square foot. In Queen Creek is it currently $137 per square foot. This is $19 cheaper than the Phoenix metro area and much of the East Valley. This means you get MORE HOUSE for your MONEY! 80% of homes in the Queen Creek area is sold between $132,000-529,000. Lets take a look at this information on a graph.

Median Prices

Median List Price vs. Sales Price

Median List Price per square foot

Home Prices in %

As you can see, this area is steadily growing like most markets in the east valley. It is important to not that over 85% of homes in Queen Creek were built in year 2000 or newer. 

 

Amenities

Queen creek cross roads. Ample amount of stores and restaurants to choose from.

Photo cred: east valley properties .net

Photo cred: east valley properties .net

 

Schnepf Farms. Great place for the entire family. They have hosted tours, hayrides, and a big festival every fall!

Photo credit: Schnepf Farms Venues

Photo credit: Schnepf Farms Venues

 

The Queen Creek Olive Mill. Another unique experience. Ranked 4.5 stars on tripadvisor!

Photo Credit: AZ Big Media

Photo Credit: AZ Big Media

 

SCHOOLS

Photo Credit: AZEDnews

Photo Credit: AZEDnews

I now want to take a moment to recognize the top ranked schools in Queen Creek rated by "Great Schools". These schools are ranked from a score of 1-10, 10 being the highest and best. To learn more about their grading system, please be sure to go to greatschools.org . 

Elementary Schools:

  1. Jack Barnes Elementary School (10)
  2. Desert Mountain Elementary School (9)
  3. Cortina Elementary School (9)
  4. Queen Creek Elementary School (8)
  5. Frances Brandon-Pickett Elementary School (8)
  6. Eduprize School - Queen Creek Campus (8)
  7. Benjamin Franklin Charter School - Crismon (7)

Middle Schools:

  1. Queen Creek Middle School (9)

  2. Sossaman Middle School (9)

  3.  Willie & Coy Payne Jr. High School (9)

  4. Newell Barney Middle School (8)

High Schools:

  1. Benjamin Franklin High School (9)
  2. Queen Creek High School (7)

Thank you for taking the time to read up on the Queen Creek real estate market and trends. If you have any questions or concerns about the area please send me an email at mattbeard@azexceptionalhomes.com and I will be happy to help! Have a great day!

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