55+ Communities in Queen Creek
The quality of life is a good reason to consider 55+ communities in Queen Creek, AZ. Most people over age 55 want to avoid the hustle and bustle of big city life where they had to live and work to make their retirement money.
In retirement, they want a slower more comfortable way of life, but they still want access to the conveniences and opportunities that a developed community offers. Queen Creek, AZ was planned and developed to meet those very requirements. For starters, it is beautiful.
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The town is surrounded by the San Tan Mountains and the many farms and crops of the fertile valley that lies at the foot of the mountains. Developers improved on its beautiful scenery by building parks throughout the city and interconnecting them by a series of trails.
Residents can walk, jog, or bike to their heart’s content—and all are very good for the heart by the way. Queen Creek prides itself on its rural roots and seeks to maintain this throughout the development of the community, but city planners wanted residents to have access to malls, airports, and similar modern fixtures of modern life.
The San Tan Village shopping mall is just ten minutes drive for a resident. Many retirees want to travel for pleasure and have easy access to two major airports. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is ten minutes away and Sky Harbor International Airport is forty-five minutes away making the desire to travel convenient and easy to accomplish.
For those that still want or intend to work, business travel is a dream due to the close proximity to the airports. Once back home a resident can easily slip back into the laid back nature of Queen Creek life. Not many places hold “Howl” oween pet costume contests, but that is just the type of event and rural fun that Queen Creek residents enjoy the most about their community.
55+ Real Estate in Queen Creek AZ Keeps You Active
For a home buyer seeking outdoor adventure, 55+ real estate in Queen Creek, AZ is rated as a paradise. The Sonoran Desert surrounds the area—a picturesque scene framed by mountain ranges that add to the majesty of open sky country. Sonoran Desert scenes offer red sky mornings and fiery sunsets above a multitude of giant saguaro cacti.
In the spring, wildflowers make nature watching even more enchanting. Many methods of exploring the desert exist—hiking, biking, horseback, or by 4-wheel drive vehicle. Community governments long ago recognized the beauty and special nature of the land around Queen Creek and federal, state, and local government parks exist in great number.
Tonto National Forest is one. With 2,873,000 acres to explore, a Queen Creek resident could spend their entire retirement exploring its expanse and never see or experience it all. The fifth largest national forest and one of the most visited in the country—it gets 5.8 million visitors a year—it has mountains to climb and hike, lakes to fish, campgrounds for both primitive camping and RV camping, and miles of trails to explore whether afoot, on a mountain bike, or on horseback. You will incur a fee for access, but there are senior citizen discounts.
Some of special wilderness areas in Tonto National Forest prohibit motor vehicles and bicycles. Verde Scenic River Area and Wild River Area is one. These areas are to be preserved as truly “wild” areas and can only be accessed by those on horseback or hiking. That makes them all the more unique to visit.
Hunting is allowed in Tonto National Forest with all seasons and laws regulated by the state of Arizona. For those who like to hunt, the game is abundant. Regardless of a resident’s outdoor hobby, the Queen Creek area has a place where they can enjoy their retirement pastime.