Pinal County

Pinal County

Maricopa

A growing desert community with a small town feel.

Maricopa is one of the new frontiers of Arizona. Located south of Phoenix, it’s a growing desert city that prides itself on its culture, Native American heritage and outdoor recreation.

Starry night in Maricopa

Maricopa is an option to consider for singles, couples and families looking for a smaller community feel and who don’t mind a commute to jobs outside the area.

Main attractions in the area include Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, two amphitheaters that host top artists all year and the Ak-Chin Southern Dunes golf course. Family-friendly fun means time at the area’s parks and library.

Maricopa is an option to consider for singles, couples and families looking for a smaller community feel and who don’t mind a commute to jobs outside the area.

Locals love: The ability to raise a family in a smaller community with a lower cost of living, while larger Phoenix cities are only a short drive away.

Nearby attractions:

  • The historic Casa Grande Art Museum
  • Native artifacts and experiences at Ak-Chin Him-Dak EcoMuseum
  • Sports, outdoor swimming and sun at the Copper Sky Aquatic Center
  • 98 acres of playgrounds, sports fields, fishing and more at the Copper Sky Regional Park

Closest cities: Chandler, Phoenix, and Casa Grande.

Freeway access: I-10, SR 238, SR 347 (Maricopa Road)

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San Tan Valley

Quiet desert beauty meets big city growth.

Surrounded by the San Tan Mountain Park, the San Tan Valley is a hiker’s, bikers and golfer’s paradise. But don’t let all the quiet, natural beauty of the desert fool you.

Surrounded by the San Tan Mountain Park, the San Tan Valley is a hiker’s, bikers and golfer’s paradise.

With family-friendly suburbs and Active Adult communities throughout the area, the San Tan Valley is perfect for young, growing families and retiring adults alike.

Locals love: The affordable living, outdoor activities, and growing businesses.

Nearby attractions:

  • 10,000 acres of hiking and biking trails in the San Tan Mountains
  • Golfing at the Encanterra Country Club
  • The annual Arizona Renaissance Festival
  • Float Balloon Tours
  • The newest shopping mall, San Tan Village

Closest cities: Mesa, Queen Creek

Nearby freeway access: Hunt Highway

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