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The Villages in Queen Creek is a master-planned housing community that has been developed around the Las Colinas Golf Club which features an 18-hole golf course designed by Mike Asmundson. The Villages sits at the base of the San Tan Mountains in one of the most coveted development zones in Maricopa County. The first non-native settlers in these parts were the Spanish, who arrived in the mid-16th century. Throughout the 1700s, Spanish missionaries began to settle in the region now known as modern-day Queen Creek. Before the Mexican-American War, Arizona had been a part of the state of Sonora, Mexico. Nevertheless, after the war, Mexico ceded a significant portion to the United States, while the rest was handed over after the Gadsden Purchase in 1853. After that, homesteaders from all over the country moved to the area and tried to tame the desert wilderness. Unfortunately for most of them, the harsh desert conditions forced many to give up. Those who are most credited for planting the seeds of development were men such as J.O. Power and his brother Bernard Power; Jasper Sossaman who owned a large acreage in Queen Creek; Charles Rittenhouse, founder of the Queen Creek Farms Company; and Johnny and Margaret Crismon, founders of the first school in Queen Creek. The town was named for an ore mine a hundred miles away called the “Silver Queen” mine.
Despite the pristine 18-hole golf course sitting walking distance from your backyard, many potential homebuyers looking to purchase a home in the Villages love the area for the beautiful desert wilderness surrounding it. Whether it’s the vast desert valleys, the scenic mountain ranges, or both, visitors can’t help but fall in love with this community and all the amenities Queen Creek offers. When it comes to dining and shopping options, there is Queen Creek Marketplace, a large open-air shopping mall located at 21398 South Ellsworth Loop, featuring a Famous Footwear, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and World Market. Dining options include Barro’s Pizza, Chick-Fil-A, Chipotle Mexican Grill, In--N-Out Burger, and Olive Garden. Another thing adding to this community’s allure is San Tan Mountains Regional, a 10,000-acre park in the desert offering visitors with trails for hiking, horseback riding, and cycling, as well as a visitors center and other guest resources. San Tan Mountains Regional also provides the public with some programs for all ages. Furthermore, Phoenix is only 40 minutes away via US-60 West, providing easy access to vital destinations such as the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport which is located at 3400 E Sky Harbor Boulevard, the University of Phoenix at 1625 W Fountainhead Parkway, and the Phoenix Zoo located at 455 N Galvin Parkway. In addition to that, you have Biltmore Fashion Park located at 2502 E Camelback Road in Phoenix with anchor stores such as the Apple Store, Ann Taylor, Macy’s, and Ralph Lauren.
Homes for sale in the Villages perfectly reflect the multivarious assortment of residential architecture found throughout the southwestern portion of America. Here you’ll see various types of custom and semi-custom built single-family homes ranging from Spanish, Mediterranean, Southwestern, Spanish-Modern, Neoclassical, Spanish Revival, Spanish Art Deco, among others. Available properties in the Villages vary in size from two bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,600 square feet to seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, and 5,300 square feet. Furthermore, if you’re unable to find available real estate in the Villages, we can assist you in searching for the perfect home in one of our other neighboring communities. For more information about properties in the Villages in Queen Creek, please feel free to contact us today for further details.
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