The Town of Queen Creek, located at the base of the San Tan Mountains, was named for the wash that runs through it. The rural, agricultural heritage that is the town’s foundation is an integral part of the community’s character. An abundance of citrus, cotton, pecans and vegetables are grown in the area. While urban growth spreads toward the community, the town works to manage and direct it so that their rural, small-town charm is not over-run. Four golf courses, numerous annual festivals, including the Peach Festival, Potato Festival, and Schnepf Farm’s Pumpkin and Chili Party provide locals and visitors with year-round recreation.
- Founded: 1989
- Incorporated: 1989
- Elevation: 1,400 feet.
- Size: 25.8 square miles
- Population: 4,316 (2000 census)
- Major Attractions: Pick-it-yourself fruit and vegetable crops, annual Peach Festival and Pumpkin Fest, San Tan Mountains, San Tan Regional Park, Superstition Mountains, historic sites