San Tan Valley derives its name from the nearby San Tan Mountains. Previously referred to as San Tan Heights, San Tan Foothills, Greater San Tan and simply the San Tan Area, the community lacked any official name. Until 2009, residents used nearby Queen Creek as their mailing addresses. To coincide with the addition of a new ZIP code for the community on July 1, 2009, the United States Postal Service was petitioned to provide the area with a new name. After several discussions and name suggestions, some of the suggested names were put to vote and the name San Tan Valley was selected.
San Tan Valley is located in the unincorporated area between the towns of Queen Creek to the north and west, Apache Junction to the north, and Florence to the south. The area is also bound by the San Tan Mountains and the Gila River Indian Community on the southwest. The community is convenient to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and with the expansion of roads and freeways, the area is becoming more easily accessible and has become extremely desirable. San Tan Valley is immediately adjacent to Queen Creek so you’re just minutes from all that Queen Creek has to offer.
You’ll still find many horse properties and ranches throughout the area, but you’ll also find master-planned communities and even a country club. You can find fast food, sit down restaurants, grocery stores, and Banner Ironwood Medical Center, open since 2010. This is a rapidly growing area with additional stores, services and a movie theater already planned. San Tan Valley is served by two schools districts: J.O. Combs Unified School District and Florence Unified School District. There are also several award winning charter school districts in the area.
San Tan Valley is still quite affordable which makes it very appealing. Because the area is unincorporated, property taxes are still reasonable and lower than neighboring cities. However, values are appreciating and prices are on the rise. Let me show you San Tan Valley and you might just find your forever home!