Town of Queen Creek History
The Town of Queen Creek incorporated in September 1989 to preserve the benefits of rural life and provide avenues for managed change. In the early 2000s, the accelerated development experienced by nearby cities in the 1980s expanded out to Queen Creek and the outlying areas. Throughout our years of its incorporation, the Town has sought to maintain the community’s friendly, small-town spirit amidst tremendous growth, while providing economic and recreational opportunities and a high quality of life.
A Vision for the Future
With overall lower-density residential areas, preservation of open space, a variety of parks and recreational activities, spectacular views and multi-use trails, all among a vibrant economy, the Town of Queen Creek offers the convenience of the city with the comfort of the country. The Town of Queen Creek’s unique character continues to be upheld and enhanced through a clearly defined vision and mission, supported by strong values and several award-winning plans designed to guide the community's future.
Queen Creek at a Glance
Queen Creek enjoys 330 days of sunshine annually on average. Outdoor enthusiasts take pleasure in golfing, hiking, biking and horseback riding year round. January is typically the coolest month with an average high of 64° Fahrenheit. July is typically the hottest month with an average high of 104° Fahrenheit.
The Town of Queen Creek is primarily located in the southeast corner of Maricopa County with some overlap into Pinal County. The city of Mesa borders the Town to the north, and the town of Gilbert borders it to the east. Queen Creek is within 10 minutes of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and 45 minutes of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. This small town is an oasis in the East Valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area and is a world apart from city life. Families on irrigated acre lots and in friendly subdivisions live among farmers and ranches, enjoying a rural lifestyle.
The Town of Queen Creek enjoys 330 days of sunshine annually, making it one of the best places to live in Arizona. Outdoor enthusiasts take pleasure in golfing, hiking, biking and horseback riding year round.
Knowing if you live within the Town’s jurisdictional boundaries is important because the Town has authority to regulate development and offer many of the public services it provides only within the Town boundaries. Outside Town limits, the county governments provide most of the local services and decide all land use and zoning issues. Note that many addresses with a Queen Creek mailing address or Queen Creek ZIP code are not located in the Town limits. When you have questions or need public services, it's important to know which source to turn to.
Town of Queen Creek Awards
Queen Creek has earned much recognition for a community of its size, receiving awards on national, state and regional levels. The Town is committed to continuous improvement and innovation.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley - Queen Creek Branch
The Town is a financial contributor to the Queen Creek Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley Queen Creek Branch. The branch provides community teens safe and educational after-school opportunities. 480-358-3769, www.clubzona.org
Maricopa County Library - Queen Creek Branch
The Queen Creek Library is a partnership between the Town of Queen Creek and the Maricopa County Library District. The library features the Mary Lou Fulton Children’s Center, a teen area, general reading areas, public computers, study rooms and conference rooms. The library provides materials in all formats as well as adult and juvenile programming. 602-652-3000, www.mcldaz.org
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office
The Town contracts with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to provide cost-effective, professional law enforcement services. Under the arrangement, residents benefit from the assets available to a large, full-service law enforcement agency while paying for basic patrol and support services. 602-876-1011, www.mcso.org
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
The Town is a partner in the joint-powers authority which owns and operates Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. The airport is developing as an international aerospace center and is positioned to be a dynamic reliever airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. 480-988-7600, www.phxmesagateway.org
Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce
The Town is a financial contributor to the Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce. The chamber of commerce was formed in 2002 to promote, develop and retain area businesses to enhance economic development and further the goals of the community. 480-888-1709, www.queencreekchamber.org
Queen Creek Performing Arts Center
The Town and the Queen Creek Unified School District are financial partners in the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center (QCPAC). The QCPAC offers professional theater, educational outreach and community and family theater programs for all ages. 480-987-7469, www.qcpac.com