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Real estate in Queen Creek and surrounding areas is booming! And there are many historical reasons why.

Queen Creek was incorporated as a town in 1989 and has since experienced tremendous growth. But going back even further, you will find that there are many interesting facts about this popular locale. In fact, Queen Creek is steeped in local history.

Before it became Queen Creek, the town was called Rittenhouse because of the railroad spur located near Rittenhouse and Ellsworth roads. As railroad travel died down, the community changed its name to Queen Creek, after Queen Creek Canyon.

Queen Creek and its surrounding areas were built on agriculture, a noticeable fact that is still prevalent today. In early days, Native American communities and homesteaders farmed along the Queen Creek Wash. Here, they grew citrus, cotton, pecans, vegetables and more.

In 1912, Arizona became a state and the Queen Creek area was growing. A fun fact is that many of the town’s founding families still have a local presence through their names. Notable area families include Ellsworth, Power, Sossaman, Combs, and Schnepf. You’ll see many of these names on street signs and in local establishments.

Today, Queen Creek continues to grow, all the while continuing to keep its small town appeal. The town offers the perfect blend of old and new. Whether you are a Queen Creek resident or are just in town for a visit, you will find a variety of dining, shopping, recreation and entertainment options amidst the farm feel of days gone by.

Queen Creek is a vibrant, growing community. There is so much to be told about Queen Creek and its legacy in our state. For more information, visit the city of Queen Creek’s website or contact me, Big Mike. I am proud to say I live in the area and have the deep community knowledge that home buyers look for. Let me show you some of the best real estate in Queen Creek, a welcoming community that I know you’ll soon want to call home.