Queen Creek is a smallish town on the Southeastern edge of Phoenix. It was mostly agricultural until the building boom of the early 2000’s where it saw a massive increase in building due to the affordability of land in the area and the vast amount of it available. As such, a lot of builders built large amounts of affordable homes out here, making most of the city relatively new. Over the years, it has filled out with grocery and shopping, which was lacking initially due to the speed with which the population exploded.
Queen Creek sits in a unique position between the wilderness of the desert it sits so closely to while still being close enough to the city to commute to work every day. One of the most popular and unique things to do in the area is the Queen Creek Olive Mill. They are known primarily for making unique and interesting olive oil, grown in the state, near Wilcox, and they also roast their own coffee and have a cafe.
It is also quite close to the San Tan Regional park where you can hike, picnic, and mountain bike. There are also several nice golf courses, as well as many community parks, including some lakes, disc golfing, and fishing.