Is 85142, Queen Creek a good place to live?

Is 85142, Queen Creek a nice place to live? Should I move to 85142, Queen Creek? What is it like living in 85142, Queen Creek? Find out information on living conditions, demographics, transit options, schools, daycares, things to do, and homes for sale.

Before you even start your home buying search, you’d want to know which area to move to. Several factors can influence the choice of place such as demographics, nearby schools, amenities, local community, and more. If you’re considering moving to 85142, Queen Creek, there are several ways for you to identify if 85142 is a good fit for you.

85142: Highlights

Total Population
71k
Walk Score
1
Median Home Price
$474,020
Median Rent
$1,493
Median Household Income
$92,012
Median Individual Income
$45,533

  85142 Zipcode Guide

Who are your 85142 neighbors?

The demographics of a place can be a fair indicator of how ‘neighborly’ a place is. 85142 has a neighborly feel with 86% owner-occupied homes and an average household size of 3.3 members.

Total Population
71k
Median Age
35
Renters
14%
Owners
86%

Is 85142 a walkable zipcode?

Quality of life is subjective and can depend on a variety of things. While some home buyers might want a walkable city that offers ample things to do closer to where they live, others might prefer the suburbs with their tranquil streets, peace and quiet, and proximity to open spaces and nature. For some, the idea of being car-dependent is unacceptable, while for others, a reasonable drive time to their favorite weekend hangout is a dream come true.

Walk Score
1
Bike Score
27

Taking that into account, it would be great to know what amenities are available in the neighborhood, and whether you can complete most of your daily tasks on foot. 85142, Queen Creek has a walk score of 1 and a bike score of 27. Almost all errands require a car.

The nearest airport is Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

Also, if you have an electric vehicle and are looking for homes near electric-vehicle charging stations, this neighborhood might be a good fit. There are 1 electric vehicle charging locations in 85142, Queen Creek with 1 level-2 charging points.

What are the public transit options in 85142?

We cannot find any nearby public transit options for 85142

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What are the best schools in 85142, Queen Creek?

The definition of a good school can vary depending on what people are looking for - some might be interested in schools which have great sports programs, while others might be looking at schools that are better at preparing kids for higher education. Since perspective can make a difference, independent bodies like Niche assign ratings to schools and are commonly used by parents to make a decision. However, you are encouraged to verify these ratings through other sources including visiting the campus.

It is not surprising to note that places with highly-rated public schools tend to have relatively higher home prices because of the perpetual demand for those neighborhoods. If you have children or plan on having in the future, checking out the nearby schools and their ratings is a good idea. Knox Gifted Academy (#30 in metro), Eduprize School (#197 in state), Riggs Elementary School (#110 in state) are among 6 A+/A rated public elementary schools in the district. Basha High School (#36 in metro), Willie & Coy Payne Junior High School (#43 in metro), Arizona College Prep Oakland Campus (#27 in metro) are among 5 A+/A rated public middle schools in the district. Arizona College Prep Erie Campus (#6 in metro), Basha High School (#28 in metro), Chandler Online Academy (#171 in state) are among 5 A+/A/A- rated public high schools in the district.

Choosing an area with good school rating consistency is important. While the area you’re looking at right now might have great elementary schools for your young children, it’s well worth examining the middle and high schools they’ll grow up to attend. The nearby elementary school, middle school and high school quality ratings from Niche are very similar. If you have children and desire a consistent school experience as they grow up, this neighborhood may be a good place to plant long-term roots.

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What are the activities for kids in 85142, Queen Creek?

For households with kids, accessibility to nearby parks, playgrounds, daycare centers as well as highly-rated preschools is key. There are a few parks and playgrounds in 85142, Queen Creek, including Chuckawalla Park, park by addies school, and Desert Mountain Park. These playgrounds provide great recreational facilities for kids, as well as adults. Families can enjoy a nice picnic under the shade in summer months, or walk along the trail for a weekend activity with the kids.

Proximity to good daycare centres is extremely important, especially if the parents have a full-time job. For young families there are plenty of options for childcare in 85142, Queen Creek, including grow and learn preschool, Amys, Primrose School of Gilbert at Santan, and Tutor Time. Proximity to urgent care centers such as urgent care extra, Dignity Health Urgent Care, and Nextcare Urgent Care is also a plus.

What's nearby 85142?

Whether a neighborhood is a good place to live or not could also depend on the nearby amenities. Having a high walk score means that there are a lot of places nearby like stores, restaurants, coffee shops, schools, and more. While the scores are by no means perfect, they are a good indicator for "stuff to do" around those places. Things like proximity to grocery stores, dining options, and parks can make a huge difference in your daily lives.

There are also plenty of dining options for the residents of 85142, Queen Creek. You can grab your morning cup of coffee from The Pork Shop, Baci Italian Bistro, or Starbucks and sit down for a relaxed weekend brunch at The Bistro, Schnepf Farms, or McDonald's. Dessert shops like Kneaders Bakery & Cafe, Kristie's Bakery, and Walmart Bakery in 85142, Queen Creek are great options for satifying your sweet tooth. Residents love to order tacos from Moreno's Mexican Grill, Creekside Taco Shack, or Cafe Rio and burgers from McDonald's, San Tan Flat, or Jack in the Box. tsuru, Moreno's Mexican Grill, or Creekside Taco Shack are some great spots for a fun dine-in experience.

85142, Queen Creek has quite a few grocery stores including Bashas', Trader Joe's, and Bashas.

What are the things to do in 85142?

We cannot find nearby things to do for 85142

Who is the best internet provider in 85142, Queen Creek?

A good internet and broadband connection is a must-have, whether you work from home or not. Broadband internet connection options in 85142, Queen Creek include terrestrial fixed wireless, fiber, satellite, ADSL, wireline, DOCSIS, and VDSL from 18 different providers. Aside from optic fiber which provides Gbps speeds, you can get up to 1000 mbps download speeds via DOCSIS powered by Cable ONE.

What are the noise levels and air quality in 85142, Queen Creek?

Most often than not, the higher the walk score, the higher the noise. So if you’re an extremely noise-sensitive person and it’s absolutely intolerable, you may need to opt for a neighborhood with a lower walk score.

Should I buy a house in 85142, Queen Creek?

Median Home Price
$474,020
Median Price / Sqft
$239
New Listings
286
Home Sold
193

There is one important indicator of knowing how good the neighborhood is - the number of homes sold in the past. A high percentage of homes sold in the past say, 5 years could indicate that it’s an up and coming neighborhood with people looking to settle here. At the same time, a neighborhood with low home sales, in spite of getting listed on the market could indicate that current residents are looking to move out. It would be nice to speak to residents of this neighborhood to understand what they loved, or didn’t like about living here.

276 homes were listed for sale this month in 85142, Queen Creek. This is 24% higher compared to the same time last year, and 1% higher compared to last month. The total number of homes for sale in 85142, Queen Creek is 71% higher than it was at the same time a year ago. 193 homes were sold in 85142, Queen Creek this month. 1% more than previous month. 11% less than same month last year.

You can also look at several other factors before deciding to make the move. For example, do all the houses in the neighborhood look almost identical? That could mean that the homeowners association might not be the most adjusting. Is there space for parking? Where would your friends and family park when they come to visit you? Your garage could already be full with your own vehicles. How well is the neighborhood maintained? It could help you identify whether you’d want to live next to such neighbors.

Homes for sale in 85142

There are currently no homes for sale in 85142.

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