Buckeye – Small Town Charm With Big City Amenities
As of May 2019, Buckeye is listed as the fastest growing city in the country according to the U.S. Census Bureau! That trend is likely to continue with only 5% of the planning area developed!
Since 2000, Buckeye’s population has grown from just over 6,500 to 83,000 today. That doesn’t mean it has left the past behind, Buckeye’s historical Main Street area is home to locally owned businesses, restaurants and shopping. Main Street is alive with people, events and history.
The interstate 10 corridors is a major draw to the area — many people who travel to work in Phoenix and Buckeye are able to get on the road fast and get into Phoenix. Traveling West, you are within 5-6 hours of LA County and San Diego in California!
Growth is a big part of the City of Buckeye, in November 2017, Bill Gates plans to create a “smart city” between Buckeye and Tonopah.
Homes And Communities
There are many affordable housing options in Buckeye — from first time home buyers to multi-million dollar homes as well as active adult communities, Buckeye has a home to fit your needs and budget. With the average sales price of a home sitting at $274,000 and 63 days on the market, Buckeye is on the move!
There are several major developments in Buckeye:
Only 25 minutes from downtown Phoenix, Verrado has winding streets, front porches and diverse architecture. A taste of small town America, in the Sonoran Desert!
Main street locally owned restaurants, grocery stores and provides an opportunity to meet friends and neighbors. Verrado Golf Club and the village Green make this the perfect place to gather for concerts, festivals and fun.
There are 78 uniquely designed neighborhood parks through Verrado – from walking, to playing to dog walking, Verrado’s parks has something for everyone!
Don’t forget about swimming! The Heritage Swim Park has a resort-style pool, wading pool and splash pad. Firepits and BBQ areas ensure you can have a full day of fun in the beautiful Arizona sun!
There is so much more to Verrado – full of beautiful homes, friendly neighborhoods and hometown atmosphere with amazing views. With homes currently for sale ranging from 1,300 – 6,800 sq ft and $228,000 to $6.8 million, there is truly something for everyone in Verrado!
South of Highway 10 and in the heart of Buckeye’s retail district is the Sundance Community. Building began in Sundance in 2002 and surrounds 18 hole championship golf course and is full of greenbelts, parks provide the ideal place to spend time with friends and family. With a wide variety of styles and layouts, square footage and amenities, Sundance has something for everyone. As of September 2019, resale home prices ranged from $199,000 – $429,00, with a range of 1,400 – 3,700 sq ft.
There is also an active over 55 adult community that provides many amenities including the golf club, clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pools, pickle ball and tennis. There are many activities for every interest – whether it’s billiards or arts, you will stay busy while enjoying the views of the White Tank Mountains and the breath taking Arizona sunsets!
Sundance Park is also and important part of the development, and features soccer fields, sand volleyball courts, and baseball diamonds. Your furry family members aren’t forgotten and there are enclosed dog parks for them to run and play!
This community South of Highway 10, between the Estrella and White Tank Mountain Ranges, is a midsize home development that started building in 2012 and showcases almost 1,900 homes. Amenities include neighborhood parks, playing fields, and walking trails. End your day with a family BBQ in one of the many ramadas!
Prices currently for resale, range from $245,000 to $320,000 and from 1,600 – 3,000 sq ft
Education choices for families is a major consideration for many families and Buckeye has school choices that include public, charter and private schools.
- Public : There are seven school districts within the Buckeye area.
- Aqua Fria Union School District
- Buckeye Union High School District
- Buckeye Elementary School District
- Liberty Elementary School District
- Litchfield Elementary School District
- Saddle Mountain Unified School District
- Wickenburg Unified School District
You can research public schools in Buckeye and get more information here: https://www.greatschools.org/arizona/buckeye/schools/?st%5B%5D=public_charter&st%5B%5D=public
- Charter: Charter schools off an alternative to traditional public schools and although funded by the state and are free to Arizona students, they vary in mission and model, serving a wide range of students.
You can research charter schools in Buckeye and get more information here: https://www.greatschools.org/arizona/buckeye/schools/?st%5B%5D=public_charter&st%5B%5D=charter
- Private: Tuition is paid in private schools and can offer smaller class sizes or specialized curriculum. Click here for options available in Buckeye: https://www.greatschools.org/arizona/buckeye/schools/?st%5B%5D=private
Parks and Recreation
Buckeye golf courses boast some of the most panoramic views that the Sonoran Desert has to offer!
Sundance Golf Course – With the White Tank Mountains and the beautiful greens, you are sure to have a great day of golf, no matter what your ability
Verrado Golf Club – Designed by Ryder Cup Captain Tom Lehman, the Verrado course has two layouts – Founder’s and Victory Course. Over 7,000 yards of play, make this a challenging course. Be sure to follow it with a meal at the Verrado Grille!
According to the City of Buckeye’s General Plan, the city has the most park lands per capita in the Phoenix Metro Area! Buckeye has 6 parks that have sport playing fields, walking trails and amazing playgrounds.
Sundance Park: This park has something for everyone in your family! From playgrounds, stop sports fields, dog parks, picnic armadas and tables, 30 acres of open space provides a great place to enjoy the fresh air with friends and family!
Skyline Regional Park: A family favorite with over 8,700 acres, this mountain reserve that has walking trails for all levels and ability. Your pup is also welcome on the trails, as long as they have a leash! The park also offers educational events and classes! https://www.buckeyeaz.gov/residents/skyline-regional-park
Other Recreation Facilities:
- Snap Fitness – This straight forward gym is open 24/7, will help you get fit your way! It is in a historical building originally built in 1930 and is fully restored and ready when you are for you to get your workout on!
- Planet Fitness – with various membership options, Planet Fitness members enjoy access to their home club. Their goal is to provide a clean, safe, welcoming environment for anyone who walks through the door!