The City of Maricopa is a city 30 miles south of Phoenix in Pinal County, with a history that goes back to the 1800s. In the mid 1800s, Maricopa Wells was the most well known place in Arizona Territory, as it was an important relay station for the famous Butterfield Overland Mail Route. It was known for having more than ample food and... Show all »
The City of Maricopa is a city 30 miles south of Phoenix in Pinal County, with a history that goes back to the 1800s. In the mid 1800s, Maricopa Wells was the most well known place in Arizona Territory, as it was an important relay station for the famous Butterfield Overland Mail Route. It was known for having more than ample food and water. The community was truly an oasis in the desert supplying travelers in every direction. It prospered until the rail road came to Arizona.
In the late 1880s, with the arrival of the rail road, a new town sprang up a few miles away around the new station and was called Maricopaville. Gradually the town's folk moved over and all but abandoned Maricopa Wells. The newly located town again was a booming oasis in the desert. Due to Tempe's aggressive negotiating with Phoenix to have a strategic stop on the route, the town of Maricopaville soon moved back to the original site of Maricopa Wells, and became Maricopa Junction. Maricopa Junction became a stop for all east west travelers and its population over the years only grew slowly and stabilized at around a 1,000 people, until the early part of this century after it incorporated in 2003.
The explosive growth of the first half of the decade increased the City of Maricopa's population from just under 5,000 people to over 15,000, literally tripling in just 2.5 years. Currently the population just 4 years later is just under 38,000 people.
Maricopa may not have a great number of activities and attractions, but they these can be are conveniently obtained in nearby Casa Grande and Phoenix. Every reputable builder from the Phoenix metro area built master planned communities in the City of Maricopa, providing the potential homeowner numerous choices in neighborhood and home characteristics.
Perfect palms line the streets, green grass covers the ground along well maintained walk ways, neatly manicured shrub accent the common areas, blue skies above and endless sunshine all greet you when you enter into the Rancho El Dorado subdivision. The development features two elementary schools, parks, miles of walking paths and a golf course. The area makes a wonderful choice for even the most discerning taste. It is a great neighborhood to raise a family, and just one of many beautiful master planned communities that the City of Maricopa has to offer.
If you are looking for a retirement community, Providence in the City of Maricopa offers 50 acres of lakes, 125 acres of parks, greenbelts, and walking paths, a 32,000 square foot clubhouse, an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and an amphitheater.
The average sales price for a single family home or condo in February 2010 was $101,667. This information is gleaned from MLS data, and while deemed reliable, is not guaranteed. « Show less