Background on Buckeye, Arizona
Buckeye is in Maricopa County, Arizona is part of the Phoenix Metro Area. Buckeye has a population of just under 70,000. This portion of Arizona is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Buckeye can be found approximately 30 miles West of Downtown Phoenix and according to the United States Census Bureau this city is a total of 145.8 square miles. The climate here in Buckeye is what is known as a hot desert climate. The summers here tend to be extremely hot and the winters tend to be cool and very mild. The hottest part of the year is from the very end of May until mid September when the daily average high is a staggering 98 degrees. During this time the average low is just under 80 degrees. Summers here tend to get hot due to the hot desert climate and abundant sunshine. The cooler time of the year here happens between the end of November until the end of February. During this time the daily average high is a comfortable 73 degrees and the average low is around 41 degrees. Arizona winters are very mild and comfortable which is great since the summers tend to be extremely hot. Since this is a desert community it does not tend to rain a lot here.
Education in Buckeye
Buckeye has several different school districts that serve the children here. There is the Buckeye Elementary School District, the Litchfield Elementary School District, the Liberty Elementary School District, the Agua Fria Union High School District, The Buckeye Union High School District, the Wickenburg Unified School District as well as The Odyssey Preparatory Academy. Within each school district there are various schools and whichever section of Buckeye you live in will dictate which school district your child will be attending.
Parks and Recreation in Buckeye
The Buckeye Hills Regional Park is a more than 4,400-acre natural desert that is Southwest of Phoenix. When you are here you can enjoy the beautiful views that the Sonoran Desert has to offer. At this park you can hike, bike and even horseback ride but there are no designated trails for any of these activities so make sure you exercise caution when enjoying this beautiful regional park.
Transportation in Buckeye
In Buckeye there are five highways as well as a railroad and a few airports. There is Interstate 10 as well as State Route 85. State Route 85 is approximately 128 miles long and is the major highway in the state of Arizona. This highway runs from the United States – Mexico border and ends at Interstate 10 here in Buckeye. If you are looking for air travel in Buckeye there is the Buckeye Municipal Airport. This city owned airport can be found 7 miles Northwest of the central business district of Buckeye. This airport is not served by any commercial airlines and is most often used for General Aviation.
Exciting Things Happening in Buckeye
In November of 2017 there were several media reports that claimed that Bill Gates bought almost 25,000 acres of land between Buckeye and Tonopah for an estimated $80 million. The reports claim that Gates plans to build a “smart city” by the name of Belmont. The area the Gates purchased has had several different plans for development since the 90’s but no projects ever materialized for one reason or another. When development gets under way you can expect to see 3,800 acres of office, retail and commercial space. 3,800 acres of industrial space, 3,400 acres of open space that will most likely be later developed into some sort of park as well as 470 acres for various schools. The rest of the land will be used for residential units. Some reports are saying that close to 80,000 homes will be built in this “smart city.” This development will not only boost the local economy, it will also be one of the first “smart cities” in the United States.
Real Estate in Buckeye
A couple of the popular communities include: Sundance Community – This golf course community provides breathtaking views of the White Tank Mountains and offers residents so much. The Sundance Golf Club is open to the public and is a favorite among the locals. Within Sundance there is the Sundance Active Adult Community which is great for older residents who want to remain in the Sundance Community. There is also a 30-acre park with several amenities such as a dog park, two baseball fields, 2 softball fields and a walking trail just to name a few.
And…Windmill Village – This community is located right next to the Sundance Community and golf course. The homes here were built by Meritage Homes and there are 3, 4 and 5 bedroom options for you to choose from when looking at real estate in this village.
Buckeye is a wonderful place to live in Arizona with its eye on building one of the first “smart cities” in the United States. Make sure you check out Buckeye when thinking of moving to Arizona!