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Background, General Information and Weather in San Tan Valley –
San Tan Valley is located in Pinal County, Arizona. As of the last census taken here in 2010 the population was just around 81,000. This area of Arizona is located in the Phoenix Metro Area within the Southeastern suburbs. San Tan Valley is referred to as a “bedroom community.” A bedroom community which is also known as a “commuter town” is a town where the residents normally work elsewhere but live, eat and sleep in the smaller town. This also means that these bedroom communities have very little commercial or industrial activity aside from a few small, locally owned businesses. San Tan Valley is an unincorporated area of Arizona that got its name from the nearby San Tan Mountains. Before this, San Tan Valley was referred to as either San Tan Heights, San Tan Foothills, Greater San Stan or just the San Tan Area. Since this area was clearly suffering from an identity crisis many people who lived here did not know to properly address their mail. So residents in the area started using the nearby town “Queen Creek” for their return mailing address. Then in 2009 the United States Postal Service was petitioned to come up with a new name for the town. For some reason the name “Bella Vista” was proposed but local residents did not like that name at all so it was tossed out. Then in a local vote the name San Tan Valley received the most amount of votes and since then, that has been the permanent name for this portion of Arizona. The climate here in San Tan Valley is categorized as a “Hot Desert Climate.” This means that the summers are going to be extremely hot and very dry and the winters are going to be somewhat cold but clear. The hot season here lasts from the end of May until the end of September when the daily average high is just under 100 degrees. The low for this time is just about 77 degrees. The cool season goes from the end of November until the end of February when the daily average high is just about 72 degrees. The low for this time is a cool 41 degrees. Since San Tan Valley is located in Arizona and is part of a desert climate you can expect to see hardly any rain here. There is around 10 inches of rain here per year and absolutely no snow fall. During the winter however the temperature can fall to just above the freezing mark so there are some mornings when frost is present on cars but usually melts when the sun rises. During the summer months there have been times when the temperature has risen to 110. For the most part during the summer you can expect to see the weather stabilize around the mid 90’s. Another perk of living in San Tan Valley is that there are close to 300 sunny days here which is almost 100 days more than the US average of 205. So living here is great if you like to do outdoor activities which is made easier due to the lack or rain and abundant amount of sunshine!
Education in San Tan Valley –
San Tan Valley has two school districts that serve this area. There is the “Florence Unified School District” which has 8 elementary schools that serve students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. This means that middle schools do not exist in this district. When it comes to high schools in this area there are three of them. Next up there is the “J.O. Combs Unified School District.” Within this school district you will find five elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. The “J.O. Combs Unified School District” also serves more than just the San Tan Valley. It also serves the nearby town of “Queen Creek”
San Tan Mountain Regional Park –
If you travel about fifteen minutes outside of San Tan Valley you will find the San Tan Mountain Regional Park. This is the perfect place to hike, bike or take a walk. There are even horse trails here that encourage you to walk your dog on if you don’t have a horse. Besides that you are encouraged to take as many photos as you would like of the beautiful wildlife here. If you live here in the San Tan Valley, make sure you check this place out!
San Tan Valley is a wonderful place to live in Arizona if you don’t mind really warm weather. Here you will find an abundant amount of sunshine as well as the perfect place to hike or bike. Make sure to check this area out when thinking of moving to Arizona!