Looking for properties in Queen Creek? You’re not alone. And you’ll be happy to hear that, for the second consecutive year, the city was designated as a Playful City USA. You might be asking, what does it mean to be a playful city and who decides that?

For the past 10 years, the national non-profit KaBOOM! has been recognizing cities across the nation as being playful. The organization’s mission is to bring balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America.

When KaBOOM! selects a city or town, they are honoring them for taking the steps necessary to create more play opportunities for children. There is no doubt Queen Creek is doing just that. Last year, the city was recognized because of its new Splash Pad and Pocket Park for Pups. This year, the city was recognized for a 2-mile expansion to the Queen Creek Wash trail, growing special events, and partnerships that enhance recreational opportunities.

There may never have been a more exciting time to look for properties in Queen Creek. While the area continues to grow, its charm and small-town appeal remain intact. And the city is committed to growing its options for child play. With a network of trails and other recreational activities, the outdoors are truly an adventure.

It’s not only the recreational opportunities that are booming. Real estate is hot in the East Valley, and it offers something for everyone. If you want to live in a playful, emerging city, contact me and I’ll help you find properties in Queen Creek and its surrounding areas. Once you see the charm that the East Valley has to offer, I know you’ll be proud to say your new home is officially located in one of the nation’s most playful cities.