Located just a short drive from downtown Mesa, Queen Creek's approximately 34,000 residents enjoy the benefits of small-town living close to a metropolitan area.
This bustling town is on an explosive growth pattern as more and more residents call the ‘QC' home. What's not to love? You have an incredible heritage of family farms that welcome visitors all year round and you have new visitor attractions clamoring to get a piece of the action and be part of the flurry of visitor activity in this part of the Valley of the Sun. Mesa's famed Agritourism Trail leads visitors straight to the heart of Queen Creek. This town is the proud home to Schnepf Farms, the ever-popular Queen Creek Olive Mill, Sossaman Farms, The Pork Shop, and Desert Roots Farm - to name a few. For more than a century now, farmers have held onto tradition and their bounty is a true testament to Arizona's fertile terroir. To hit new heights, be sure to take flight in a Rainbow Ryders hot-air balloon tour. This newest tour offering launches from the peach orchard and takes passengers on a ride over the San Tan desert floor. And, cowboys at heart or visitors that want to simply play the part can do so at Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre, where they have changed the definition of spectator sport with the many equine events and competitions that are showcased here.