Buckeye, AZHomes for Sale and Neighborhoods
A favorite local spot in the city is the Buckeye Hills Recreation Area, which sits about seven miles south of town via SR85. There are current plans for a major city lake, to be called Buckeye Lake, and the Skyline Regional Park is home to more than 8,500 acres of wildlife and mountain preserve area on the nearby White Tank Mountains. Boasting almost 20 miles of walking and biking trails, the area is also a popular destination for camping and picnics. Unlike some parks in other U.S. cities, there is no entrance fee for these parks.
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Buckeye is higher than the national average, mostly due to housing. The median home value is in the low $200s, and has risen over the years. About two-thirds of city residents are homeowners. Growth of planned communities is contributing significantly to population growth in Buckeye, and many Phoenix residents view the city as a standard part of any house hunting trip.
Buckeye’s transportation options abound. The town is served by the Phoenix Metro Bus system, and even has its own small airport, but the majority of locals drive their own cars. The major roadway is the I-10 as it connects to Phoenix and all points east and west. State Road 85 and the Sun Valley Parkway are alternatives to the interstate.
Buckeye has a host of educational choices for residents who choose to stay in town, with additional higher education options in nearby Phoenix. Local school districts include Buckeye Elementary School District, Agua Fria Union High School District, Liberty Elementary School District, Buckeye Union High School District, Wickenburg Unified School District, The Odyssey Preparatory Academy, and Litchfield Elementary School District.
The Estrella Mountain Community College recently opened up a large facility for post-high school adults who want to stay in town while they gain college credits before attending a traditional four-year university.
In addition to the city’s vast recreation areas and regional parks, Buckeye is home to more than 30 master-planned communities, some of which are complete or in the final stages of construction. A few of the better-known regional communities are Verrado, Tartesso, Riata West, Festival Ranch, Westpark, and Sundance. Douglas Ranch, still in the planning stages, will be able to accommodate 300,000 residents.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.
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