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Sarah
msg: 1

Wed, Mar 3, 2004, 6:15pm

Hello,

My husband & I are considering moving to Queen Creek from Maryland - the homes are less expensive & it doesn't seem too far from the Phoenix/Metro area.

I was wondering if anyone could tell me a little about the area...How does it relate to Chandler or Gilbert? Is there flooding in certain areas? What exactly is the Queen Creek Wash? Will homes increase in value over the next 5 years? Is there anything else I should know about the city?

Thanks for your help!
Sarah.
NickCoons
msg: 2

Thu, Mar 4, 2004, 4:02pm

<I was wondering if anyone could tell me a little about the area...How does it relate to Chandler or Gilbert?>

Queen Creek is located southeast of Chandler and Gilbert and is sort of a rural area. Very nice and quiet.

<Is there flooding in certain areas?>

Because this area of the Arizona
Arizona(air-i'-ZON-u')

The State of Arizona comprises the extreme south-western portion of the United States. It is bounded on the north by Utah, on the east by New Mexico, on the south by Mexico, and on the west by California and Nevada.

is a desert, all of the valley is subject to flash floods
Flash Floods(fla'sh flu'dz)

Because of the low rain and high heat, the desert floor is baked to a thick crust that has difficulty absorbing water. This makes drainage difficult, and causes flash floods. When rains start, especially heavy rains during the monsoon, it is typical for a completely dry area to become flooded in a matter of minutes.

. When it doesn't rain often, the soil becomes hard and clay-like, unable to quickly absorb water. So when it rains, the water stays on the surface longer instead of quickly seeping into the ground. Flash floods
Flash Floods(fla'sh flu'dz)

Because of the low rain and high heat, the desert floor is baked to a thick crust that has difficulty absorbing water. This makes drainage difficult, and causes flash floods. When rains start, especially heavy rains during the monsoon, it is typical for a completely dry area to become flooded in a matter of minutes.

occur quickly, hence the name. It can go from dry to flooded in 15 minutes.

But these floods are seldom devastating or cause any real damage like the do in the southeastern part of the country. The water leaves almost as fast as it came, and the only real inconvenience in most cases are that certain roads are closed, and those people who try to use them anyway get stuck :-).

<What exactly is the Queen Creek Wash?>

Generally a dry area where water sometimes runs down from the mountains.

<Will homes increase in value over the next 5 years?>

Absolutely. Some of the largest real estate value increases I've seen are in areas that are near the outer edges of the Metro Phoenix area.

Have you been to Arizona
Arizona(air-i'-ZON-u')

The State of Arizona comprises the extreme south-western portion of the United States. It is bounded on the north by Utah, on the east by New Mexico, on the south by Mexico, and on the west by California and Nevada.

before, or Queen Creek?
Sarah
msg: 3

Thu, Mar 4, 2004, 4:23pm

Thanks for the info!

No, I haven't been to Arizona
Arizona(air-i'-ZON-u')

The State of Arizona comprises the extreme south-western portion of the United States. It is bounded on the north by Utah, on the east by New Mexico, on the south by Mexico, and on the west by California and Nevada.

but I can't wait to get there...
NickCoons
msg: 4

Thu, Mar 4, 2004, 10:39pm

Never having been here, what made you consider moving to Queen Creek?
Sarah
msg: 5

Sun, Mar 7, 2004, 10:26pm

Many things, however the most important are:

New homes w/good pricing
Not too close to the city but still close enough to jobs

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