It’s official. The residents of the unincorporated area of Queen Creek are now residents of “San Tan Valley“.
In an article written by The Arizona Republic’s, Dustin Gardiner, about 2,000 Queen Creek residents (approx. 18%) came out to vote on the community’s new name.
Gardiner’s article goes on to say:
The community, north of the Santan Mountains in Pinal County, is home to roughly 80,000 residents, most of who moved to the area within the past 10 years. It is not part of the nearby town of Queen Creek, but that became the area’s affiliation after the U.S. Postal Service in Queen Creek began using it for practical purposes.
…In the short term, the vote will change little other than residents’ mailing addresses, but community leaders and residents insist the move was about alot more than that.
Here’s a list of the 70 communities involved:
San Tan Heights
San Tan Shadow
Morning Sun Farms
Rancho Bella Vista
Johnson Ranch Phase II
Northern Johnson Ranch
Greens I & II
Southern Johnson Ranch
Johnson Ranch Phase I
Fairways I, II & III
Gallery I, II & III
Bella Vista Farms
Oasis Magic Ranchove
The new name coincides with the new zip codes for the area that go into effect July 1st.