San Tan Valley is Pinal County’s newest and largest named area. Approximately 80,000 people call San Tan Valley home. The community is nestled among the foothills of the San Tan Mountains, near the town of Queen Creek.
San Tan Valley features a wonderful park and recreation area, the San Tan Mountain Park. People of all ages call San Tan Valley home with a variety of golf communities, age-restricted communities and family neighborhoods that include affordable housing. The location consists mainly of planned suburban neighborhoods such as Pecan Creek South, San Tan Heights, and Johnson Ranch. San Tan Valley is serviced by the Florence Unified School District (Poston Butte High School, San Tan Foothills High School) and J. O. Combs Unified School District (Combs High School).
The area, which had consisted primarily of undeveloped desert and agriculture prior to 2000, experienced considerable growth in the early part of the decade. Improvements in everyday life include the well-kept road network. growth in recreational and shopping conveniences, along with the proximity to the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, a 20-minute drive from the San Tan Valley.