Seniors Check Out San Tan Valley

UnknownSan Tan Valley is located in northern Pinal County, Arizona. Seniors find this bedroom community located in the Phoenix metropolitan area’s southeastern suburbs.

The population of San Tan Valley runs around 87,000. I learned that it is Pinal County’s newest and largest named area. The area is bound by the San Tan Mountains Regional Park on the west and the Gila River Indian Community on the southwest.

 Senior visitors will find San Tan Valley between the towns of Queen Creek to the north and west, and Florence to the south, both great communities for a visit.

 Seniors Visit The San Tan Mountain Park


San Tan Valley derives its name from the nearby San Tan Mountains. The origin of the name San Tan is disputed, with suggestions ranging from a corruption of the name Santa Ana to the last name of George Santan, prior postmaster in nearby Gila County.

Previously referred to as San Tan Heights, San Tan Foothills, Greater San Tan and simply the San Tan Area, the community lacked any official name and residents used nearby Queen Creek for their mailing addresses.


The community boasts 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.

Seniors Find Desert Oasis

San Tan Valley is called by some a desert oasis between Tucson and Phoenix that offers golf, great weather, nature, and family fun. TripAdvisor suggests The Alvea Spa at Encanterra Country Club. Alvea Spa was just named to Best of Our Valley 2016 by Arizona Foothills Magazine, for “Best Clubhouse Spa.”

DSC_0628 If you are into wing and non wing ASCS sprint car racing, Arizona Speedway is nearby in Queen Creek. They say that one can see the whole track from anywhere you sit.

About an hour east of Phoenix, San Tan Valley offers a quaint community with a wonderful park and recreation area, hiking trails, beautiful dark skies, amazing sunsets and sunrises and golf.

“San Tan Valley has a young and affluent population diverse in ethnicity and religion but with a common desire for a safe, healthy, educated, and family-oriented community. Residents are invested in the quality of life that comes with a clean, safe and vibrant community.”


 Seniors will find something to see and do in San Tan Valley. Horseback riding at Central Arizona Riding Academy, golf at Mountain Brook Golf Club, and the Breakers Water Park, a great place to cool off in the Valley of the Sun.

Seniors, when you are in Arizona, set your GPS for San Tan Valley.  You will enjoy your visit. -jeb

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