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Living a Golf Lifestyle in Buckeye, Arizona

Like a lot of areas in Arizona with new master planned communities, Buckeye attracts many people for whom golf is a very important pastime.  There is certainly no shortage of golf courses, from the Buckeye Public Course to the Copper Canyon Golf Club. Many golf courses are located within the various  master plannned communities include Valencia, Sundance, and Verrado (see links at right).  At one point Buckeye, a suburb west of Phoenix, was the second fastest growing city in the U.S. 

Where to Retire in Buckeye and Home Prices

According to Zillow, the median home value was $395,694 in early 2023. Median home selling prices in the greater Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area was $450,400 during the 4th quarter of 2022.

What Is Special about Buckeye

Buckeye at one time was the 2nd fastest growing community in the U.S.   Buckeye Hills Recreation Area is a population recreation area for mountain biking, picnicking, and camping. Buckeye is home to a number of planned communities, which is where the explosive growth is coming from.

What Is Not Special about Buckeye

Buckeye is one of the farthest out communities from Phoenix.  Suburban sprawl is part of Buckeye's reality; another is where will all the water come from needed to sustain this explosive growth in the desert. The real estate market has been so chaotic in Buckeye that people are understandably nervous about buying.

Climate and Physical Environment

Buckeye is the currently the farthest out suburb to the west of Phoenix.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Within the large planned communities there are many opportunities for cultural events. For more it is an easy drive to Phoenix.


Crime in Buckeye is very high - over double the national average.

Medical Facilities

There are many medical facilities close in nearby Glendale and Phoenix.


The town operates the Buckeye Municipal Airport, and the nearest international airport is in Phoenix, about 40 miles away; Buckeye is not a walkable community.

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