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Early settler and Ohio native Malie M. Jackson dredged and developed 10 miles of the Buckeye Canal around the year 1885, setting the stage for growth. Jackson named the canal after Ohio's nickname, "The Buckeye State". The town that followed in 1888 was originally named "Sidney" by Jackson, but the town eventually became known simply as Buckeye.
Buckeye AZ is on the far west side of the Phoenix metropolitan area, approximately 30 miles west of downtown Phoenix. The population is around 75,000 today, but that is expected to grow very rapidly; there are dozens of master-planned Buckeye AZ real estate communities in the works, such as Sundance, Riata West, Verrado, Tartesso, Westpark, and Festival Ranch. Furthermore, a company connected to billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates has purchased nearly 25,00 acres near Buckeye at $80 million. Bill Gates plans to build a "smart city" named Belmont nearby. The far western edge of the Phoenix metropolitan area is up and coming fast.
Maybe it’s due to all of the new real estate developments here, but Buckeye has an extremely low crime rate. In fact, the crime rate here is 48% lower than the rest of the state, and the crime rates have steadily declined every year.
Buckeye AZ is a place for nature lovers too; both Skyline Regional park and the Buckeye Hills Recreation Area offer thousands and thousands of acres of pristine desert landscapes for you to explore. Skyline is a massive 8,700-acre mountain preserve in the iconic White Tank Mountains. Hiking and camping are just minutes away, whenever you need to get away from the city.
Likewise, if you love golf, Buckeye AZ is the place, with at least four gorgeous golf courses within the city; Verrado, Sundance, Victory and Copper Canyon Golf Clubs all offer stunning views of the mountains and a challenging game.
You won’t have to search long for Buckeye AZ homes for sale; with more than 30 master-planned communities in development, you’ll have your chance at an affordable dream home. The beautiful new homes in Buckeye are priced 10% lower than the national average. In fact, buying is more affordable here than renting; rents here are 20% higher than the national average. Overall, Buckeye is ranked in the top 82% of all cities in the country. Buckeye AZ homes for sale are highly desirable and affordable, and Buckeye is one of the safest places in the Valley.