Founded in 1888, this western most community of the Valley of the Sun is home to over 50,000 people. For the past 20 years, growth in the greater Phoenix area has been robust in three of our four quadrants of the region. With those areas rapidly nearing build out, the last frontier rests in the southwest valley and the Town of Buckeye. Planning Town planners project that it will take at least 30 years for the nearly 600-mile planning area that stretches from almost Wickenburg to Gila Bend, the Hassayampa River to Perryville Road, to be built out.
Biggest of the Small As Arizona’s biggest “small town,” we still enjoy the great feeling of a small community. Buckeye celebrates Countryfest in the fall, Pioneer Days in the spring, and a great family Fourth of July.
Population Information The population of Buckeye in 2012 is over 50,000. Currently there are over 240,000 homes planned in Buckeye.
Along with homes, there are world-class retail, entertainment, health care, education, and employment uses planned.
Location Information Buckeye is fortunate to be intersected by five highways, home to a general aviation airport, and served by the railroad. Virtually every major mode of transportation makes Buckeye accessible from multiple points. In addition to this, the Town of Buckeye sits on the state’s largest untapped groundwater aquifer, the Hassayampa River Basin. And the majestic view of the White Tank Mountains from every vantage point creates a unique and unparalleled landscape.
More About Buckeye Being located just 35 miles west of Phoenix makes it convenient for work, sightseeing, and an exciting nightlife, yet far enough away to retain a comfortable small town feeling. Therefore, residents can take advantage of the amenities found in a metropolitan city and throughout its western suburbs, and then return to the quiet comforts of home.
This once sleepy agricultural town is at the dawn of a new era, and those residents who are proud to call Buckeye home have found a great place to live, work and discover the best that Arizona has to offer.