The Case for Apache Junction

SuperMtnHome of the Lost Dutchman trail, Apache Trail Flea Market and now debunked Buckhorn Baths motel, Apache Junction sits at the base of the majestic Superstition Mountains and is the gateway to some of the best hiking, boating and outdoor recreational opportunities within a short driving distance from most Phoenix metropolitan cities.

The image as a metropolis for winter visitors better known as snowbirds, cheap motels and rock shops is beginning to fade. New housing, strip malls and an expanded freeway are giving Apache Junction new life. People living in Apache are privy to affordable housing that comes with beautiful desert scenery and priceless views of the Superstition Mountains that normally are reserved for high end million dollar homes.

Unlike San Tan Valley, Apache Junction has easy freeway access to all points north south east and west making this city an attractive consideration not only for retirees but for first time homeowners.

Since January of 2019, 241 single family homes priced under $250,000 have closed  in Apache Junction. Currently as of this writing 39 are listed for sale. Compare that to Chandler – 18, Tempe – 9, Gilbert – 2, Mesa – 52.

Follow the links to learn more

City of Apache Junction

History of the Buckhorn baths

Superstition Mountains

Canyon Lake – fishing, boating, camping

Tortilla Flat Arizona – Authentic remnant of an old west town


What is going on in the East Valley?

Written by: Noel Anderson –  April 9, 2019

I’ll tell you what’s going on, housing sales have exploded in the $250 and under category. Look at Gilbert.  As of this writing, there are only 11 houses (which includes condos, and Town Homes) listed for sale under $250K. If you have been looking in that price range, you know what I’m talking about. I’ve been working with a couple buyers in that price range. When a new listing pops up I’ve shouted, “honey! get your shoes on we gotta go!” Homes are going under contract in 2 days with multiple offers on the table.