Pros and cons of living in Maricopa, AZ

Should I Move to Maricopa Arizona?

To Buy or Sell a Home in Maricopa Contact:
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
Call or Text: (732) 306-7971
JasonBechtoldRealtor@gmail.com

Are you thinking about relocating to Maricopa, AZ?  There are some advantages and disadvantages to living in Maricopa.  I live in Maricopa and love it!  There is a lot of commercial development going on.  They recently built a new shopping center at 21423 N. John Wayne Pkwy called Maricopa Station that includes a Starbucks, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Sports Clips and Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers.  We are also supposed to be getting a Denny’s, an expansion to the Ak Chin Harrah’s casino, and a highway that will be a straight line directly into Phoenix, instead of everyone having to use SR 347.  Maricopa continues to develop at a rapid speed.

For now, if you will be commuting into the Phoenix area, depending on how far, you may want to consider staying towards the north side of Maricopa to cut down on your commute.  The Amtrak Train that cuts through town is bothersome to some commuters because of the wait.  It can throw you off schedule if you have to wait for the train to pass through.  However, on a positive note, there are plans in the works to build an overpass so traffic will no longer be affected by the train.  If you will not be commuting into the Phoenix area often you may want to take a look at homes for sale south of the railroad tracks or over in Tortosa, Sorrento, or Rancho Mirage.  You may find some great deals!

Related: What subdivision in Maricopa should I live in?What’s it like living in Maricopa?, Is Maricopa Safe?

Pros:

  • Awesome housing prices
  • Beautiful winter weather
  • Small town feel
  • Quiet
  • Young and expanding
  • Has everything you need
  • Great schools

Cons:

  • Sometimes you smell cows from nearby farms
  • May be a bit too far of a commuting distance for some if you work in Phoenix or further north.
  •  Has a bad wrap from the housing crash where it was saturated with foreclosures.

What are the Maricopa crime statistics?  Is Maricopa safe?  Check out the stats here.

Maricopa is a quiet city, nestled outside of the Phoenix area about 15 minutes through the desert via State Road 347… away from the hustle and bustle of the valley.  It’s a great place to live or purchase an investment or vacation home.  I’ve heard people say there is a lack of nightlife and fine dining.  There is some nightlife and nice restaurants, maybe just not enough for some tastes.  But Maricopa is young and developing at a fast pace so we can expect to see a lot more options in the next few years.

Great Links:
How to Buy a Home in Arizona
How to Prepare your Arizona Home for a Sale

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Why Move to Maricopa Arizona?

5 Reasons to Relocate to Maricopa, AZ

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There are many reasons why you should relocate to Maricopa, AZ.  I moved here in 2011 and have loved every minute of it.  I’ve watched it go through many changes and grow.  I made a great choice by moving to Maricopa.  So, why should you relocate?  Here are 5 reasons:

1.  You get more house for your money.  Search for homes here.  Try searching different towns using one price range.  Then search that price range in Maricopa and see the results.  Sure, the prices aren’t as low as they were a few years ago but it still is a great time to buy.

2.  Maricopa is young and expanding.  The city of Maricopa was established in 1857 but it was incorporated in 2003.  2003 is when they began to build all of the centrally located subdivision homes.  So you know you will be getting a newer house.  There is also lots of great places that have been built here… Harrahs Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino (currently expanding), Ultrastar Multitainment Center (movies, bowling, arcade, laser tag, sports bar, and restaurants), a new city hall, a Central Arizona College campus, Maricopa Station shopping center, and the list goes on.  We are also getting a Denny’s 🙂

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3.  Commuting distance to Phoenix.  Many people live in Maricopa but work in the valley area.  The drive to East Phoenix is about 25 minutes.  The distance from Maricopa to central Phoenix is 34 miles.  There are plans in the works to make a highway in a straight line from Maricopa to Phoenix which will be a great short cut.

Related: Pros and Cons of Living in Maricopa, AZWhat’s it like living in Maricopa, Is Maricopa Safe?

4.  Maricopa has that small town feel.  Do you like carnivals, festivals, live music and community events?  Maricopa has its share of events annually.   Check out the city’s events calendar.  It’s also likely you will run into people you know at the supermarket.  The people are friendly and care about the community and each other.  However, the valley is right around the corner if you are seeking something Copa doesn’t have to offe.

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5.  It has everything you need.  There are two supermarkets, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Restaurants, Starbucks, Entertainment, Urgent Care, Doctors, Pharmacies, a Community College (Central Arizona College), Salons, Golfing, Real Estate Agents (hehe)… the list goes on.

I do think relocating to Maricopa is a great idea.  I don’t hear many complaints and overall it’s a great place to live.  If you have considered moving to Maricopa, let me know.  I can help with anything you need.

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To Buy or Sell a Home Contact:
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
Call or Text: (732) 306-7971
JasonBechtoldRealtor@gmail.com
Mother Site:  www.AmazingArizonaHomes.com

Great Links:
How to Buy a Home in Arizona
How to Prepare your Arizona Home for a Sale


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Schools in Maricopa, AZ

Maricopa Public Schools

Butterfield Elementary School is located in the subdivision of The Villages at Rancho el Dorado.
Butterfield Elementary School ratings

Maricopa Elementary School is located in the subdivision of Alterra
Maricopa Elementary School ratings

Pima Butte Elementary School is located on the north end of the subdivision of Rancho el Dorado.
Pima Butte Elementary School ratings

Saddleback Elementary School is located in the subdivision of Glennwilde
Saddleback Elementary School ratings

Santa Cruz Elementary School is located in the subdivision of Tortosa
Santa Cruz Elementary School ratings

Santa Rosa Elementary School is located on the south end of the subdivision of Rancho el Dorado
Santa Rosa Elementary School ratings

Desert Wind Middle School is located in the subdivision of Tortosa.
Desert Wind Middle School ratings

Maricopa Wells Middle School is located in the subdivision of Maricopa Meadows
Maricopa Wells Middle School ratings

Maricopa High School is located in the subdivision of Maricopa Meadows
Maricopa High School ratings

Maricopa Private Schools

Sequoia Pathway Academy is located at 19265 N. Porter Rd., Maricopa, AZ.
Sequoia Pathway Academy School Ratings

Legacy Traditional School is located at 17760 Regent Dr., Maricopa, AZ right off of Bowling Rd.
Legacy Traditional School Ratings

 

Leading Edge Academy is located at 18700 N. Porter Rd., Maricopa, AZ.
Leading Edge Academy School Ratings

To Buy or Sell a Home in Maricopa Contact:
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
Call or Text: (732) 306-7971
jasonbechtoldrealtor@gmail.com

 

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Where to Eat in Maricopa, AZ

List of places to eat in Maricopa

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Is your stomach growling and you are desperately searching for the best place to eat in the city of Maricopa, AZ?  Look no further!  Here is a list of all of the restaurants in Maricopa.  Please comment below if you want to share your experiences at these dining facilities.  Bookmark this page… QUICK… so next time you are hungry this list is just one click away.  🙂

I am a Maricopa realtor and would love to help you buy or sell a home.  Contact me today to get started. 

Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
Call or text: (732) 306-7971
JasonBechtoldRealtor@gmail.com
www.MoveToMaricopaAZ.com


347 Grill
16000 Maricopa Rd
Maricopa, AZ 85138 

(520) 233-2426

Agave’s Restaurant 

15406 N Maricopa Rd
Maricopa, AZ 85139

Alibertos Mexican Food 

44480 W Honeycutt Ave
Maricopa, AZ 85138 

(520) 568-6883

Arby’s 

21600 N John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85139 

(520) 868-6266

Arroyo Grille 

48456 W Hwy 238
Maricopa, AZ 85139 

(520) 426-6832

Barro’s Pizza 

44600 W Smith Enke Rd
Maricopa, AZ 85239 

(520) 494-7777

Brooklyn Boys Italian Restaurant 

20800 N John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85139 

(520) 868-6800

The Buffet 

15406 Maricopa Rd
Maricopa, AZ 85139 

(480) 802-5000

Carl’s Jr 

21000 N John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85139 

(520) 568-5777

Chipotle Mexican Grill 

21423 N John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85138 




Cilantro’s 



21044 N John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85138 

(520) 568-3144

Copper Cactus Grill 

15406 N Maricopa Rd
Maricopa, AZ 85139 

(480) 802-5000

Culver’s
20430 N. John Wayne Pkwy.
Maricopa, AZ 85139
(520) 858-0444

Crate Coffee Market
44870 W Hathaway Ave
Maricopa, AZ 85139
(602) 692-9249

Dairy Queen 

19680 N John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85239 

(520) 568-4114

Domino’s Pizza 

20046 N John Wayne Parkway
Maricopa, AZ 85239 

(520) 568-3030

East Meats West 

18971 N Wilson St
Maricopa, AZ 85138 

(480) 433-1041

El Pulpo Loco 

44630 Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy
Maricopa, AZ 85138 

(520) 568-2250

Farmers Restaurant
49237 W Papago Road
Maricopa, AZ 85239 

(520) 568-2015

Firehouse Subs 

21083 N. John Wayne Pkwy.
Maricopa, AZ 85139 

(520) 568-8515

Good Donuts 

20924 N John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85139 

(520) 866-9066

Great Wall 

20928 N John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85139 

(520) 568-0288

Harvest Buffet 

15406 Maricopa Rd
Maricopa, AZ 85239 

(480) 802-5000

Headquarters Cafe 

19640 N Maricopa Road
Maricopa, AZ 85239 

(520) 568-2167

Helen’s Kitchen 

19171 N John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85139
(520) 233-2057

Honeycutt Coffee 

44400 W Honeycutt Rd
Maricopa, AZ 85138 

(520) 350-1010

Hot Sos 

44301 Maricopa/casa Grande Hwy
Maricopa, AZ 85138 

(619) 737-6438

Jack in the Box 

20975 N John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85139 

(520) 568-1943

Jersey Mike’s Subs
21423 N. John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85139
(520) 568-6092

KFC 

21566 N John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85239 

(520) 568-6626

LA IGUANA 

21141 John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85138 

(928) 773-0065

Little Caesars 



20800 N John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85139 

(520) 868-6041

Long John Silver’s 

21566 N John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85139 
(520) 568-6626

Luxe Lounge 

16000 Maricopa Rd
Maricopa, AZ 85139

Mariscos Pulpo Loco
44630 W Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy
Maricopa, AZ 85138 

(520) 568-2250

McDonald’s 

20700 N John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85139 

(520) 568-2854

McDonald’s 

41710 W Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy
Maricopa, AZ 85138 

(520) 568-6714

McDonald’s 

41650 W Maricopa Casa Grande Hwy
Maricopa, AZ 85138 

(520) 568-6688

Native Grill & Wings 

21164 N John Wayne Parkway
Maricopa, AZ 85139 

(520) 568-6077

Panda Express 

20850 N John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85139 

(520) 568-9006

Papa John’s Pizza 

41620 Casa Grande Hwy
Maricopa, AZ 85138 

(520) 568-9050

Papa Murphy’s Pizza 

20298 N John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85138 

(520) 568-3200

Penascos Mexican Restaurant 

20046 N John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85138 

(520) 568-7362

Piccadilly Pizza Delivery 
Pizza
47021 W Farrell Rd
Maricopa, AZ 85239 

(520) 568-9929

Pizza Hut 

21101 N. John Wayne Hwy.
Maricopa, AZ 85139 

(520) 316-6116

Plaza Bonita 

21141 John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85138 
(520) 568-4148

Raceway Bar & Grill 

49237 W Papago Rd
Maricopa, AZ 85139 

(520) 568-0808

The Range Steak House 

15406 Maricopa Rd
Maricopa, AZ 85239 

(480) 802-5158

The Rice Garden
21044 N John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85239 

(520) 568-0260

Say Sushi 
21101 N John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85138 
(520) 494-2233

Sonic Drive-In 

21470 N John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85139 

(520) 316-6000

Subway 

21116 N John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85139 

(520) 568-4982

Sunrise Cafe 

20917 N John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85239 

(520) 568-8098

Taco Bell 

20980 N John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85139 

(520) 868-6969

Taco Del Mar 

21101 N John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85139 

(520) 568-0884

Tacos N More 

21596 N John Wayne Pkwy
Maricopa, AZ 85139 

(520) 568-9095

UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle 

16000 Maricopa Rd
Maricopa, AZ 85139 

(520) 494-7827

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Places of Worship in Maricopa

List of Churches in Maricopa, AZ

Are you thinking about moving to Maricopa and would like to know where to find your new place of worship or church?  You’ve come to the right place.  This is a list of places to worship here in Maricopa.  And if you are looking to buy a home here in Maricopa, I am a real estate agent that specializes and lives in ‘Copa.  Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Jason Bechtold, Maricopa Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
Call or text: (732) 306-7971
JasonBechtoldRealtor@gmail.com
www.MoveToMaricopaAZ.com
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According to Your Faith Ministries
Pastors Rudy & Vernell
(520) 350-1880
yourfaith929@yahoo.com

Acts Christian Center
19456 N. John Wayne Pkwy. #108
(520) 582-0515

Apostolic Tabernacle of Maricopa
Santa Cruz School
19845 Costa del Sol
(509) 230-4896

Calvary Chapel Maricopa
Stage Stop Marketplace
44301 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway
(520) 423-0463
calvarymaricopa.org

Christ Temple Church of God in Christ
43243 W. Kimberly St.
(520) 233-2166 or (480) 430-1820

Church of Celebration
Maricopa High School Performing Arts Center
45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.
(520) 494-7714
churchofcelebration.com

Church of Christ
19200 N. Taft Ave.
(520) 568-2414

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
45235 W. Honeycutt Ave.
(520) 568-2429

Community of Hope Church
45295 W. Honeycutt Ave.
(520) 252-6381
www.cohmaricopa.com

Cornerstone Community Church of God
Copa Center
44585 W. Honeycutt Rd.
(678) 767-6632

Desert Springs Church
Pima Butte Elementary
42202 W. Rancho el Dorado Pkwy.
(520) 261-3726
desertspringschurch.com

Discover Community Church
Saddleback Elementary
18600 N. Porter Rd.
(520) 413-7891
discovercommunity.net

Eagle Summit Ministries
44301 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway
(480) 789-2823

Faith Baptist Church
Sequoia Pathway Academy
19287 N. Porter Rd.
(520) 568-4990
faithbaptistchurchofmaricopa.org

First Baptist Church of Maricopa
18705 N. John Wayne Pkwy.
(520) 568-2272

Gospel Light C.O.G.I.C. at Copa Center
Santa Cruz Elementary School
19845 N. Costa Del Sol
(520) 709-4006, (520) 483-6896, or (520) 207-1059

Jehovah Shammah Apostolic Faith
41600 W. Smith-Enke Rd. Bldg. 129 (Maricopa Crossfit)
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Journey United Methodist
Maricopa Wells Middle School
45725 W. Honeycutt Ave.
(602) 492-2512

Maha Ganapati Temple
51933 W. Teel Rd.
ganapati.org

Maricopa Assembly of God
20038 N. Taft Ave.
(520) 568-4867

Maricopa Community Church
44977 W. Hathaway Rd.
(520) 568-2430
maricopacommunitychurch.com

Maricopa Lutheran Church
Desert Wind Middle School
35565 W. Honeycutt Rd.
(928) 363-0155
maricopalutherans.org

Maricopa Springs Family Church
Maricopa High School
45012 W. Honeycutt Ave.
(480) 370-7355
maricopasprings.com

Masjid Bilal Ibn Rabah
Maricopa Islamic Center
44370 W. Arizona Ave.
(480) 256-2340

Mountain View Community Church
50881 W. Papago Rd.
(520) 560-2314 or (520) 705-4812
www.mvccommunitychurch.org

Mt. Moriah Community A.M.E.
Maricopa Veterans Center
44240 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway
(520) 208-5491
mtmoriahamemaricopa.org

New Beginnings Fellowship
COGIC
Copa Center
44585 W. Honeycutt Rd.
(602) 465-7834

Nueva Esperanza Iglesia
18700 N. Porter Rd.
(602) 793-5066

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
18700 N. Saint Gabriel Way
(520) 568-4605

Shiloh Fellowship
44927 W. Hathaway Ave.
(480) 200-7863
www.xpshiloh.com

United Fellowship Church
The Copa Center
44585 W. Honeycutt Rd.
(866) 592-8293
followshipwithus.org

Walk by Faith Empowerment Center
Butterfield Elementary
43800 N. Honeycutt Ave.
(520) 494-2001
normawashington.org

Waypoint Church
Maricopa Elementary School
18150 N. Alterra Pkwy.
(520) 431-2221
waypointaz.com

World Outreach & Bible Training Center
18700 N. Porter Rd.
(520) 350-2228

Did I miss any churches in Maricopa?  Let me know so I can add them!

 

 

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Moving to Maricopa, AZ Checklist

Checklist of Everything You’ll Need to Move to Maricopa, AZ

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So you have decided to move to Maricopa, AZ and the many fine details of moving are scrambled in your mind.  If you are under contract to purchase a home the clock has started ticking.  You usually have 30-60 days before the house is yours.  Where do you even start?  Well, this article is a great starting point!  I’m a real estate agent who lives, loves and works Maricopa and I would love to help you relocate to the city of Maricopa.  My contact information is below so please reach out.

Once You’re Under Contract

❒  Research Maricopa.  This website is a great place to start.  Where will you live?  Where are the schools?  Where can you find childcare?

❒  Medical Records.  Start accumulating your doctor and dentist records for easy transfer to a new medical provider.

❒  Create a moving file.  Accumulate legal and financial documents and moving quotes.  Start a file to keep everything together.

❒  Create a budget.  You will want to write down all costs associated with your move.

Related: Why Move to Maricopa, AZ and Pros and Cons of Living in Maricopa, AZ

Six Weeks Prior to Your Move

❒  Scale Down.  There are probably lots of items that you no longer need.  Hold a yard sale and start scaling down on your possession to make your move lighter.  What doesn’t sell you can donate.

❒  Moving Out of the Ordinary Items.  Think about how you will move your plants, food, and pets.

❒  Begin Packing.  Start to box up your things that you don’t use often.  Make sure to label each box and where it will go in your new home.  This will save on a lot of frustration later.

One Month Before

❒  Make Your Reservations.  This is a good time to make appointments with moving companies.

❒  Call the utility companies.  You will want to notify your current utility companies and the new ones for when service should be transferred over.  Remember there is water and sewer (Global Water), electric (Electrical District 3), gas (Southwest Gas), trash (Waste Management), cable, internet, and phone.

Two Weeks Before

❒  Change Address.  Set up the date you’d like to change your address with the post office.  You can also do this online.

❒  Update Address.  Call or update your address everywhere you can think of.  This should include credit card companies, DMV, IRS, social security, auto insurance, magazines, monthly memberships, etc.

❒  Arrange to be off work.  Let your employer know you will be out a day or so to dedicate to moving.  And get some friends to help out that day if needed.

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One Week Before

❒  Pack a box for essentials.  When you move there are things you will need right to get to right away.  Think of this as packing a suitcase for small trip.

❒  Do a final walkthrough.  Check the home you’re leaving for anything you may have forgotten or left behind.  Also, check the new home to make sure it’s still in satisfactory condition.

❒  Talk to your Real Estate Agent.  Ask your realtor if there is a mailbox key and which mailbox number it is if the mail comes in cluster boxes.  Are there garage and ceiling fan remotes left at the home?  Any extra keys you may need?

Move In Day

❒  Cleaning.  You should prepare to clean up your new home while it’s still vacant to make things easier on yourself.  If it’s in move-in condition you may want to just do a quick floor mopping and wipe down.

❒  Unpack.  Begin organizing your home and unpacking your boxes.

❒  Settle In.  Check with the post office for any held mail.  Get a new driver’s license, license plate if needed and registration.  Tie up any loose ends.

To Buy or Sell a Home in Maricopa Contact:
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
Cell: (732) 306-7971
jasonbechtoldrealtor@gmail.com

Great Links…
Preparing Your Arizona Home for a Sale
How to Buy a Home in Arizona
Free Personalized Home Value
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Least Expensive Homes for Sale in Maricopa, AZ

List of low cost homes for sale in Maricopa, AZ

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There may be a few reasons why you are searching for the least expensive homes for sale in Maricopa, AZ.  You may just be curious, perhaps you’re looking for an investment property, maybe you’d like to have more money in your pocket instead of a big mortgage payment?  Whatever the case may be you have come to the right place.

Related: 6 Tips to Buying a Foreclosure in Maricopa, AZ

To start I’d like to show you homes for sale in Maricopa, AZ under $100,000.  These are mostly manufactured homes for sale outside of the subdivision homes.  They offer lots of land, space, and freedom out in the Arizona desert.  These homes do not have HOA’s and you can enjoy mountain views in almost every direction.    Keep in mind it’s pretty difficult to get a mortgage for under $50,000 and some of these houses for sale require purchasing in cash.  Let’s take a look at what is available and if you want to go see them in person, contact me and we’ll set up a time to meet up.  I am a real estate agent who lives and works in Maricopa.

Maricopa, AZ Homes for Sale under $100,000

Now, if this isn’t quite what you’re looking for and you’d like to see the least expensive subdivision homes in Maricopa we can visit that as well.  As of now there are not many under $150,000 so we’ll adjust the search criteria for you.

Maricopa, AZ Subdivision Homes for Sale under $150,000

Do you have a specific search you’d like to keep your eye on?  Call, text or email me and we can set you up with a personalized search so you can see the houses as soon as they hit the market directly from the MLS.  I am a real estate agent who lives in and specializes in Maricopa so please feel free to ask me anything.

To Buy or Sell a Home in Maricopa Contact:
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
Cell: (732) 306-7971
jasonbechtoldrealtor@gmail.com

Great Links…
Preparing Your Arizona Home for a Sale
How to Buy a Home in Arizona
Free Personalized Home Value
Search all Homes for Sale in Arizona from the MLS
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Things to do within 30 minutes of Maricopa, AZ

List of fun things to do within a half hour of Maricopa, AZ

You may have already seen my article about things to do in Maricopa but I wanted to write another one that expanded that list a bit to be a distance that would take no longer than 30 minutes to drive to.   We don’t always want to travel too far for something fun so here is my hand picked list of what to do near Maricopa, AZ.

To buy or sell a home in Maricopa, AZ contact Jason Bechtold, Realtor.
Cell: (732) 306-7971 or email JasonBechtoldRealtor@gmail.com
A Maricopa real estate agent who lives, loves, and works in Maricopa.

  1. Chandler Fashion Center – Located on the corner of Chandler Blvd and Frye Rd in Chandler is a great mall.  There are plenty of restaurants nearby and you can easily spend a relaxing afternoon shopping.  You can also check out the Phoenix Premium Outlets.
  2. Hiking – If you’re into some rugged off path hiking you can head west on AZ-238 for about a half hour, hop out of the car and walk around the desert.  You’ll want to pass the Sierra Estrella mountain range before wondering off.  The east side of the range is reservation but the west side is BLM land and is legal to hike.
  3. Rawhide Western Town – Rawhide is an 1880’s western town that hosts shows, events, retail shops, actors, and restaurants to provide you with a great western experience.
  4. Huhugam Heritage Center – If you travel north on SR-347 from Maricopa you will see the Huhugam Heritage Center on the corner of SR-347 and Maricopa Rd.  In this Gila River Indian Community museum you will find many exhibits and archeological artifacts to explore.
  5. Casa Grande Ruins – You can go visit the 650 year old ruins left behind from the Ancient Sonoran Desert People.  This place is shrouded in mystery.  It is a complex network of irrigation canals and communities.  It offers public tours, events and school programs.
  6. Promenade at Casa Grande – After checking out those Casa Grande ruins you may want to do a little shopping!  The promenade offers shopping at well known retail stores, movies, and some great restaurants.
  7. Arizona Railway Museum – This museum in Chandler, AZ was founded in 1983 and features rare and antique trains.  The trains are refurbished up to working condition.  There is a display building with smaller artifacts and a gift shop.  This is a great place to bring the kids too!
  8. Koli Equestrian Center – Go horseback riding!  Near Wild Horse Pass Blvd and Maricopa Rd, you will find the Koli Equestrian Center.  There are several horseback riding options.  You can do a group ride, private ride, cattle drive, cowboy sunset dinner ride, and much more.
  9. Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino – Get your gambling on at Wild Horse Pass!  Any time of the day or night, if you’re feeling lucky this is a great casino to go to.  It’s always a great time.  Don’t forget Vee Quiva and Lone Butte casinos as well.
  10. Mystery Castle – Okay, this is a little farther than 30 minutes.  It’s about 40 minutes but I thought it should make the list.  In the foothills of South Mountain Park is a castle that was built by Boyce Gully in the 1930s for his daughter.  He made it out of items found in the desert.  There are tours of the facility offered.

To Buy or Sell a Home Contact:
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
Cell: (732) 306-7971
jasonbechtoldrealtor@gmail.com

Great Links…
Preparing Your Arizona Home for a Sale
How to Buy a Home in Arizona
Free Personalized Home Value
Search all Homes for Sale in Arizona from the MLS
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Looking for an open house in Maricopa, AZ?

Current list of open houses in Maricopa, AZ for this week

Real Estate Sign - Open House. 2D Artwork. computer design.

Are you searching for an open house that’s happening in Maricopa, AZ right now?  I know the feeling… you’re driving around hoping to find some open house signs but if you don’t find any you don’t want to waste anymore time so you pull out your phone and start searching the internet only to find out dated open house information.

Let’s face it, most homes don’t get sold at an open house.  The chances of someone walking in and finding everything to be perfect for them is pretty slim.  Lots of factors have to match… price range, location, square footage, number of bedrooms, etc.  It’s much better to create a detailed search just for you and then go see the homes with a real estate agent (like me).  And if you don’t feel like waiting for the open house, just let me know and we can go out and see the home together at any time!

However, you did reach this article because you were looking for the most recent list of open houses.  This link will show you which ones are happening…

Maricopa, AZ Open Houses this week!

If you would like some guidance on your home buyer journey, I’d love to help.  Just call, text or email at the info below or fill out the form and I’ll be in touch.  I live, love and work in Maricopa so you will be in good hands.

To Buy or Sell a Home Contact:
Jason Bechtold, Realtor
The Maricopa Real Estate Company
Cell: (732) 306-7971
jasonbechtoldrealtor@gmail.com

Great Links…
Preparing Your Arizona Home for a Sale
How to Buy a Home in Arizona
Free Personalized Home Value
Search all Homes for Sale in Arizona from the MLS
LIKE me on Facebook

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