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Buckeye is a semi-large city in Maricopa County, Arizona that is made up of 12 neighborhoods and is the westernmost suburb in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. It is the 17th largest community in the state and is very ethnically diverse. The main language in the city is English and the second most common language is Spanish. The city spans into two zip codes, 85326 and 85396. Buckeye has a mixed workforce of both white and blue collar workers and an average daily commute for residents is approximately 33 minutes. The thriving city has hot desert climate and is located about 30 miles west of Phoenix.

Malin M. Jackson developed 10 miles of canal in the area in 1884-1886, which he named the Buckeye Canal in honor of his home state of Ohio. The town was co-founded by Thomas Newt “TN” Clanton who led the Clanton family to the area in mid-1800s. The Clantons came from Madison County, Iowa and helped establish the budding community. In 1885, the Buckeye Canal Company was established by members of the Clanton Family, include M.E. Clanton, the brother of Thomas Newt Clanton. The first post office was established in 1888 and Cora Jane Clanton was the first postmaster. Also, in 1888 TN Clanton and ML Mahoney filed the town plat under the name Sidney after Malin Jackson’s home town in Ohio. Later, in 1910 the towns name was changed to Buckeye after the all important canal that brought water to the area. The Arizona Eastern Railroad arrive din Buckeye in 1910 and it was connected to Phoenix by a steam rail line in 1912. The first state highway came through in 1915 and with all the new transportation developments growth in the town took off.

According to the local Chamber of Commerce, Buckeye has over 660 square miles in its planning area. Much of the land is still being developed the projected build out date isn’t until 2065. In 2000, the population was 50,876 and the population density was 129.79. Also, in 2000, the median household income was $35,383, the median family income was $39,194 and the per capita income was $15,627. In 2013, the estimated population was 56,683, the estimated median household income was $60,983 and the per capita income was $20,044. These statistics show a clear pattern of growth both in terms of population and the economy. In the same year the estimated house or condo value in Buckeye was $141921, the mean housing price on all units was $242,284 and the median gross rent was $1,142.

Educationally the city is served by several school districts, such as the Buckeye Elementary School District and the Wickenburg Unified School District. There are nearly 30 master-planned communities slated for development in Buckeye. Combined with these beautiful new homes there are many historic sites and family entertainment options in the city. The city has public transportation provided by the Valley Metro Bus service and an airport for your commuting and travel needs. Homes for sale in Buckeye primarily modern single family homes middle class and higher in design. Other real estate options include apartments, condominiums and town homes for sale or rent. To begin the search for your new home in beautiful Buckeye, Arizona, call Calamia & Company a 623.810.9090 today.

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      623-547-1600
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      623-535-6000
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      623-474-5403
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      623-327-3111
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      623-327-2810
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      623-925-3400
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      623-925-3400
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      928-668-5350
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      623-474-6600
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      623-925-3400
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      623-925-3400
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      623-925-3400
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      623-847-8503
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      623-535-6000
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      623-547-1600
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      623-535-6000
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      623-474-5403
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      623-327-3111
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      623-327-2810
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      623-535-6000
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      623-474-0100
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      623-932-7400
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      623-386-9700
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      602-621-4398
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      623-873-1860
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      623-386-4423
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