Located in the shadows of majestic mountains but with an eagle-eye view of lush valleys, Apache Junction is a picturesque slice of the American West. Its visual appeal has caught more than one Hollywood producer's eye. The movies Blind Justice, Bad Santa, and Jerry Maguire all filmed scenes here. Film and nature buffs alike are drawn to Apache Junction's picturesque surroundings. Residents know looks aren't everything, though. The quality of life here is just as appealing as the scenery.
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Healthy home appreciation rates! Whether you are looking to buy or rent to own a house, you probably want the reassurance of knowing that you're making a smart investment. In Apache Junction, home appreciation is growing at about 3.25% per year - higher than the averages for Arizona and the United States. Since 1990, home values in gated communities like Arizona Goldfield have skyrocketed more than 117%! Some of the highest gains in Apache Junction have been in the Youngberg neighborhood, the area adjacent to Route 60 and the area around E. Lost Dutchman Blvd.
Less competition for affordable properties! One of the big draws of Apache Junction is its location. Apache Junction is about half an hour from Phoenix (home to the Phoenix Suns, Sky Harbor Airport, Arizona State University, and world-class spas, restaurants, and resorts). It is close, yet a world away in terms of traffic, congestion, and real estate competition. When you move here, you'll have more trees and horses than people as neighbors. Your neighbors may be involved in groups like the local Arizona Equine Rescue group. When an amazing property hits the market, like an affordable home in the Superstition Highlands, you'll still have a shot at it, even if you aren't the first one in the door to view it. There is real estate that will appeal to everyone in Apache Junction.
Spectacular access to nature! If you enjoy hiking and sightseeing, you'll love Apache Junction's close proximity to the picturesque Superstition Mountains. Even on days when you are nestled in your home, expect to enjoy a stunning view of the mountaintops from any window. In the heat of the summer, one of Maricopa County's top draws is the Salt River, where folks flock to grab a tube, pack a cooler, and float the calm and refreshing waters. When you choose Apache Junction as your home, you'll be a stone's throw away from these attractions, and you'll avoid the traffic of the larger cities like Mesa, Gilbert, Phoenix, and Scottsdale.
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