With an ideal location north of the beautiful Sonoran Desert and west of the metropolis of Phoenix, the town of Buckeye is one of Arizona's finest communities. What was once just a small farming area near Phoenix, Buckeye has become a city in its own right, as Forbes named Buckeye the second fastest-growing suburb in the nation in 2007.
With its young resident age, high quality of life, and excellent schools, it should come as no surprise that so many people in the area are finding their way into Buckeye apartments for rent. According to City-Data, the town grew an astonishing 678 percent between 2000 and 2010.
The development of Buckeye began as early as 1877 when founder Thomas Newt Clanton came to the area with his family from Iowa, determined to start a new life out West. As transportation advanced across the country, so did this booming town. First, the railroad, then the car, kept stretching Buckeye's boundary lines into the sprawling town that it is today.
Another reason why so many people are calling Buckeye home is because of the cost of living there. According to City-Data, the median household income has risen more than $23,000 from 2000 to 2010 and the cost of living index is more than 9 points below the national average, both of which make it a very affordable place to live.
One of the biggest attractions near Buckeye is the Sonoran Desert National Monument. With the most diverse biological makeup of any desert in North America, this beautiful wonder attracts residents and visitors alike each year. The park contains three mountain ranges, archaeological and historic sites, and trails.
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