Celebrating its centennial year in 2012, the city of Casa Grande has grown into one of Arizona's most attractive communities. With a cost of living nearly 10 points below the national average, according to City-Data, living in Casa Grande apartments is a very affordable option for Arizona residents. Many people have already discovered that living in this tight-knit community includes a high quality of life, low crime and many family-friendly amenities.
Casa Grande's convenient location between Tucson and Phoenix has always made the city an attractive place for people to call home. However, because water is very scarce in the dry sands of the Sonoran Desert, the nearby roaring Gila River is the true source of the city's origins and growth. Casa Grande has always been a diverse place because it got its start that way in the late 1800s. The 1920s were the source of Casa Grande's growth because of their thriving cotton trade. By 1970, Casa Grande had become the largest population in the valley and the town became the fast-growing city that it is today.
Many people visit Casa Grande because of its temperate climate, allowing for outdoor recreation year round, so it should come as no surprise that golf courses are quite a hot commodity in this area. One of the city's most esteemed places to work on your swing is Mission Royale Golf Course, a Greg Nash-designed park that offers 18 challenging holes with the scenic beauty of the Sonoran Desert on the horizon.
One of the city's events that residents take great pride in is the annual O'odham Tash Celebration. A gathering of Native American tribes in mid-February, this community event features native arts and crafts, ceremonial dances, a parade, powwows and rodeos.
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