Buckeye, Arizona

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Buckeye Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Buckeye?

  • Homes are beautiful and more affordable than California. (Priscilla, 6.5 months)
  • Not living in a congested city like Tempe. (Maria, 10 months)
  • Quiet. (Teresa, 1 year)
  • Rural area. (Jennifer, 2 years)
  • Very quiet. (Shireen, 3 years)
  • Rodeos. (Caroline, 3.5 years)
  • Quiet nice area not a lot of traffic police officers always on top to keep crime being prevented. (Ashley, 5 years)
  • Living in Rural area. (Cindy, 6 years)
  • Small but close to city. (Mike, 7 years)
  • No Snow. (Cliff, 8 years)
  • Verrado. (Tony, 10 years)
  • All the advantages of a city without being in a large city. (Amy, 11 years)
  • It’s easy to get around and there’s no traffic. (Bethzayda, 11 years)
  • Small town feel. (Jasmine, 11 years)
  • Small town feel. Friendliness of most who have lived here a while. (JC, 12 years)
  • The small town feel. (Kami, 12 years)
  • Sense of community. (Julio, 13 years)
  • Everyone knew each other. (Nina, 23 years)
  • Small town. (Angelica, 25 years)
  • Know lot of people. (Norm, 44 years)
  • Great simple life with good people. (Randy, 59 years)
  • Size of town. (Gary, 68 years)

Buckeye Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Buckeye?

  • HOA’s. (Priscilla, 6.5 months)
  • Our water bill. (Maria, 10 months)
  • The nasty smell. (Teresa, 1 year)
  • Coyotes, snakes and bugs. (Jennifer, 2 years)
  • The lack of progress and downtown needs a huge facelift. The electrical power lines and the noisiness from I -10.. we need a sound abatement wall off of I-10 and Watson, the water & trash bill is too high, I live in Sundance Active Adult we shouldn’t have to pay for the schools. (Robyn, 2 years)
  • Nothing to do no malls no entertainment what so ever. (Shireen, 3 years)
  • Need better dog park. (Caroline, 3.5 years)
  • Not places to walk around and no buses. (Ashley, 5 years)
  • We are an underserved area. (Cindy, 6 years)
  • That the city is focused on verado the other areas are always neglected. The 10 exit on Miller at rush hour is too crowded a stop light is needed to help with the flow of people getting on the 10 and the ones getting off. The semi trucks waiting to get into Loves blocking both lanes. The main streets on Miller have stop signs all up and down the back up of traffic starting at 3 goes for at least a mile and a half. The weeds are never taken of. This city needs to realize that this area and residents are just as important as Verado. (Caro, 7 years)
  • Festivals. (Mike, 7 years)
  • Noisy neighbors. (Cliff, 8 years)
  • Commute to Phoenix for work. (Tony, 10 years)
  • The water company. The bills are crazy. (Amy, 11 years)
  • Not a lot of activities to do. (Bethzayda, 11 years)
  • Bad water, high water bill, outdated look especially old down town Buckeye. (Jasmine, 11 years)
  • Rate and growth of subdivisions. (JC, 12 years)
  • Not enough to do. (Kami, 12 years)
  • Lack of sit down restaurants. (Julio, 13 years)
  • All the people moving here. (Nina, 23 years)
  • All the newcomers. (Angelica, 25 years)
  • Getting big. (Norm, 44 years)
  • Lack of availability of some things. (Randy, 59 years)
  • Newcomers. (Gary, 68 years)

Buckeye Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Buckeye?

  • Still finding this one out. (Priscilla, 6.5 months)
  • Haven’t found anything yet. (Maria, 10 months)
  • Hang out by my pool in my backyard. (Teresa, 1 year)
  • Rodeo. (Jennifer, 2 years)
  • Escape. (Robyn, 2 years)
  • Park. (Shireen, 3 years)
  • Rodeo. (Caroline, 3.5 years)
  • Hiking nice parks to go play at. (Ashley, 5 years)
  • None unless you live in Verado and if you don’t your not included. (Caro, 7 years)
  • 4th of July and demolition derby. (Mike, 7 years)
  • Shopping. (Cliff, 8 years)
  • Hike. (Tony, 10 years)
  • Air shows. Community garage sales, sports, different kinds of parks. (Amy, 11 years)
  • Off roading. (Bethzayda, 11 years)
  • Holiday festivities. (Jasmine, 11 years)
  • The rodeo, demolition derby, and Skyline Park. (JC, 12 years)
  • Skyline Park for hiking, Sundance Park for the walking track and dog park, swimming. (Kami, 12 years)
  • Hiking. (Julio, 13 years)
  • Off roading. (Nina, 23 years)
  • Riding dirt bikes, off roading. (Angelica, 25 years)
  • Go camping. (Norm, 44 years)
  • Swim, hunt, have friends to run with. (Randy, 59 years)
  • Visit friends. (Gary, 68 years)

Buckeye’s Reputation

What’s Buckeye known for?

  • Dairy’s? Farms? (Priscilla, 6.5 months)
  • Farming. (Maria, 10 months)
  • Farming community. (Jennifer, 2 years)
  • Rodeo. (Robyn, 2 years)
  • Nothing to do. (Shireen, 3 years)
  • Skyline park downtown events. (Ashley, 5 years)
  • Verado. (Caro, 7 years)
  • Farming. (Mike, 7 years)
  • Litchfield and Goodyear founded the town after the Buckeye tree nut. (Cliff, 8 years)
  • Bad expensive water. (Tony, 10 years)
  • It use to be a huge farming town. (Amy, 11 years)
  • “There’s just fields everywhere” (Bethzayda, 11 years)
  • One of the fastest growing cities. (Jasmine, 11 years)
  • Rodeo. (JC, 12 years)
  • Farming. (Kami, 12 years)
  • Known as East LA. (Julio, 13 years)
  • Small town. (Nina, 23 years)
  • Farm and dairy.(Angelica, 25 years)
  • Cotton and farming. (Norm, 44 years)
  • Dove hunting, cotton farming. (Randy, 59 years)
  • Agriculture. (Gary, 68 years)

Buckeye Crime

What’s the crime like in Buckeye? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • Not sure. (Priscilla, 6.5 months)
  • I’ve noticed a lot of people get their cars broken into. (Maria, 10 months)
  • Car break-ins and teenage hoodlums. (Jennifer, 2 years)
  • High. (Robyn, 2 years)
  • Good not as much crime. (Ashley, 5 years)
  • We have never had a problem. (Cindy, 6 years)
  • Car break-ins are everywhere, but most cannot be considered a break-in if they did no lock their car. (Caro, 7 years)
  • Low. (Mike, 7 years)
  • In Buckeye downtown and uptown mainly. (Cliff, 8 years)
  • Worse then I think it should be for a small town. (Tony, 10 years)
  • Buckeye has its crime but nothing excessive. (Amy, 11 years)
  • Valencia is ghetto. (Bethzayda, 11 years)
  • Average. (Jasmine, 11 years)
  • I’m sure there’s hot spots but not sure where. (JC, 12 years)
  • Seems like a lot of car break-ins and you hear about some drugs. (Kami, 12 years)
  • Very minimal. (Julio, 13 years)
  • Break-ins. (Nina, 23 years)
  • Hardly any. (Angelica, 25 years)
  • Mild in old town. (Norm, 44 years)
  • Lot of property crimes, especially south side. (Randy, 59 years)
  • It’s getting bad. (Gary, 68 years)

Buckeye Advice

Any advice for people moving to Buckeye?

  • Smell was horrible. (Teresa, 1 year)
  • If you are looking for big city convinces then buckeye is not for you. (Jennifer, 2 years)
  • Don’t do it, unless you moved to Verado. (Robyn, 2 years)
  • Very safe for kids loved living there. (Shireen, 3 years)
  • Be prepared to buy a water softener. (Cindy, 6 years)
  • Don’t expect the city to do anything for you. (Caro, 7 years)
  • Do it fast home values are going up. (Mike, 7 years)
  • Get ready for the town to be growing. (Cliff, 8 years)
  • Live in Sienna Hills, Verrado, or blue horizons. (Tony, 10 years)
  • Don’t do it! HOA is a pain! (Bethzayda, 11 years)
  • Come to appreciate a the nice people and what the town already has to offer. Drives to neighboring towns for more modern entertainment should considered treats and cool outings. (JC, 12 years)
  • Hey get used to the smell, it’s farmland. (Kami, 12 years)
  • Enjoy commuting into town. (Julio, 13 years)
  • Don’t. (Nina, 23 years)
  • Don’t come we have enough people, lol. (Angelica, 25 years)
  • Don’t try to change community atmosphere and traditions. (Randy, 59 years)
  • Don’t stop, keep going. (Gary, 68 years)

Buckeye Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Buckeye (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • I found a awesome event planner here in Buckeye and she planned my beautiful wedding in four days!! Most beautiful day of my life! (Priscilla, 6.5 months)
  • Fun at kids school odyssey. (Teresa, 1 year)
  • All the cow smells brings back Midwest memories. (Jennifer, 2 years)
  • Sundance park events, (Ashley, 5 years)
  • I watched a beautiful church being built.(Caro, 7 years)
  • My family does the Christmas parade every year. (Mike, 7 years)
  • It’s fun to drive around with friends. Everyone knows everyone. (Bethzayda, 11 years)
  • So many. (JC, 12 years)
  • I go to church with the Mayor. (Kami, 12 years)
  • Parades. (Nina, 23 years)
  • On Buckeye Rescue as a rookie when I delivered my first of 28 babies, she will be 42 in 5/18. (Randy, 59 years)

Buckeye’s Future

How do you think Buckeye will change over the next 10 years?

  • I believe communities will continue to grow within Buckeye. I believe it can be inclusive of farms, residents of all ages, and industrial growth to bring forth a very prosperous beautifully self sustaining city. (Priscilla, 6.5 months)
  • Buckeye is getting bigger every day. (Maria, 10 months)
  • A hospital, more stores. (Teresa, 1 year)
  • More people. (Jennifer, 2 years)
  • Not Much. (Robyn, 2 years)
  • More business. (Shireen, 3 years)
  • I hope the downtown Monroe area is revived but doesn’t look hopeful at this point. (Caroline, 3.5 years)
  • Make Sundance park bigger and creates more restaurants and places and houses. (Ashley, 5 years)
  • Grow larger. (Cindy, 6 years)
  • It will change only when Bill Gates builds his city. (Caro, 7 years)
  • Growth, Buckeye will be much bigger in 10 years. (Mike, 7 years)
  • More business. More industry. More people. (Cliff, 8 years)
  • Hopefully more retail, sit down restaurants, and amenities. (Tony, 10 years)
  • I hope there will be more stuff to do so Buckeye gets on the map. (Bethzayda, 11 years)
  • Hopefully more updated tech friendly. Better water quality. (Jasmine, 11 years)
  • I hope for the better. Keep population growth at reasonable and sustainable rate. Revitalize old town section. (JC, 12 years)
  • Growth, hopefully a theatre! (Kami, 12 years)
  • It will grow faster than resources can keep up. (Julio, 13 years)
  • Get worse and bigger. (Nina, 23 years)
  • Keep growing in population and jobs. (Angelica, 25 years)
  • Get too big. (Norm, 44 years)
  • Grow to city atmosphere. (Randy, 59 years)
  • For the worse. (Gary, 68 years)

Buckeye Facts

Any other interesting facts about Buckeye?

  • I find it interesting that in Sundance the planner did not plan pickup an drop-off spots for the children/parents/school buses it seems to be a hazard and safety issue. I see kids run across the streets, parents stop in the middle of the streets, and busses block the streets. There needs to be some shoulder work to the neighborhood streets so that this is taken care of before a child/family/school bus encounters a tragedy. I’ve seen plenty of corners that have trees plants etc that can be scaled back to rectify this safety hazard. Rainy days are a mess! Our neighborhood children deserve sun/rain blocking benches. That is a fact.(Priscilla, 6.5 months)
  • Great people. (Shireen, 3 years)
  • Museum. (Ashley, 5 years)
  • Odyssey preparatory academy is an amazing school. (Amy, 11 years)
  • People keep to themselves. (Bethzayda, 11 years)
  • Has a hidden lake. (Jasmine, 11 years)
  • The hidden lake is cool. (Kami, 12 years)
  • In the 70’s we had the biggest track meet in state and great little league program. (Randy, 59 years)