Gold Canyon Arizona is a newer, well maintained unincorporated city in Pinal County about 45 minutes east of the Phoenix Sky Harbor airport. The area is considered by many as an upscale community that has many affordable homes. Gold Canyon is adjacent to the Superstition Mountain Wilderness and at the foothills of Superstition Mountain, which offer thousands of square miles of public land for hiking, bike riding, photography, camping and other outdoor sports. There are five 18-hole championship length golf courses within Gold Canyon and dozens more within a 30 minute drive.
Many of the community’s homes have been built since about 2000. If you are considering a move to the Gold Canyon Arizona area there are a variety of housing options for you to choose from. There is everything from very affordable priced single family homes; single level or two story homes, as well as condos. There are also custom built luxury homes in private gated communities. Some homes are priced in the low $100’s to others ranging upwards to more than $1+million dollars.
The growth and development of the area has encouraged the building of commercial businesses less than ten minutes away. The development includes many national chain stores, such as Walmart, Kohls, Bed Bath and Beyond, Staples, and many others which is located off of Highway 60 at Signal Butte in Mesa, Arizona. Also located there are several restaurants, smaller shops, a major health club, and multiple movie theaters, including an IMAX theater all located there. Located right in Gold Canyon are coffee shops, a few restaurants, banks, a grocery store, a movie rental kiosks, a gas station, an elementary school, places of worship, medical facilities and all the other services one needs to live comfortably day to day. There are medical doctors in Gold Canyon, alternative care providers, plus an Urgent Care, as well as major, nearby hospitals located less than 30 minutes away, with a couple only about 10 minutes away.
The community is made up of year round residents as well as seasonal “snow-birds” who come to the Gold Canyon Arizona area to escape the snow and cold of the areas they migrate from.Gold Canyon weather is terrific with plenty of sunshine, no snowfall, and beautiful days and nights filled with mild and hot temperatures. The 2010 census counted a population of 10,064, according to Wikipedia. But this number swells to about double the number in winter as “snow-birds” come to enjoy the area.
The views of the Superstition Mountain, along with evening sunsets, makes Gold Canyon one of the most picturesque areas in all of Arizona. It is a great place to call home.