Gold Canyon Arizona is an unincorporated area located in Pinal County about 30 minutes east of (PHX) Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The Census Designated Place is considered by most to be a wealthy Phoenix East Valley retirement community with reasonably priced homes.
The small town of Gold Canyon is quickly becoming a hotspot for people looking to escape the cold and be part of Arizona living. Gold Canyon is at the foothills of the Superstition Mountain, which creates numerous opportunities for hiking, biking, photography, camping, and several other outdoor activities. There are five 18-hole championship golf courses within Gold Canyon and hundreds more within a short driving distance.
There are some restaurants, coffee shops, banks, retail, and other stores right in Gold Canyon. Healthcare and hospitals are just 20-30 minutes west.
The Phoenix East Valley’s growth has attracted national chains and big-box stores to Mesa, Arizona just 10-15 minutes west of Gold Canyon.
While there are permanent Gold Canyon residents, nearly half of the population is seasonal. Like many places in Arizona, “snowbirds” come to Gold Canyon in the winter to avoid the cold weather in their hometowns. Phoenix area weather is mostly sunny year-round, without snow in the winter, and hot temperatures in the summer.
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