According to a new survey, residents of Queen Creek are more than happy with their town.
The 2021 Citizen Survey found 93% said Queen Creek is a good or excellent place to live, and 94% rated the quality of life as excellent or good. Traffic and road congestion were cited as the areas with the greatest need for improvement at 45%.
The town conducts a survey every 18-24 months to gauge resident opinions of the community and help prioritize upcoming projects. The survey is anonymous, and participants are selected at random. WestGroup administered the survey on behalf of the town this fall, surveying 906 residents about town services, programs, customer service and communication.
“The council and I appreciate our residents taking the time to participate and are pleased to see the number of participants more than double from 2019,” commented Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney in a press release. “The Citizen Survey helps us make informed decisions — thank you for sharing your input on areas for improvement and what is working well for our community.”
The most desired benefit remained the same from 2019 to 2021 — road improvements/more roads. The town continues to work toward better roads with progress on the 10-year capital improvement plan.
A complete list of CIP projects, including those that will connect to the upcoming State Route 24 extension, is available at QueenCreekAZ.gov/BetterRoadsAhead.
Despite wanting more road improvements, residents say they intend to stay in Queen Creek, with 81% saying they plan to live in Queen Creek in five years and 95% saying they would recommend Queen Creek as a place to live.
Consistent with previous surveys, residents consider Queen Creek a great place to raise children (94% good or excellent) and overall sense of community (81% good or excellent).
Additionally, the survey found residents feel their neighborhood is safe, with 98% feeling somewhat or very safe during the day, and 92% responding that they feel somewhat or very safe at night. Queen Creek’s new police force officially goes on duty on January 11.
To view all of the results, visit QueenCreekAZ.gov/CitizenSurvey.
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