San Tan Valley is a lovely place that is located in northern Pinal County, Arizona. It is a census-designated area, and this community is located in the southeastern suburbs of the Phoenix Metropolitan area.
It gets its name from the San Tan Mountains, between which it rests. The area did not have a formal name for many years and residents actually used Queen Creek for mailing addresses. The area was called by many names, including the San Tan Foothills, Greater San Tan, San Tan Heights and San Tan area. However, when a new zip code was given to the community in July 2009, the U.S.P.S. received a petition to provide San Tan with a new name.