Queen Creek is about 35 miles from the center of Phoenix but still retains its rustic charm. Many cowboys and farmers still live in Queen Creek as you still see horses in fields and farmers on tractors. Queen Creek is home to the Queen Creek Olive Mill, a unique place for excellent food and atmosphere. Schnepf Farms is a real working farm that has lots of festivals and events including the Peach Festival. This small town is an oasis in the east valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area and is a world apart from city life. Families on irrigated acre lots and in friendly subdivisions live among farmers and ranches, enjoying a rural lifestyle.