With the tip of a cowboy hat, a click of the spurs, and a fast gallop off to the east of Mesa, you’ll find yourself in the desert land of Apache Junction. But don’t let "desert" scare you into believing this is a no mans land (though the city does pride itself on its cinematic Western feel). Apache Junction, which rests at the base of the Superstition Mountains, is very much alive and eagerly awaiting your arrival.
Palm Springs: The people of Palm Springs have a genuine love for people of all walks of life, marital status, and sexual orientation. No questions asked. This is most definitely a "free to be you and me" community. If youre trying to find a home for rent in Apache Junction, Palm Springs is going to grant you almost instant access, with its higher than 20 percent vacancy rate. Do note, however, most of the rentals here are small to medium-sized homes, so if youre planning to bring the extended family along with, you might need to rent a couple of places.
Route 60: The Route 60 area is predominantly occupied by the older generation who have likely lived here for most of their retirement years. This area maintains a very high vacancy rate, so looking for a home to rent should be as easy as making a wish, clicking your heels, and having it appear. Oh, and in case you didn't figure it out yet, the Route 60 area is bordered by, well, Route 60. Vroom vroom.
Youngberg: Though you might think it when passing through, Youngberg is not a ghost town - but it is ranked among the quietest neighborhoods in America! The people in Youngberg enjoy keeping to themselves even while living in large groupings of mobile homes. Home rentals here are fairly easy to come by, and once you’re in, the locals will just absorb you right into their long-standing way of life. But really, people don’t like to move away from this place. Oh, and if you’re young (or young at heart), you’ll fit right in.
Lost Dutchman:What exactly happened to the "lost Dutchman?" Well, considering this is part of the former wild, wild west, you can probably guess, and if you can’t, it’s probably not worth the story. Lost Dutchman has slightly more expensive apartments, but you’ll discover that you're in a more upscale area (but lets not get too crazy here; were not talking New York City upscale). The calm nature of this area tends to attract retirees and executives, but Apache Junction really loves em all just the same.
Apache Junction is a grand city full of wonderful exploration options. When not catching up on the latest re-runs of a television show, locals head out to the Superstition Mountains or wander down to the Goldfield Ghost Town for a bit of history. If you truly do want to know what happened to the lost Dutchman, you can head on into the Lost Dutchman State Park. The possibilities for exploration in Apache Junction are seemingly endless. And if you ever tire of your surroundings, Mesa (a big city!) is just about 20 miles to the west. Yee-haw!
Picture the most western scene you can imagine. It’s likely filled with saloons, dusty roads the occasional tumbleweed rolling through, sheriffs, bandits, cowboys, and Indians, right? Now, let your imagination linger there for a moment. If envisioning this western wonderland makes it hard for you to snap back to reality, you’ll adjust to Apache Junction just fine (although you likely won’t come across a shootout between good guys and bad guys unless its for a movie scene - sorry to burst your bubble on that one).