Quartzsite, in western Arizona, is just 20 miles east of the Colorado River on I-10. From Phoenix, the trip to Quartzite is about two hours. There is a lot of wide open space along this highway.

Phoenix is an agricultural, industrial and service center. It is surrounded by 22 other cities in the Valley of the Sun where western style homes and sprawling shopping malls abound. There is exhilarating adventure, breath-taking golf courses, trendy shopping, modern nightlife and enriching culture.
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Goodyear is a suburban community in the southwest quadrant of metropolitan Phoenix. Spread out at the foot of the towering Estrella Mountains, Goodyear is no longer a “best kept secret”. Small farms were established in the early 1900s by the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company to grow Egyptian cotton - a component in tire cords. These farms grew into company towns, including this one, named for its originator.

It consists of over 115 square miles of plains, rivers and the beautiful Estrella Mountains. Located just 20 minutes west of downtown Phoenix. Goodyear was the third fastest-growing place among all cities and towns in Arizona of any size between 1990 and 2000.

Goodyear, AZ - Official Website

Founded in 1888, this western most community of the Valley of the Sun is home to over 20,000 people. For the past 20 years, growth in the greater Phoenix area has been robust in three of our four quadrants of the region. With those areas rapidly nearing build out, the last frontier rests in the southwest valley and the Town of Buckeye.

Town planners project that it will take at least 30 years for the nearly 600-mile planning area that stretches from almost Wickenburg to Gila Bend, the Hassayampa River to Perryville Road, to be built out.

Buckeye, AZ - Official Website

Tonopah is an unincorporated community in Arizona approximately 50 miles west of downtown Phoenix off Interstate 10. The community name derives from Indian term for "hot water under the bush," because of thermal waters there.

Quartzsite was established in 1867 on the site of Old Fort Tyson. Historic and scenic areas include Crystal Hill, Tyson Tanks, Tyson Wells Museum and the Hi Jolly Monument, Castle Dome Peak.

Quartzsite, Arizona is considered the "Meeting Place" in the winter for thousands of RVers. Each winter Quartzite swells in population due to well over a million visitors, most of whom converge on the small town in a wave of RVs during the months of January and February.

Not since they began recording in 1959 has there been any snow ever recorded falling in this area. In the summer you will only see flat desert, some roadside businesses, tumbleweeds and wide open spaces.

A Quartzsite special attraction is that it has been a rock-hound's paradise since the 1960's. Eight major gem and mineral shows as well as vendors of raw and handcrafted merchandise peddle their wares to snowbirds, collectors and enthusiasts.

Annual Hobby, Craft and Gem Show, Sports, RV, and Classic Car Shows
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