Morning Sun Farms is Located in San Tan Valley, Not Queen Creek

As a full-time Real Estate Agent in the Queen Creek area, I often hear about all the confusion around where the neighborhood, Morning Sun Farms, is located. A lot of people, even the ones who reside in Morning Sun Farms, mistakenly believe that it is located in Queen Creek. In actuality, the neighborhood is located in San Tan Valley, which is outside of the Town of Queen Creek’s borders. Now you must be wondering, why are so many people confused about the location of this particular neighborhood?

But If I Live in Morning Sun Farms, Why Do I Have a Queen Creek Address?

The main reason for all the uncertainty is because the post office has Morning Sun Farms in a Queen Creek (85142) zip code for mail delivery. The US Postal Service established the zip code this way for efficient mail delivery, but this does not make MSF included in the Town of Queen Creek’s boundaries. Instead, Morning Sun Farms is a part of unincorporated Pinal County. That being said, houses in unincorporated Pinal County are frequently referred to as “Queen Creek” because the post office uses the QC name in the mailing addresses, even though these homes are not within the town boundaries.

The gray section of the below map shows the Queen Creek’s town boundaries. As you can see, the green section (zip code 85142) is sometimes within the town boundaries; but, as in the case of Morning Sun Farms, it sometimes is not. Confusing, right? 

But If My Address is in Queen Creek, Shouldn’t I have QC City Services?

Because the addressing system has caused so much confusion around whether or not Morning Sun Farms is a part of QC or not, a lot of people automatically assume they have QC city services, such as water, sewer, trash/recycling, library, police, and fire. However, as mentioned before, Morning Sun Farms is a part of unincorporated Pinal County, which means the town of Queen Creek is not responsible to provide these services to MSF residents. Below is a list of the utility services in Morning Sun Farms, along with the contact information. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding this.

Utilities in Morning Sun Farms

Salt River Project
(602) 236-8888

Johnson Utilities
(480) 987-9870

Republic Services
(602) 237-2078

CABLE/INTERNET/SATELLITE/PHONE – 3 Choices for Service Providers

Cox Communications
(623) 594-1000

Century Link
(800) 244-1111

(866) 755-2225

Although Morning Sun Farms is not located in the Town of Queen Creek, you are only about a 10 minute drive away from all the entertainment, dining, and shopping the QC community has to offer! Not to mention, MSF is also just a short drive to the nearby San Tan Mountain Regional Park, which contains more than 10,000 acres of natural resources and trails for you and your family to go explore! If you have any questions at all about the location of your property or a property you’re looking at, please feel free to call! We’d love to help!


We are full-time, experienced Realtors working in Queen Creek and the surrounding areas.  With decades of East Valley real estate experience under our belts,  we are here to answer any questions you may have.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to April Anderson at 480.272.1977.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon!

April Anderson

United Brokers Group
21321 E Ocotillo Rd F113
Queen Creek, AZ 85142