Most of the neighborhoods in the San Tan Valley are well-planned developments with very modern homes and amenities. Just a few of them by name are San Tan Heights, Skyline Ranch, Pecan Creek South, Copper Basin and Ironwood Crossing. The communities place a high value on safety, health, and education: the local school district's average class size is 22 students, with a high school graduation rate of 91 percent. Over 20 percent of the adult population has earned a Bachelor's degree or higher. The area ranks fourth in Arizona on's health ratings scale, and there are several hospitals and health care centers within 50 miles. Healthcare is also one of the major sources of employment in the county.

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San Tan Valley, Arizona, is an unincorporated commuter town with a population of around 81,000 located just 50 miles southeast of Phoenix in Pinal County. San Tan Valley is comprised of the northern area of the county, which is made up of both mountain areas and low desert valleys. The San Tan Valley itself is just east of the San Tan Mountains. Homes in the area range from age-restricted communities to large single-family homes and even golf course communities.

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