If you are looking for apartments in West Valley areas outside of downtown Phoenix, take a look at Buckeye. With a population of nearly 40,000 residents, this town is a city on the move. Rapid growth here has been reflected in careful planning, including the development of a 900-acre lake and the thoughtful inclusion of park land and open spaces as the town continues to grow. Getting to and from the city is made easy by the fact that it is intersected by five highways. The town is also located near larger cities, such as Goodyear and Surprise. A 35-mile drive from Phoenix, Buckeye is close enough for a commute into the downtown area, but far enough away to have a more relaxed atmosphere. The community has even dubbed itself, "Arizona’s biggest small town," to help describe the feel of the area. Several annual events are held in this city each year, including "Pioneer Days" in the spring and "Countryfest" in the fall. Those hoping to find a charming town near Phoenix will certainly enjoy Buckeye.