Maricopa: A City Coming into Focus

by the Economic and Community Development Department, City of Maricopa

Maricopa is quickly becoming one of the most attractive spots for families and businesses in Arizona. The National Council for Home Safety and Security just ranked Maricopa the fourth safest city in the state, and people around the country are taking notice.

Twenty years ago, Maricopa’s population hovered just above 1,000 people. Today, nearly 70,000 people call Maricopa home. More than 3,200 new housing permits were issued since 2020, and dozens of new businesses have opened their doors.


“The city is also growing at a fast rate, which in return calls for more businesses to come to Maricopa. I feel like we brought something new to the city at just the right time. We can’t wait to see the growth of Maricopa and look forward to continuing to serve our community.” — Karla Wear, Owner of Sweet Cravings

The City is making new investments to keep the momentum going. Maricopa’s beautification project along John Wayne Parkway is a prime example. Once completed, residents and visitors will be greeted by a series of themed upgrades that include metal sculptures, boulders, trees and shrubs, and a crowning centerpiece monument at the city limit entry point.

This month, Exceptional Healthcare will become Maricopa’s first high-capability hospital. To meet the needs of the community, plans are already in the works for more hospitals.

Commercial and retail businesses along JWP are falling into place. Mod Pizza and Discount Tires are the latest to join Sprouts in filling out the Sonoran Creek Marketplace. The City is excited to welcome Jimmy John’s, Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers, and Marshalls in the coming year.

Maricopa also has caught the eye of a critically acclaimed restaurant. Included in its many accolades, Phoenix-based Cocina Madrigal ranks among the top 10% of restaurants in the world. Now its owner, Chef Leo Madrigal, has his sights set on Maricopa!

“The Cocina Madrigal family and I are excited to join this wonderful community, and we look forward to doing our part in helping it continue to grow and prosper. We greatly appreciate everyone’s support in making this possible.” — Leo Madrigal, Chef/Owner of Cocina Madrigal

Maricopa is just scratching the surface of a bright future, and you’re invited to come build a city with us!

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