Internet is typically satellite (not highspeed like Cox.net) Private fire service which a subscription is paid separate (Rural Metro) Private trash (neighbors all have different companies and trash is out all the time) No bulk trash No recycling Roads are not maintained When you call 911 you speak to county as opposed to city
Maricopa County Islands
Answering your questions about Maricopa County Islands
Less Government intervention You get to choose your own services Easier to get permits (sometimes)
In real estate there is no good or bad. It depends on what you want. Some people like less government intervention and involvement of a county island. Others want city services as opposed to county services.
Maricopa County is a huge county. Many cities have bought land from the county as they grew and some areas didn’t make sense to purchase at the time. Many of these were horse friendly neighborhoods. The city bought the land around these creating a Maricopa County Island.
The keeping of horses is allowed on lots that are at least one acre in size. Up to three horses are allowed on one acre; an additional horse is permitted for each 3,000 square feet of lot area above one acre.