Nestled between Sun City and Peoria is a small town, that borders Grand and Olive Avenues, and the Agua Fria River tributary. A former 1950's retirement community, the original town site was a cattle ranch owned by Frances Greer. Frances partnered with Ben Schliefer in 1954, and created the Youngtown Development Company. In the course of a year, 125 homes were created and an active retirement community was born. By 1960, the town boasted a lake, store, pharmacy, post office, and bank.
In 1998, the age restriction in Youngtown was lifted, and people of all ages started to move into its borders. Today, Youngtown still maintains some of its memories of yesteryear. The original houses of the first development are still present, as well as some of the original commerce structures of the former master plan. The former clubhouse houses the Council chambers for the town, and the town still has several organizations that are active parts of the community.
If you are interested in checking out Youngtown, there are several events that the town holds over the course of the year. One of its up and coming events is the Youngtown Recycled Art Show taking place in the council chambers on November 16, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., and November 17th, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.. As part of the national America Recycles Day celebration, the show will feature recycled art pieces created by individuals from the surrounding areas, free food while supplies last, music, and a recycled fashion show and decorating ideas from the Repeat Boutique, located in Youngtown on Wisconsin Avenue. The art show is part of a kick-off event of the Youngtown Art Commission, which was established this year as part of the process of bringing the arts to Youngtown. The show is still looking for artists. Awards will be given for various categories. For more information email: email@example.com. The Youngtown, Arizona website is listed at Uniquely Youngtown.