Buckeye is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona state. It is the westernmost suburb in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Downtown Buckeye is located approximately 30 miles west of Phoenix. The population of the town as of Census 2010 was 50,876, registering an impressive 678% increase from the 2000 population of 6,537.
A popular recreation destination in Buckeye is the Buckeye Hills Recreation Area. It is located 7 miles south of downtown Buckeye on State Route 85. A 900-acre (3.6 km2) Buckeye Lake is also being planned.