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The city of Surprise is a haven for retirees – the warm climate, gorgeous scenery, and range of amenities appeal to those who want to spend their golden years in a great environment. But it’s also an excellent choice for singles and growing families. It was named one of the nation’s safest cities its size in 2013. Education and healthcare are top-notch.

What started as a small patch of farmland is now the 10th largest city in Arizona. It has a population of 120,000 and counting. Founded in 1938, it is one of the fastest-growing cities in the Copper State, not just in terms of residents, but also of economic development.

Surprise is located in Maricopa County, just 45 minutes away from Downtown Phoenix. Its superb location brings you close to retail, dining, and entertainment options.

Real estate in Surprise

Surprise real estate has a lot of things going for it – there’s a variety of housing types, along with some of the lowest property taxes in Arizona. The market consists primarily of single-family homes and townhomes.

The homes here are high quality, having been crafted by some of the state’s best builders, namely Pulte Homes and Richmond American Homes. Most residences have 2 to 5 bedrooms.

Notable neighborhoods include:

  • Marley Park
  • Rancho Gabriela
  • Sierra Montana
  • Surprise Farms

Sun City Grand, an active adult community, is a top draw for retirees. Developed by the renowned Del Webb, the community boasts age-appropriate homes and at least four recreation centers.

Call us, White Tank Properties, at 623-606-9354 or send an email to info@whitetankproperties.com to explore your options.

Attractions and amenities in Surprise

  • Surprise Stadium
    Catch a baseball game in an intimate venue that allows you to interact with players. Parking is free and concessions serve snacks and beverages. It’s a family-oriented stadium, so bring kids or grandkids for a fun day out.
  • Surprise Aquatic Center
    Cool down from the heat in the swimming pool complex. Swim laps in the competition pool, or watch the kids play at the zero-depth wading pool. The center boasts water slides and a bunch of other fantastic features.
  • Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex
    Enjoy a friendly match of tennis at any of the outdoor courts. The complex is a popular venue for collegiate tournaments, so drop by and root for your favorite team.
  • Coyote Lakes Golf Club
    Located in a private subdivision, this golf course features hill fairways to give you a challenging but fulfilling game. The greens are in excellent shape year round, and friendly pro shop staff will be on hand to assist you. A beverage cart offers refreshments.
  • Granite Falls Golf Course
    Perfect your swing at this golf course, where the sight of wide fairways, elevated tee boxes, lakes, and waterfalls will blow you away. Have a great game and admire the scenery while you play.
  • Uptown Alley
    There’s something for everyone at Uptown Alley, a sprawling leisure and entertainment hub where you can go bowling, play laser tag, or play pool. Relax at the lounge or watch a football game at the Sports Theater.
  • Prasada
    There are plenty of shopping options in Surprise, but the mixed-use development of Prasada is poised to become the biggest regional mall in the state once completed. Walmart, Fry’s Marketplace, and a number of quick service restaurants are already open for business.

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