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Founded in 1938 by Flora Mae Statler who said, "I would be surprised if the town ever amounted to much," Surprise has grown from a dusty parcel of land with a few houses and a gas station to one of the fastest growing cities in the Phoenix area. Today, its population is  well over 117,000 (2010 census) and has one of the largest concentrations of newer homes in the valley.

It's not Phoenix, so why live here?  We're offering 5 reasons to take a look at Surpise to see if it's a match for you.

#1 - The White Tank Mountains

Surprise is close to the White Tank Mountains, which in addition to being beautiful to look at, is also hiker's mecca, with over 30 miles of trails over rugged hills and canyons.  You'l find petroglyphs, picnic areas, stunning views of the valley, and wildlife - all within an easy drive from anywhere in Surprise.

#2 - A Big Commitment to City Parks

For such a small city, Surprise has plenty of parks and community facilities.  Arrange for your dog's playdate at the dog park, cool off in one of two aquatic centers with fun water slides and lap pools, or get out your racquet and enjoy the 25 tennis courts, 2 racquetball courts, 16 pickleball courts and a ping pong room. Grab the fishing rod and enjoy the large lake, surrounded by grass areas.

#3  - 55+ Communities

If you're an active adult, you'll be in good company in Surprise.  Sun City Grand and Sun Village are completely contained master planned developments, with condos and patio homes available so you don't have to worry about mowing a lawn or picking weeds.  Residents can choose from a huge assortment of activities, such as golf, pickleball, exercise classes and dozens of clubs. 

#4 - Spring Training!


Every spring, baseball fans converge to watch spring training games at Surprise Stadium, the spring training facility of the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers.  This intimate stadium gets everyone close to the action, and it's not hard to get to if you live anywhere in Surprise.

#5 - Affordable condos and townhomes

Be prepared to pay 30% less for a condo or townhome here than you would in central Phoenix.  Park Place is a popular choice because it has both townhomes and condos, along with greate community amenities like a club room with pool table and party space, bocce ball courts and a walking path.

If one of these 5 reasons piques your interest, take a look at some of the communities in Surprise below.



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With one and two bedroom units, the Village at Sun City Grand provides one of the few choices for adult condo living in Surprise. This three-story building is less than 20 years old, but many of the residences have already been remodeled with contemporary kitchens and bathrooms. The community features a pool, fitness facility, hair salon, media room, lending library and tennis courts.

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Last Updated: 2024-07-16 00:48:27