Surprise was named by it’s founder, Flora Mae Statler, who said she “would be surprised if the town ever amounted to much.” She would be amazed today as the city now has a population of over 115,000 people! Located just 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix, the city of Surprise is a great place to call home!
Homes And Communities
Surprise has a small town feel and the neighborhoods are clean, inviting and full of activities and amenities. Here is a highlight of some of the communities in Surprise:
This community provides residents with beautiful homes, amenities and opportunities for recreation! The tree-lined streets and welcoming neighborhoods throughout Marley Park are what makes this development so inviting. There are two schools within the community, along with 18 parks including a play pool and splash pad to help you stay cool in the summer! Homes range from just over 1,300 sq ft to 4,000 sq ft and there is a variety of architecture and floor plans to to fit your needs.
A master planned community minutes from the 303 Highway connecting you to the rest of the Valley of the Sun! Several parks are dotted throughout the development, with features such as dog parks, picnic areas a splash pad and baseball diamonds! If you are a walker, cyclist or jogger, there are plenty of paths throughout the neighborhoods to pursue your passion!
Located close to the White Tank Mountains Regional Park, this vibrant and welcoming community has walking paths, basketball and volleyball courts and playgrounds. There are events throughout the year and the development featured a rec center, providing a place for you to gather with friends and family! There are over 2,600 single family homes and over 140 acres of open spaces and 4 miles of walking paths. A stunning place to call home!
Education choices for families is a major consideration for many families in Surprise and the surrounding areas have school choices that include public, charter and private schools.
To research your school options for Surprise click here: https://www.greatschools.org/arizona/surprise/schools/
Parks and Recreation
Surprise Aquatics Center – The aquatics center is a great place to cool off during the summer and enjoy some time with your family! With one flume slide and one tunnel slide along with a zero depth pool with play features, there is something for everyone!
Surprise Community Park – A popular park with a fishing pond, gazebos, playgrounds and basketball courts and walking paths! Children can feed the ducks and play on the playground. There are also baseball fields, tennis and volleyball courts. They also don’t forget about our furry friends and have a special dog park for them to have fun too!
- Surprise Stadium – Home to Spring Training for the Texas Ranger and Kansas City Royals, this stadium was rated by Best of Phoenix, to be the best place to watch a Spring Training game! Opened in 2002, and with 10,000 spectator capacity, the award-winning stadium also hosts events throughout the year including Fourth of July celebrations, movie nights and other events!