Surprise, Arizona

Surprise AZ Real Estate, Surprise Area and Community Information



Located just west of Central Arizona and a short drive from Phoenix, you will find the city of Surprise. With a 281 percent growth rate within the last decade, Surprise has been named as the second fastest-growing municipality in Arizona. It is also here where major league baseball teams the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers carry out their spring training.

History of Surprise

The first land owner in the area that is known as Surprise today was a woman by the name of Flora Statler. Statler bought her property and settled in the area during the year 1938 shortly before she met her husband, Homer Ludden. She named her little town Surprise because she often said that she would be surprised if it ever became successful.

While Surprise remained a small town for many years and only contained a handful of small businesses and homes, it grew rapidly during the 1990s after the construction of Sun City Grand. Sun City Grand is a resort community that was developed by Del Webb for senior citizens. After Sun City Grand's construction, Surprise's population ballooned from slightly over 10,000 people in 80s to more than 100,000 by 2007.

Parks and Recreation

One of the benefits of becoming a Surprise home buyer is that you will have several scenic parks to visit within the city. A favorite park among people who live in Surprise homes is Asante Community Park located on West Vereda Solana Drive. Amenities of Asante Park include lighted ball fields, playground equipment, picnic tables, barbecue grills, basketball courts and walking paths.

Located on West Sweetwater Avenue, Marley Park is another popular park close to Surprise real estate. This park features a playground, splash pad, lighted softball fields, picnic tables and clean bathrooms. Other great parks in Surprise are Dreamcatcher Park, Gaines Park and Veramonte Park. For fun community activities, you will want to visit Surprise Recreation Campus or the Countryside Recreation Center.

Attractions and Activities

Finding something fun to do in Surprise will not be hard to do. There is a vast array of popular attractions near Surprise properties that cater to people of all ages. If you enjoy exploring nature, some attractions that may interest you include Waterfall Trail, Surprise Aquatic Center and North Mountain Park.

You will also find many family-friendly attractions near Surprise AZ homes including Castle n' Coasters, Katydid Insect Museum, Camelback Ranch and the Surprise Aquatic Center. The sports fans in your family will want to be sure and visit Surprise Stadium, Speedworld Raceway, Granite Falls Golf Course and the Surprise Tennis and Raquetball Complex.

Special Events in Surprise

Are you the type of person who loves the excitement of festivals and other special events? If so, you will be happy to know that Surprise hosts many fun events throughout the year. On the fourth of July, residents of real estate in Surprise enjoy celebrating at the Surprise Stadium where they can watch a rookie baseball game and a spectacular fireworks display.

One of the most popular events that takes place near Surprise homes for sale is the Arizona State Fair. The State Fair is held in Phoenix every October and features live concerts, a petting zoo, food vendors, carnival rides, games, Native American dancers and a rodeo. Other events that take place near Surprise include the Arizona Taco Festival, Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake and the Christmas Mariachi Festival.

Are you looking for a home in Arizona that will be close to several job opportunities and plenty of fun things to do? If you are, take a minute of your time and call Ron & Tina Waggoner. We can set up an appointment for you to see all of the available homes for sale in Surprise and locate one that suits your needs. Furthermore, if you have any questions pertaining to your purchasing options, Ron & Tina Waggoner can help. 
Ron and Tina Waggoner
Ron and Tina Waggoner
Sales Executive