Peoria, Arizona

Peoria AZ Real Estate, Peoria Area and Community Information

Peoria is a rather large city that is located in Southwestern Arizona just minutes away from Phoenix. Currently, it is the sixth largest city in Arizona and it ranks ninth for population. Peoria is also where the Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres conduct their annual spring training.

History of Peoria

In about 1868, a group of pioneers under the direction of a man by the name of John Swilling settled in the area that is now known as Peoria. Since most of the area was desert land, they had to dig irrigation ditches in the Salt River Valley. As time went on, more people settled in the area and reaped the benefits of the irrigation system.

However, the settlement saw its most success when several settlers led by William Murphy came from Peoria, Illinois and began construction of a 41-mile canal. They named the area Peoria after their hometown, and they were successful in creating a thriving farming community that continues to grow today.

Parks and Recreation

As a Peoria home buyer, you will be able to enjoy easy access to dozens of immaculate parks within the city. A favorite park among residents of Peoria homes is Apache Park located on West John Cabot Road. This park features such terrific amenities as covered picnic shelters, barbecue grills, lighted basketball and tennis courts, a shaded playground, and walking trails.

Another popular park that is close to Peoria AZ homes is Parkridge Park, which you will find on West Beardsley Road. Features of this park include picnic shelters, barbecue grills, playground equipment, a dog park, volleyball courts and tennis courts. Other parks you may want to visit in Peoria are Braewood park, Osuna Park and Fletcher Heights Park.

Attractions and Activities

In addition to the many beautiful parks in the city, residents of Peoria real estate have access to a delightful variety of popular attractions as well. Peoria is home to a vast array of family-oriented attractions including the Challenger Space Center, Rollerplex Roller Skating Rink, Sky Zone Trampoline Park and Wet n' Wild of Phoenix.

If you enjoy the theater, you will love such attractions as Arizona Broadway Theater, Comerica Theater, Herberger Theater Center and the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. If you are a golf fan, there are several golf clubs near Peoria properties including Blackstone Country Club, Westbrook Village Golf Club and Peoria Pines Golf Club.

Special Events in Peoria

When you choose to purchase real estate in Peoria, you will be able to attend a variety of fun events that take place in the city during the year. One such event is Peoria's Annual Easter Egg Hunt, which is held in the Peoria Sports Complex. This event features an Easter egg hunt, carnival games, a petting zoo, inflatables and pony rides.

Residents of Peoria homes for sale also enjoy participating in Peoria's Annual All-American Festival, which takes place in early July. Highlights of the All-American Festival include a fireworks display, face painting, rock wall climbing and delicious food. Other events that take place annually in Peoria are the Halloween Monster Bash, the Oldtown Holiday Festival and the P83 Party.

If you are looking for a home in a great community that offers plenty of employment possibilities and fun things to do, make an appointment to speak with Ron & Tina Waggoner today! We can show you any available homes for sale in Peoria and help you with your buying options. Wait no more! Call our Peoria realtor now! 

Ron and Tina Waggoner
Ron and Tina Waggoner
16150 N. ARROWHEAD FOUNTAIN #100 Peoria AZ 85382