Surprise is suburb in the northwest valley of the Phoenix metro area with a population of just over 100,000 people. With the arrival of the Loop 101, Surprise became instantly more accessible and its population exploded. The city of Surprise guiding principles offer these guidelines to city employees: be perceptive, be proactive, be... Show all »
Surprise is suburb in the northwest valley of the Phoenix metro area with a population of just over 100,000 people. With the arrival of the Loop 101, Surprise became instantly more accessible and its population exploded. The city of Surprise guiding principles offer these guidelines to city employees: be perceptive, be proactive, be positive, be plain, be prompt, and be professional. Adherence to these guidelines earned Surprise the recognition of one of the "Best Small Cities to Live in" by Money Magazine in 2008.
Surprise was founded in 1938 by Homer C. Ludden. Ludden was a state legislator from Nebraska and a real estate developer. He built low cost homes for agricultural workers of the nearby farms and orchards. The new town has 44 original residents and a single gas station. It grew little over the next few years, In World War II, Luke Air Force Base used Surprise as an Auxiliary Training Area for Pilots because of its low population level. Ludden would have been proud to see his little town today. Today, his dream of affordable housing for locals is still alive and well. Thirty-five of the valley's favorite home builders have developed affordable master planned communities.
Surprise is a friendly community with plenty to do. The White Tank Regional Park is a favorite with hikers and mountain bikers. Waterfall Trail will lead you to a rare desert waterfall. Speaking of water, cooling off in the summer is as easy as a trip the Aquatics Center, which is a whopping 10,562 square feet. It includes a 4,700-square foot water play area with zero depth entry, eight-lane competitive pool, diving well with two one-meter boards, two slides, vortex whirlpool, classroom, and concessions. It is literally an oasis in this desert community.
If you have a need for speed, check out the Speedworld Dragstrip, where you can race or if you prefer can sit in the stands and watch a race. If you prefer more strenuous activity you can play tennis at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex or you can hit the greens and play 18 holes at one of Surprise's eight championship courses. Looking for something more refined then you can peruse the exhibits at the West Valley Art Museum.
Of course choosing when a community, one should consider employment opportunities, schools and shopping. Surprise schools are part of the Dysart School District, which are rated an average of 7 by Great Schools. Over the years, Surprise worked hard to attract and retain great employers such as manufacturers, pharmaceutical, biotech, computing, and information technologies companies.
Shopping in Surprise for essential items such as groceries, home goods, home improvement products, clothing, automobiles, and gasoline is as easy and convenient as one would expect from a city of its size. Because the majority of the stores arrived as the population exploded they are new stores in nice shopping centers. Dining out in Surprise also provides a multitude of local choices from quaint independently owned restaurants to large chain favorites like Applebees, Chilis, and Black Angus to name a few.
The average sales price for a single family home or condo in February 2010 was $158,676. This information is gleaned from MLS data, and while deemed reliable, is not guaranteed. « Show less
This 4 bedroom split floor plan home has been upgraded with tile, custom painting and is move in ready. Next to walking park and side trails. Elementary school within walking...
This 4 bedroom split floor plan home has been upgraded with tile, custom painting and is move in ready. Next to walking park and side trails. Elementary school within walking distance. New A/C pump and retainer wall put in to protect the a/c The back yard has separate fencing with grass and flowers to sit and enjoy your yard and the other half ready to put your pool in or build your outdoor kitchen. 3 bedrooms are in the east side of the house with a large master on the other side. Guest bath sink is plumed for double sink if you want to change it. The utility room has plumbing for a sink but has never been used. This home is set up for surround sound but not finished, and never used. Buyer to verify what needs to be done to complete setup. Owner/agent. Call for your private showing
Charming Verde home in prestigious Sun City Grand golfing community. Beautiful quality built home with so much to offer. Open the French doors onto a lovely walled back extended...
Charming Verde home in prestigious Sun City Grand golfing community. Beautiful quality built home with so much to offer. Open the French doors onto a lovely walled back extended and covered patio with 18'' tile flooring...peaceful place to relax with your morning coffee or evening glass of wine. Interior features 18'' diagonal tile in kitchen and bathrooms and beautiful hardwood that extends throughout the rest of the home with ceiling fans throughout. Spacious kitchen & breakfast nook with center island featuring granite counter tops and matching back-splash, updated maple cabinets, tube skylight and custom door to pantry. Open Great Room with Den/Office, formal dining room and French doors to patio make this a room to enjoy. Master suite has a bay window with on-suite featuring large
Mission Floor Plan on short quiet street centrally located in Sun City Grand. Home has 18 inch tile in all rooms except bedrooms and den. Nice open kitchen has a large island...
Mission Floor Plan on short quiet street centrally located in Sun City Grand. Home has 18 inch tile in all rooms except bedrooms and den. Nice open kitchen has a large island with upgraded cabinetry. Master bath has upgraded counters and two sinks. Master closet has California style closet system. Inside laundry with laundry center cabinetry. Home has a walled backyard for extreme privacy.
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Long Realty West Valley
Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in the beautiful Rancho Gabriela subdivision. The kitchen is open to the family room with upgraded Hickory cabinets and Corian countertops....
Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in the beautiful Rancho Gabriela subdivision. The kitchen is open to the family room with upgraded Hickory cabinets and Corian countertops. No neighbors behind you for a private backyard setting. Come see this great home today! Listing agent is related to seller.
Completely remodeled popular Azalea model featuring today's contemporary finishes. This beautiful home includes wood look tile throughout with tall baseboard molding, raised...
Completely remodeled popular Azalea model featuring today's contemporary finishes. This beautiful home includes wood look tile throughout with tall baseboard molding, raised height cabinets in both baths, white Shaker style cabinets, Quartz countertops throughout, brand new Stainless appliances, brushed nickel faucets, stainless tile backsplash in kitchen, framed mirrors in both baths, subway tile in Master Bath shower & guest bath/shower surround, new ceiling fans, large master closet, screened in patio, new front door with leaded glass insert, extended garage, new 2" blinds, bay windows in both bedrooms, vacation mailbox, N/S orientation, extended patio, no neighbors behind, and more. Must see! Please note: Master Bath shower door had not been installed yet when pics were taken
This is 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with lots of space and tons of upgrades, has landscape featuring Malibu lighting, low maintenance plants, automatic drip system, sun screens and a...
This is 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with lots of space and tons of upgrades, has landscape featuring Malibu lighting, low maintenance plants, automatic drip system, sun screens and a patio overlooking the cul-de sac! Once through the custom security front door, you'll find a spacious Bonus Room that flows nicely to the office! The upgraded kitchen with beautiful, dark granite and 42 inch custom stained cabinets open up perfectly to the eat-in kitchen and family room! In each room, you'll find 2 inch blinds, custom paint and recently installed Wood-Plank Tile! The large master bedroom and en suite boasts a spacious walk-in closet, separate tub and shower along with granite counter tops and toilet closet. Garage Cabinets are the icing on this home! Plus a one year home warranty at closing!
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Re/max Renaissance Realty
The moment you step inside you will feel like you are home. Grand entry area is just the beginning! Main level features are the formal living room with paramount fireplace which...
The moment you step inside you will feel like you are home. Grand entry area is just the beginning! Main level features are the formal living room with paramount fireplace which opens to the formal dining room. Master bedroom suite with staircase to private library/sitting area. Kitchen with stainless appliances and abundance of cabinetry and counter top space. Eating area included in island plus a cozy spot for daily meals. Off the kitchen is a great gathering place spacious family room. Powder room and butler pantry too! Second level features 2 guest rooms with Jack and Jill bath. Prestigious laundry room. Loft with walkout to balcony. Spectacular mountain view coupled with romantic sunsets. Additional bedrooms and bath. Resort style backyard. Pebble Tec pool with
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Century 21 Arizona Foothills
This beautiful new home will have everything your are looking for. Granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances, staggered kitchen cabinets, upgraded flooring, garage door...
This beautiful new home will have everything your are looking for. Granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances, staggered kitchen cabinets, upgraded flooring, garage door opener and more. This home has a stunning kitchen with island which is right off the great room, perfect for entertaining.
What an amazing find in Surprise! Enjoy the serenity of wide open green belts, parks, and mountain views while you relax pool side. This spacious 5 bed, 3 full bath home sits on...
What an amazing find in Surprise! Enjoy the serenity of wide open green belts, parks, and mountain views while you relax pool side. This spacious 5 bed, 3 full bath home sits on over-sized N/S lot corner lot with private south back yard and backs to GREEN BELT. Drive up to a 3 car tandem garage and mature landscaping. Backyard has grass area, WORKSHOP, 12' RV gate, extended patio, AND oversized heated POOL/SPA . The open kitchen has huge island with breakfast bar, under and over cabinet lighting, knobs, handles, and big pantry. Interior boasts two-tone paint, niches, pot shelves, bonus room off FR, loft, VAULTS , tile in all common areas, and NEW hardwood stairs. Open and bright. Meticulous detail .... This has it ALL!
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My Home Group Real Estate
This open floor plan Kiva model home offers a bright kitchen with all appliances, porcelain sink, reverse osmosis, and a generous size pantry. The office includes built-in...
This open floor plan Kiva model home offers a bright kitchen with all appliances, porcelain sink, reverse osmosis, and a generous size pantry. The office includes built-in cabinets with drawers. There are plantation shutters on the bay window in the master bedroom. The master walk-in closet is conveniently close to the master bath. The guest bedroom offers a walk-in closet and is also situated conveniently close to the guest bath. Lots of tile flooring in the home with carpeted bedrooms and living room areas. Extras include; 6 panel interior doors, security door, decorator colors, extended back patio w/knee wall, sidewalk from front to back, generous gated courtyard, and an extended garage with built-in cabinets and workbench. Newer AC. Original owner. Furniture avail outside of escrow.
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