Surprise, AZ

Surprise, AZ

Poised on the northwestern edge of the thriving Valley of the Sun, Surprise is one of Arizona’s fastest growing cities, Surprise Arizona – and for good reason. Against the backdrop of pristine desert and stately Saguaros, Surprise is building a City beyond expectations – a well-rounded community where residents love to live, work and play.

Arts. The well-respected West Valley Art Museum delivers a wide variety of art to Surprise’s doorstep, while a satellite location of the world-renowned Heard Museum celebrates the culture of Arizona’s Native people.

Activities: From a par-three chip and putt to championship courses designed by golf legends, test your skills on one or all eight of Surprise’s public/private courses. Cool your heels in the Surprise Aquatic Center, tour Luke Air Force Base or head up the road to historic Wickenburg.

Baseball: Surprise’s award-winning stadium is the Spring Training home of the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers, and host to a charter Golden Baseball League team: the Surprise Fightin’ Falcons

Community: The Surprise Recreation Campus, home of big-league baseball, a dynamic recreation program and special events roster, is at the center of the activity.  Buoyed by a regional library, aquatic center, recreation center, community park featuring a five-acre fishing lake, giant playground and doggie park – and soon – a 25-court championship tennis complex with center court seating for 5,000.

City-sponsored events such as Surprise Party, Fourth of July, Movies in the Stadium, Performances in the Park foster fun and family, while clubs and churches provide a place to belong.

Renowned retirement communities and award-winning master-planned family neighborhoods are filled with parks, walking paths and plenty of front-porch attitudes. Commerce. New stores and restaurants are opening almost daily and more than a million-square-feet of retail and office space is master-planned. An upscale regional mall, auto mall and two power centers are scheduled to break ground in 2007.