Surprise is a great place to live, work, and play

 

Welcome to Surprise, Arizona - My hometown and a vibrant city nestled in the northwest valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area. With a fast-growing population and a thriving economy. Let's take a tour of Surprise, from A to Z.

 

Surprise Arizona a to z

 

A - Aquatics: Surprise is home to the Surprise Aquatic Center, a state-of-the-art water park with a diving pool, water slides, and more.

 

Surprise Arizona Aquatics

 

B - Baseball: Surprise is a popular spring training destination, hosting the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium.

 

Surprise Arizona Youth Baseball

 

C - Community: Surprise has a strong sense of community, with a wide range of events and activities that bring residents together.

 

D - Desert: With its stunning desert landscapes, Surprise is a great place to explore the great outdoors.

 

E - Education: Surprise is home to several highly-rated schools, including Valley Vista High School, which has been recognized for its academic excellence.

 

F - Food: Surprise has a diverse range of restaurants, from local favorites like Saigon Kitchen to popular Place to eat with the family Jim's Burgers

 

Surprise Arizona Jim's

 

G - Golf: Surprise is a golfer's paradise, with several world-class golf courses, including the beautiful Sun Village Golf Course.

 

H - Health: Surprise is home to several top-notch medical facilities, including Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center.

 

I - Innovation: Surprise is an innovation hub, with several high-tech companies and startups calling the city home.

 

J - Jobs: Surprise has a growing economy, with various job opportunities in industries like healthcare, education, and technology.

 

K - Kids: Surprise is a great place to raise a family, with a variety of kid-friendly activities and attractions, like the Uptown Alley bowling and entertainment center.

 

L - Libraries: Surprise has several excellent libraries, including the Northwest Regional Library, which offers a wide range of resources and programs.

 

M - Mountains: The White Tank Mountains offer stunning hiking and outdoor recreation opportunities just to the west of Surprise.

 

N - Nature: With its beautiful parks and natural landscapes, Surprise is a great place to enjoy nature and the great outdoors.

 

 

O - Old Town: Surprise's district is charmingly filled with historic buildings, boutique shops, and restaurants.

 

P - Parks: Surprise has over 25 parks, offering various recreational opportunities, from playgrounds and sports fields to walking trails and picnic areas.

 

Q - Quality of Life: With its beautiful weather, affordable housing, and high quality of life, Surprise is a great place to call home.

 

R - Recreation: Surprise offers a wide range of recreational activities, from sports and fitness programs to art and music classes.

 

S - The Grand: One of Surprise's premier retirement communities, Formally Sun City Grand, The Grand offers a variety of amenities and activities for active seniors.

 

The Grand Surprise Arizona

 

T - Tennis: Surprise is home to the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex, a world-class facility with 25 courts and various programs.

 

U - University: Surprise is home to Ottawa University Arizona, a growing university that offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs.

 

V - Veterans: Surprise has a strong veteran community, with several organizations and events supporting and honoring veterans.

 

W - Wildlife: Surprise's diverse array of natural habitats is home to various wildlife, from desert tortoises and coyotes to hawks and eagles. Not to mention the wildlife world zoo

 

 

X - Experience: Whether you're looking for a quiet retreat or an action-packed adventure, Surprise offers a unique and very memorable experience for visitors and residents alike.

 

Y - Youth: Surprise is committed to supporting its young people with various youth programs and initiatives that help kids grow and succeed.

 

Z - Zen: With its beautiful sunsets, quiet neighborhoods, and serene landscapes,

 

Photos by Scott Schulte

 

Surprise Arizona

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