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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