Surprise, Arizona 

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Best Places to Live in Surprise, Arizona

Regional center / Capital city - South-central Arizona in a low desert valley
-Pleasant winters
-Air service
-Intense summer heat
-Growth and sprawl
-Rapidly rising home prices

Local Listings in Surprise, AZ
15847 W Port Royal Ln # 10FA6M
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1897 SqFt
15847 W Port Royal Ln # 10FA6M
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1897 SqFt
11746 N 162nd Ln # O4UD2L
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 | 1958 SqFt
15847 W Port Royal Ln # 1OG8GU
Bed 3 | Bath 2.5 | 2291 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area

Originally a resort city, Phoenix has grown phenomenally in the past 40 years into a full-scale urban center- largely made possible by the advent of air-conditioning. The Phoenix metropolitan area covers over 1,000 square miles. Downtown, which is fairly modest for a city its size, features a few skyscrapers, the capitol, government offices, and a few quality museums. Surrounding downtown are several large and fairly distinct city-suburbs, mostly built on a sprawling grid, in some cases separated by low hills. These include the large middle-class suburbs of Peoria, Mesa, Chandler, and Glendale; upscale Scottsdale; and the college area of Tempe which serves as home to Arizona State University. All areas are modern and generally lacking in historic interest, but keep in mind that Phoenix only had 100,000 residents in 1950.


Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Arizona
County: Maricopa County
Metro Area: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
City: Surprise
Zip Codes: 85374 85379 85388 85387
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (no daylight savings time)
Elevation: 1107 ft above sea level


The unemployment rate in Surprise is 5.7% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Surprise jobs have increased by 3.17%. Learn More...

Compared to the rest of the country, Surprise's cost of living is 12.80% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Surprise's Cost of Living

Maricopa county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

Surprise's population is 128,422 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 1,703.17%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Surprise is $242,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.63%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Surprise

Surprise public schools spend $6,782 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.9 students per teacher in Surprise. Learn More...

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It's a good time to buy in Surprise. Home Appreciation is up 7.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Surprise Real Estate or Find top agents in Surprise

The median home price in Surprise is $242,400. Browse Homes in this Range.

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Reviews for Surprise   50 Reviews
Surprise Law Enforcement - 11/2/2014
The city of surprise is a beautiful place. It would not be a good place to live however. They have a young eager police force. You are taking a BIG risk driving... Read More

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Low Crime Rate, Newer modernized city - 10/24/2014
Although i absolutely despise the summers in Arizona, I live in a city with about 100,000 people. Everyone is friendly, the community's are safe, the schools are good... Read More

Imagine Rosefield Elementary - 8/28/2014
A wonderful school! Rosefield is a friendly, safe, and clean environment for children. They are dedicated to children, safety, academics, and character! All of my... Read More

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85374 85379 85388 85387

15847 W Port Royal Ln # 10FA6M
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

11746 N 162nd Ln # O4UD2L
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 |

15847 W Port Royal Ln # 1OG8GU
Bed 3 | Bath 2.5 |

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Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

14715 W Willow Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

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