Why Buy a Home in Peoria, Arizona?
Peoria is located northwest of Phoenix and occupies more than 175 miles of breathtaking Sonoran desert. The desert community is home to 150,000 residents and counting, making it one of the nation’s fastest growing cities. In 2008, Moneymagazine named it one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live.
The city is home to Arizona’s second largest lake—Lake Pleasant. The lake offers ample water recreation of all kinds for sports enthusiasts. Mountains and foothills in the northern part of the city offer further recreation for hikers and explorers. Popular peaks include the Twin Buttes, Sunrise Mountain, Calderwood Butte and the Hieroglyphic Mountains.
In town, a different kind of recreation center draws residents and out-of-towners alike. The Peoria Sports Complex is the spring training home of the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners—one of 10 Cactus League stadiums. The city also boasts award-winning facilities such as the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts and Rio Vista Community Park and Recreation Center.
Day in and day out, Peoria residents enjoy the newer and thoughtfully planned residential communities and highly regarded schools.
Top Peoria Attractions:
- Lake Pleasant
- Peoria Sports Complex (home of baseball’s San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners)
- Peoria Center for Performing Arts
- Rio Vista Community Park and Recreation Center
- Challenger Space Center
- West Valley Art Museum
- Arizona Broadway Theatre
Major Employers in the Phoenix Metro Area:
- US Airways Group
- Republic Services
- Apollo Group
- Insight Enterprises
- Pinnacle West Capital Corporation
- Amkor Technology
- Swift Transportation
- First Solar
- ON Semiconductor
If you want to learn more about Peoria, AZ homes for sale, please contact Peoria real estate expert Joan Kreutz.