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Surprise Arizona

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Surprise ArizonaSurprise Arizona is located about 30 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix. Park land, a regional lake and open Sonoran Desert create a pleasant place to live.

Flora Statler established the City of Surprise in 1938. She is credited with the name “Surprise”, since she frequently said “ I would be surprised if the town ever amounted to much”.

Surprise Arizona were founded on agriculture and was incorporated in 1960.

Thanks to the vision of Del Webb, from that point forward, Surprise Arizona began to grow in the 1990’s. The first Del Webb adult community of Sun City was about 5 miles from Surprise.

Sun City Grand was started in Surprise in the 1990’s. Sun City Grand has been a major contributor to the population growth of Surprise Arizona.

Numerous other home builders have established communities in Surprise Arizona. Building moderate priced homes for retirees from across the United States. Moderate prices and relative low property taxes have made Surprise Arizona among the top areas for retirement.

The estimated 2022 population of Surprise Arizona is over 148,000.

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A publication by the National Association of Realtors on best places to live for baby boomers in the United States has Arizona with 2 spots. Tucson and Phoenix. To almost no ones surprise, two key factors in selecting the best places to live where a lower cost of living and sunnier weather.

For those considering Surprise Arizona for a future place to retire, you may also want to put Tucson AZ and the Northwest Tucson communities on your list of places to explore.

Surprise Arizona is about 2 hours from Tucson AZ on the I 10 Freeway.

The communities of north of Tucson include Oro Valley, Dove Mountain and Marana are all a bit farther – MAP

About Tucson Arizona

Tucson sits in a Sonoran Desert valley that is surrounded by 5 mountain ranges. Interestingly, the trip from the 2,389-foot valley floor to the 9,157-foot Mt. Lemmon peak traverses seven of the earth’s nine life zones. To put that in perspective, that is the same as driving from Mexico to Canada.

Tucson is surrounded by the Sonoran Desert. In addition to the Coronado National Forest, Catalina State Park, Ironwood Forest National Monument, and Saguaro National Park are nearby.

The City of Tucson is home for the University of Arizona. Go Wildcats!! That means there is an endless list of things to do and activities available. The Tucson area has rich cultural heritage and an abundance of Tucson attractions. Museums, galleries, shops, and live performances are available the year around.

To give you a flavor of the many things Tucson AZ has to offer, here is our top 10 list.

About Oro Valley AZ

Oro Valley Arizona presently encompasses approximately 34 square miles. Oro Valley provides a great public parks system, notable outdoor amenities and retailing venues. The Oro Valley Hospital on Tangerine Rd services the residents of Oro Valley, SaddleBrooke and Northwest Tucson AZ

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To the north of Tucson is the Town Oro Valley AZ. Just north of Oro Valley, near the intersection of Hwy 79 and Oracle Road, are two Robson Resort Communities.

SaddleBrooke to the south and SaddleBrooke Ranch. These are two very popular active adult communities just north of Tucson AZ. There are other adult communities in Oro Valley AZ that provide the opportunity to meet new friends and pursue personal interests in an active retirement.

Just west of Oro Valley is the Master Planned Community of Dove Mountain where Del Webb is creating a new adult community. The pristine desert land surrounds this new community and brings a unmatched setting to an active adult lifestyle.

Oro Valley is served by the Amphitheater School District. It is is one of the statistically highest performing public school systems in Arizona.

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If you are considering a winter retreat or future place to retire in Surprise Arizona, then also take a look at homes Northwest of Tucson AZ. Oro Valley, Dove Mountain and Marana all have active adult communities and lot of things to do.

Give us a call, we can help you find that perfect place in the Northwest Tucson area.

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