Surprise is known for being one of the friendliest communities.  A map of Surprise shows the 108 mi² city, 27 miles from Phoenix.  The city was founded in 1938, and incorporated in 1960.  Conveniently, the city is surrounded by a regional lake, Sonoran desert view, and scenic mountains for residents to enjoy during daily drives, walks, and activities. 

It's easy for everybody to enjoy the Arizona outdoors in Surprise.  For example, the White Tank Mountains a popular favorite, offers dozens of trails that range from wheel chair friendly to moderately difficult.  Additionally, bike friendly and running trails can be easily found.

Surprise Homes for Sale

Buying a home in Surprise comes with benefits.  Of course, pride of ownership is something every home owner enjoys.  But, living near shopping centers, grocery stores, attractions, restaurants for multiple diets, and of course entertainment.  Clean neighborhoods, great homes, and easy access to events, nature, and restaurants attract home buyers to Surprise. View our homes for sale in Surprise using the filter option for an easier search!

Things to do in Surprise

  • Wildlife World Zoo
  • White Tank Mountain Regional Park
  • Surprise Farms Community Park
  • Gateway Park
  • Asante Community Park
  • Suprise Community Park
  • Bi Centennial Park
  • Dreamcatcher Park
  • Veramonte Park

Suprise offers the largest tennis and racquet complex in the Southwest.  In addition, beautiful golf courses, lakes, and sporting events are regular entertainment options.  

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Schools in Surprise

Elementary schools in Surprise belong to the Dysart Unified School District.  Families choose the district that encompasses 140 miles because of the focus on education and skill building.  

  • Paradise Education Center
  • Surprise Elementary Schools
  • Ashton Ranch Elementary School
  • Canyon Ridge School
  • Countryside Elementary School
  • Cimarron Springs Elementary School
  • Kingswood Elementary School
  • Parkview Elementary School
  • Western Peaks Elementary School
  • West Point Elementary School
  • Sunset Hills Elementary School
  • Valley Vista High School
  • Willow Canyon High School
  • Arizona Charter Academy
  • Shadow Ridge High School
  • Sundown Mountain Alternative Education Program

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