Peoria Real Estate Information

Located on the northwestern fringe of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, Peoria is a quiet suburban bedroom community that is home to some of the wealthiest people in the region. Removed just a few miles from the I-17 north-south corridor, residents find that the drive into the Phoenix business district takes no more than half an hour most times during the day. Interestingly, Peoria lies in both Maricopa and Yavapai counties. With a growing population of about 150,000 residents, Peoria is currently the fourth largest city in Arizona based on land area and ninth largest based on population. In 2008, Money Magazine named Peoria as one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States.

Golf fanatics need not be worried! Peoria’s relatively affluent residents can choose from a variety of public and private courses, including Willowcreek Golf Course, Union Hills Country Club, Sun City Riverview Golf Course, Palmbrook Country Club, and Westbrook Village Golf Club. Shoppers need not fret, either. The North Valley Power Center, Arrowhead Crossing Shopping Center, and Arrowhead Towne Center are attractive options for running errands and shopping for new clothes, electronics, appliances, or simply grabbing a bite to eat.

The Peoria Sports Complex is at the center of the city’s vibrant athletic culture. The complex serves as the spring training home of both the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball. Other notable attractions include the Challenger Space Center of Arizona and the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. Together, these new facilities have helped Peoria become a world-class educational and cultural destination. The performing arts center welcomes a variety of artists throughout the year while the space center has a number of interesting exhibits that draw in both residents and visitors.

Although Peoria is primarily served by the Peoria Unified School District, some portions of northern Peoria are served by the Deer Valley School District. When all is said and done, the students of the city attend one of four high schools, namely Peoria High School, Centennial High School, Sunrise Mountain High School, and Liberty High School. The latter three were all built since 1990 and are a testament to the explosive growth Peoria has experienced in recent years.