About NW Phoenix and Surprise

A funny thing happened on the way to the 21st Century, NW Phoenix and by that I mean Surprise, Peoria, Glendale, Wittman and Wickenburg begin to grow at nothing less than incredible rate of growth. I have a good friend of mine who likes to tell me when he bought a RV lot in 1989 to stay during the winter at Happy Trails RV resort in Surprise, it was surrounded by nothing but a dirt road and orchards. Now, there is a new city center for Surprise over 80 neighborhoods and just a couple of miles from new shopping malls, science research facilities and even a proposed new hospital. There's more than 30 golf courses within just 30 minutes of the new city center. What a change!

But thats not all, Surprise is moving north towards Wittman and further along the way Hwy 60 corridor to Wickenburg. The new 303 Hwy opens up I10 to I17 bringing great access to and from Surprise. An amazing amount of growth is planned including residential communities, new retail centers, parks, just about everything you would expect of a city that has grown to be over 120,000 population in just a few years.

Surprise is growing to be more than just a roadside community on the way to Phoenix. It is committed to local job creation and a self sustaining city. Thats why I love my job as a consultant to home owners, home buyers, business owners, and investors. Now with Surprise becoming more than a bedroom center, commercial real estate has become a big part and I have been able to help out those who are looking for commercial condos, warehouses, and retail centers. It is what is needed to help bring Surprise to a new level of growth and prosperity. Let me know what you think of Surprise and if you need help in real estate, just drop me an email. I would be glad to help in anyway I can.

Community Information

Surprise is more vibrant than ever!  There is always something exciting to do or see.  Whether it is taking in a show, enjoying an outdoor festival, attending a community class, or simply hanging out and enjoying Surprise’s unique culture. It is the people that make Surprise special.  This is a place to work, live and call home. Take a look at this information video  (select the "A history in progress" tab) made by the city of Surprise about the history and growth of Surprise. If you are thinking about making Surprise your home, watching this will open your eyes to what a great place this is to live.  

Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood

1. Make a list of all of the amenities that are close by in the neighborhood you are considering as your new residence.  Keep in mind what distances and routes to each of these places are acceptable and what are not.

2. Determine what the best features of the neighborhoods are.  This is especially helpful if you are deciding between a few different neighborhoods.

Are there parks nearby?
Is it scenic and visually appealing?
Are there quiet areas, streets, culs de sac?
Are the people friendly in the neighborhood?
Is the neighborhood clean?  Yards, streets, parks?
Are there nice trees and foliage?
Do the lots have large or small yards?
Are there walkways and are they easily accessible?
Is it a safe neighborhood?
What are the market values of the homes in the area?
Are there many houses for sale?
How long ago was the community developed?
What is the average age of the people in the area?
Are there families with small children in the area?
What is the proximity to schools?
Are there community events or organizations?

3. Walk around in the neighborhood.  The best way to determine the cleanliness and friendliness of the neighborhood is to walk around in it and meet its residents.