The town of Surprise was named such because the town’s founder, Flora Mae Statler, is quoted by her daughter as once saying she “would be surprised if the town ever amounted to much.” Well, Flora would certainly be surprised today to see what has become of the town that began with only a gas station and a few houses and was subdivided so as to build affordable houses for the agricultural workers.
A population boom hit in the 1990s and early 2000s, growing from about 10,000 to roughly 75,000 in 2004. Most of the town’s population is retirees, drawn by the age-restricted and resort-like communities. Many of the Surprise homes for sale are modestly priced and the city claims the lowest property taxes in the state, both of which are features that attract both home buyers and more than half of Arizona’s top 50 homebuilders.
As a prime retirement destination, recreation is a big focus in Surprise. The Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex houses one of the stops on the Champions Tour, and has seen tennis legends such as Jim Courier, Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, and Anna Kournikova, yet is also available for tennis players of all skill levels to enjoy, as well as offering lessons. The Texas Ranges and the Kansas City Royals call the Surprise Stadium home for their spring training games but it is also a gathering place for the community to enjoy fireworks on the Fourth of July, free family movie nights, and more.
The Surprise homes for sale boast some of the most beautiful architecture in the Phoenix metro area while still being very modestly priced. Where else can you find a gorgeous, two-story home with five bedrooms and 3 bathrooms for under $200,000 in a great neighborhood? The neighborhoods are stunning, the neighbors are friendly, the homes are beautiful, and everything you need is either right in town or a short drive away via the convenient proximity to the Valley’s freeways. So come experience the joy of luxury living without luxury costs. You’ll be Surprised!
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