Welcome to Peoria

Paradise found — Unprecedented beauty featuring new urban development that families love

Except for Phoenix, Peoria is one of the largest suburban communities in Arizona. Two counties claim Peoria. The bulk of the city lies in Maricopa County, with a small northern portion resting in Yavapai County. The city experienced substantial growth after 1885 when the Arizona Canal was completed, and it became easier to acquire water in Peoria. These days, Peoria is a vibrant urban oasis with exciting amenities for residents and tourists of all ages.

Peoria has an expansive selection of homes that range from multiple-family dwellings to condos to single-family homes. The bulk of the homes are single-family properties with yards designed to look natural in the desert.

Peoria's population is a nice mixture of young families and senior citizens. Younger professionals enjoy living in Peoria, AZ, because the city has many amenities such as schools, parks, and outdoor activities that are perfect for children. The gorgeous year-round weather is hard to beat!

What to Love

  • Easy access to the Arizona Canal Trail
  • Outstanding weather year-round
  • Breathtaking natural beauty
  • Home to the renowned Peoria Sports Complex
  • Plentiful outdoor recreation opportunities
  • Great food and culture

Local Lifestyle

The main reason most people give when asked why they decided to settle in Peoria is the weather. There aren't many cloudy days, making the city a great choice for anyone who loves to be outside. The balmy weather is one of the reasons the bulk of activities that take place in Peoria happen outside.

Many residents who call Peoria home are interested in healthy living and living in a close-knit community. The result is that many neighbors get together to participate in a variety of activities that include hiking, exploring nearby geographical point-of-interest, and simply hanging out in the yard together. Community events take center stage in Peoria, a tight-knit area with exciting outdoor events and festivals year-round.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

There are numerous dining options in Peoria, and many, like Popo's Mexican Food, offer high-quality, authentic Mexican dishes. Firebirds Wood Fire Grill is a particularly popular choice and is often the place resident choose when they show visiting friends and relatives around the city.

Peoria has experienced a great deal of growth in recent decades. A substantial reason for that growth is the number of new and interesting retailers that chose to call the city home. The result of this retail growth is large and varied shopping options. One popular choice is Park West, a lovely shopping mall on West Northern Avenue. Peoria's Four Corners, at the intersection of Lake Pleasant Parkway and Happy Valley Road, is home to a wide selection of shops that attract many people to the city.

Peoria Eighty-Three, or P83, is a great choice for anyone looking for outstanding shopping and dining options. Located south of Bell Road on 83rd Avenue, it is considered the premier entertainment center in Peoria. In addition to multiple shopping and dining options, P83 is also home to many different events and festivals, as well as being where the Peoria Sports Complex is located.

Things to Do

There's always something to do in Peoria. The Arizona Broadway Theater isn't just a great place to catch a live show; it's also a popular local wedding venue.

The annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival takes place every November and has the distinction of being Arizona's largest wine-tasting event. In addition to appealing to wine lovers, the festival also attracts artists who love having the opportunity to show off their masterpieces.

The Blackstone Country Club not only provides its members with an excellent golf course but also hosts weddings, corporate events, fitness classes, and more.

Every spring, a buzz of excitement fills the air as Peoria residents and baseball fans anticipate the start of spring baseball training. This is when baseball teams, including the Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres, move into the Peoria Sports Complex and start to prep for the upcoming season.


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