Peoria Arizona, which covers 162 square miles, prides itself on its quality of life and much of that has to do with its numerous offerings for residents and visitors. Whether it’s sailing at Lake Pleasant Regional Park, reaching for the stars at the Challenger Space Center, enjoying the latest show at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts or attending events at the award-winning Peoria Sports Complex, Peoria residents consistently rank their community as second to none.
If your looking for a small town feel in the West Valley Peoria is it, with more than 150,000 residents, Peoria is Arizona’s ninth-largest city. But the West Valley community, known for its award-winning housing and top-notch schools, has retained its small-town feel.
When it comes to housing, Peoria has something for everyone, with homes ranging in price from about $200,000 to $1 million. The city is also noted for Vistancia, an award-winning, master-planned community featuring three distinct lifestyles: the family-friendly Vistancia Village, Trilogy at Vistancia (for those 55 and older), and the upscale Blackstone Country Club community. Still, more housing opportunities will abound because only one-third of the city’s general plan has been implemented.
If you have kids, Peoria boasts the third-largest public-school district in the state. With 38 schools serving more than 37,000 students, Peoria Unified offers wide-ranging career and technical-education options, including nursing, technology and drafting. Neighboring Glendale Community College, which has three campuses, is part of the largest community-college system in the country. It’s a popular choice for students looking to earn occupational certificates or associate’s degrees, and for those aiming to transfer to a four-year university.
If your into baseball, the Peoria Sports Complex is a baseball complex located in Peoria, Arizona, near Peoria’s main shopping district on Bell Road. It consists of the main baseball stadium and twelve practice fields. The San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners have their spring training there