Listed in Money Magazine’s “Top 100 Places to Live” in 2008, Peoria is the sixth largest city in Arizona by land area and ninth largest by population. Though it now has a population that has surpassed it’s namesake, the town was originally named after Peoria, Illinois.
Unlike it’s namesake, however, Peoria, AZ is the spring training home of the San Diego Padres and the Seattle Mariners, making it a great home for sports fans. Peoria is also home to the Challenger Space Center of Arizona, the only affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in the Phoenix area.
One of the greatest draws of Peoria, however, is the Lake Pleasant Regional Park. Known as the “jewel in the desert”, the Lake Pleasant Regional Park boasts two marinas, boat rentals, and over 10,000 acres of water. In addition to this oasis, the park offers gliding lessons at the Turf Soaring School, archeological sites, and extensive nature trails. If nature walks aren’t your thing, there’s still plenty to do in Peoria. From bowling alleys and movie theaters, to water parks for the family, skate parks for the kids, gun ranges, and more.
Considering all the fantastic amenities the city has to offer, Peoria real estate is equally as impressive. With gorgeous homes of all sizes and styles, from as affordable as $80,000 to as luxurious as $700,000, you’re certain to find the home that’s just right for you. If it’s luxury you seek, look at the Village of Vistancia, a private community in the northwest corner of Peoria renown for it’s upscale living. Westbrook Village is a more down-to-earth neighborhood with more affordable living in the Peoria real estate market but still boasts beautiful, single family homes.
One of the best aspects of living in Peoria is that it is so close to the major Phoenix metro area that it has access to all the amenities one could want from the city, while being remote enough to give you the peace and quiet you want from the country. So contact Cecelia and Camile and get your hands on a piece of Peoria real estate today and establish your home in this beautiful community.