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Peoria, AZ

Peoria, AZ

Peoria, AZ

Thinking about moving to Peoria, Arizona?

Peoria, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix, appears in Money magazine's 2008 list of “Top 100 Places to Live.” It is among the ten most populous cities of Arizona, with a population numbering more than 150,000. Well known as a home to Major League Baseball spring training, the Greenway Sports Complex served as a minor-league training facility for the Milwaukee Brewers. It is presently utilized by the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners. Highway 60 serves as a direct link to the heart of Phoenix, about 25 minutes away.

Bonuses to Moving to Peoria, Arizona

Shopping: In Peoria, you can find many major home improvement and department stores like Lowes, Target, Walmart and Kohl's. Additionally, there is the mall experience at Arrowhead Towne Center Regional Mall. Or you can support the dozens local businesses. At any rate, you'll enjoy a retail sales tax lower than most of the surrounding area.

Out and About: There is a lot to do for recreation in Peoria. Go to the Peoria Sports Complex to catch spring training baseball or any number of community events. Catch a play or a musical at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. Head over to Lake Pleasant for camping, boating, skiing or fishing. Spend a day at one of over a dozen golf courses in the area.

Transportation: If you drive, you'll appreciate the easily navegable gridlike street systems in Peoria and the area. The city lies near Phoenix Wickenburg Highway and the Agua Fria Freeway for quick transit in and around the Phoenix metroplex. Peoria is served by the Valley Metro, with buses equipped with bicycle racks. A mere 30 minutes away is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Climate: Moving to Peoria, Arizona, means enjoying mild winters and a warm summer. The sun shines a lot year round, so be sure to pack your sunglasses during your move.

Education: Besides numerous elementary and middle schools, there are four high schools within the city limits. Peoria also benefits from several publicly funded charter schools. If you are moving to Peoria with children, rest assured they will get a great education!

Helpful Links if You Are Moving to Peoria, Arizona

City Website
Visitor Information
Chamber of Commerce
Parks and Recreation
Public School District

The service center for Peoria, AZ is located in Phoenix, AZ.

Information about Peoria, AZ

Est. Population: 154065
County: Maricopa
Latitude: 33.5833
Longitude: -112.2333
Zip Codes: 85345