Peoria AZ Homes for Sale
LIVING IN PEORIA AZ
Peoria, Arizona covers an area of 179 square miles and is located in the Northwest desert metropolitan Area of Phoenix. Peoria has seen its share of amazing population growth since the 1970’s and is considered by Forbes Magazine to be one of the top ten cities to live in. With over 315 days of sunshine, countless parks, trails, lakes, entertainment centers and more, the beautiful city of Peoria AZ is the chosen home to over 171,000 residents. Peoria AZ clearly has something for everyone.
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What Makes Peoria AZ Livable
Aside from its rapidly expanding nature, Peoria is a family-friendly environment with a wonderful assortment of hiking trails, parks and entertainment venues. No need to worry about extreme weather such as tornados or hurricanes. With an average temperature of 105 degrees in the summer, it will take visitors and new residents time to adjust. Desert mountain views can be found within many of Peoria’s Northern neighborhoods such a Vistancia, Sonoran Mountain Ranch and Westwing Mountain. Compared to other large suburban areas, Peoria isn’t as congested at rush hour and has a very strong sense of community. The people I’ve encountered in Peoria are warm and friendly. The neighborhoods are safe with a great variety of things to do. From movies to restaurants, bars to ice skating, Peoria is never boring. Most 4-bedroom homes in Peoria AZ range from $250,000 to $400,000. As the city sprawls toward the North, homes are found to increase in value with new communities growing into the open desert. Older Peoria communities are located closer to the Phoenix and Glendale boundaries and were for the most part built in the 1970’s and 80’s. The Peoria nightlife is centered on the Peoria 83 Entertainment District. Here you’ll find the Arrowhead Mall surrounded by numerous bars, restaurants, hotels and office buildings.
Many neighborhoods in Peoria AZ have distinct identities that offer future home buyers a wide variety of choices. With a stable housing market, real estate values in Peoria have been increasing 3% to 7% each year for the last 7 years. Many of the newer homes are designed and built by a wide range of local and national builders such as Pulte Homes, Lennar Homes, Shea Homes, Richman American. Dozens of new developments are now springing up in North Peoria towards Lake Pleasant (one of Arizona’s most popular lakes). Schools in Peoria are ranked highest in the State for education, testing scores, and graduation rates. For the most part Peoria is a safe place to live, clean and consistently being updated and modernized. It’s a city that’s a great place to live for couples of all ages – especially those who wish to start a family. With the spectacular neighborhoods, great schools, abundance of activities for the young and old, it’s hard to imagine why you wouldn’t call Peoria a place to call home.