Why you'd want to live in Surprise
Founded in 1929, Surprise has transformed itself from the sleepy little farming community in Maricopa County into a growing city that has drawn the notice of Money magazine. Recently, Surprise was at the top of its national job growth list. One reason for this growth is Sun City Grand, a Del Webb active adult community that has called for about 10,000 homes. A full slate of recreational facilities, including four golf courses, a fitness center, a day spa and the Rio Salado Community College Sun Cities Livelong Learning Center is also available to Sun City Grande residents. Surprise is also experiencing growth in the business, retail and service sectors, and has annexed land north of the White Tank Mountains to link with up the city of Buckeye. It is also located within Surprise. Future economic growth is expected with the development of the Surprise Medical Center, which will include a medical campus, emergency medical facilities and medical office buildings. Surprise Point is a 290-acre complex of restaurants, shops, industrial warehouses and office space that is currently under development that will bring an estimated 6,000 additional jobs to the area.