Peoria, which sits just Northeast of Phoenix, is a popular draw and has experienced steady growth. And it’s not hard to see why! It’s been listed as one of the top 20 places for young professionals, one of the top 20 Arizona communities for education, and Money Magazine once named it THE best place to live in the U.S.! The reasons are endless. 

This is a community where incomes are higher than average, but not so large that it feels out-of-reach for the average family, where over 70% of residents own their home, and the average commute is under 30 minutes. It’s not too big, but not too small, and residents routinely rave that it has a small-town feel, but with all the amenities and fun of a major city. 

A major draw for the young professional crowd is the ability to bike to work. Peoria boasts dozens of bike paths and bike-friendly roadways, and more are constantly being designed and developed. As a community that prides itself on making neighborhoods a priority, the city has responded positively to the demand for more bike paths and walkways. Many residents bike to work, especially in mild falls, winters, and springs. 

The retired crowd loves it here, too! Two of Peoria’s major neighborhoods are thriving retirement communities. Trilogy at Vistancia and Westbrook Village are both upscale neighborhoods offering an active lifestyle for those looking to enjoy their golden years in style and comfort! They’re both designed around beautiful golf courses with rolling hills and feature amenities like pools, spas, sports clubs, and more. 

The Town Center neighborhood is a family favorite. These affordable, ranch-style homes were built in the 1970s and have been expertly maintained or skillfully updated over the years. Because it’s a more established neighborhood, the yards are often the envy of the town, featuring mature palm trees and more grass than yards in the more newly constructed homes. 

Of course, if new is your thing, Peoria has that too. The Centennial subdivision has a more modern feel and includes several small office parks throughout. Most of the homes are stucco and blend in beautifully with the surrounding mountains and deserts. 

Because of the city council’s commitment to community, Peoria is dotted with several well-maintained parks and playgrounds, three public pools, a community center, a large library system, and an active recreation center. 

One of the local’s favorite spots is Lake Pleasant Regional Park. This popular watering hole has hiking, biking, swimming, boating, fishing, geocaching, paddle-boating, nature watching, and more. The best part is, it’s just up the road!

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