What’s it like to live-and-play in a city named Surprise? Well, pardon the cliché but it’s full of surprises!
Our sprawling suburban city is located in the northwest Phoenix Metropolitan area, just 45 minutes from Downtown Phoenix and the Sky Harbor International Airport.
Residents and visitors enjoy the small-town feel with big-city amenities that only Surprise can offer. From community celebrations, art galleries and cultural experiences, to regional festivals, our multigenerational city has something for everyone.
Surprise is home to the southwest’s largest tennis and racquet complex, professionally designed golf courses, an urban fishing lake and aquatic centers.
Each spring, our population explodes when we welcome the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers during the Cactus League Spring Training! Voted 2018’s Number 1 Spring Training Stadium in Arizona by USA Today*, Surprise Stadium offers the ultimate baseball fan experience complete with up-close and personal interactions with your favorite major leaguers!
The stadium hosts minor league teams, national high school and college baseball tournaments, USA Professional Baseball teams, events and more during the Major League Baseball regular season.
Surprise is bounded by the expansive White Tank Mountain range to the west and the beautiful Sonoran Desert and Lake Pleasant Regional Park to the north. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy that hiking, fishing and camping are within a 20-minute drive when living-in or visiting Surprise.
Our contiguity to the Phoenix Metropolitan area provides residents and visitors opportunities to experience all that a bustling metropolis has to offer including world-renowned shopping and dining, concert and sports venues, theatres, adventure excursions and more!
Plus, Surprise’s proximity to scenic cities like Sedona, Prescott and Flagstaff, the always-open city of Las Vegas, Nevada, and the beaches and mega-metropolises in California mean that day-trips and weekend getaways are a road trip reality!