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You will find information about the West Valley side of the Phoenix Metro area. "Snappy" will also feature attractions and places throughout Arizona.

Arizona is more than the Grand Canyon state, it is a place to embrace and call home. From our famous palm trees to our beautiful pine trees, Arizona's landscape is brimming with nature's grandeur and diversity. Our majestic mountains invite you to climb, our valleys coax you to explore and our plains whisper stories of civilizations past. Saddle up to history-rich towns, breathtaking views and world-class fashion and food.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The West Vally City of Surprise, Arizona

Located about 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix, Surprise is where you can connect all aspects of your life; family, work and recreation.

This charming community is surrounded by mountain park lands, a regional lake and pristine, open Sonoran desert. The neighborhoods are clean, distinctive and unique, no wonder why nine out of 10 residents surveyed recommend Surprise as a place to live and start a business!

The city of 115,000 people was just one square mile of farmland back in 1938 when Flora Mae Statler founded it. So why did she call the little community Surprise? According to Statler’s daughter Elizabeth Wusich Stoft, her mother once commented "she would be surprised if the town ever amounted to much."  With the community's success, she would indeed be surprised and proud! Suprise is currently Arizona’s 10th largest-city.

Surprise Stadium is the Spring Training home of the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals. It's also where the community comes together for free family movie night events, Fourth of July fireworks and much more!

In the fall the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex hosts a stop on the Champions Tour, attracting tennis legends John McEnroe, Andre Agassi and Jim Courier. This 25-court venue is also open for tennis players of all skill sets to enjoy or take lessons.

If you are looking for a home in this progressive city call Mary Parkin, Associate Broker, West USA Realty, at 602-882-8080 and Toll Free at 888-211-8803 or visit Mary's website http://maryparkin.com.

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