Peoria is the ninth largest city within Arizona in terms of population, sits within 142 square miles, and incorporated in 1954. Peoria is notable for its many mountains and hills in the northern portion of the city. There are several different larger single-family neighborhoods within Peoria including Arrowhead Lakes, Treasure Canyon, Ventana Lakes, Westbrook Village, and Roundtree Ranch.
Arrowhead Ranch is one of the largest subdivisions in Peoria, and features several smaller communities such as The Vistas at Arrowhead Ranch, Estates at Arrowhead, Arrowhead Manor Estates, Arrowhead Lakes, Arrowhead Estates, Hamilton Arrowhead Ranch & Arrowhead Valley. Peoria is also home to Cibola Vista, a community of semi-custom homes constructed by US Home and Lennar, all of which are situated on half acre size lots. Cibola Vista residents enjoy views of both Westwing and Sunrise Mountains. Melton Ranch, a gated subdivision in Peoria, offers custom luxury homes on lots averaging 35,000 square feet in size, with equally beautiful mountain views.
Condominium complexes within Peoria include Peoria Estates Condominiums, Townsend Square, Westbrook Village, Olive Square, Greenway Palms and Castle Rock.
Things To Do: Outdoor activities in Peoria include the Peoria Regional Preserve, and several mountains including Sunrise Mountain, West Wing Mountain, East Wing Mountain, Calderwood Butte, Cholla Mountain, White Peak, Hieroglyphic Mountains, and Twin Buttes. There are also dozens of community and neighborhood parks within Peoria. Two of the most popular parks are Rio Vista and Pioneer Community Park. Golf courses within Peoria include the Arrowhead Country Club, Blackstone Country Club, Sun City Country Club, Palmbrook Country Club, and the Willow Creek Golf Course among others.
Entertainment options in and around Peoria include the Peoria Sports Complex (spring training home to the San Diego Padres and the Seattle Mariners), Wet n Wild Water Park, Fort Adobe Paintball, Jumpstreet and SkyZone. The major shopping areas in Peoria include the Arrowhead Town Centre. There are dozens of smaller shopping centers throughout this area of Phoenix.
Schools: The Peoria Unified School District provides most of the elementary and secondary education for Peoria residents.