Ashton Ranch is a subdivision in Surprise, and is bounded by 150th Lane to the west, Greenway Road to the north, Bullard Avenue to the east and Waddell Road to the south. Ashton Ranch is a master-planned community that features 3 community pools and 3 spas, available only to the residents of Ashton Ranch. This family-friendly community also has several community parks and playgrounds, as well as 13 greenbelts with landscaping. Ashton Ranch features single-family homes ranging in size from 1,000 to 2,600 square feet. These homes were constructed between 1998 and 2004.
Things To Do: Surprise has a large Aquatics Center, a large community park, and is home to Maricopa County’s northwest regional library, which are popular amenities with the many families who live in Surprise. Other community parks include Asante, Dreamcatcher, Stonebrook and Veramonte, among others. The Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex features 25 tennis courts available for rent, including 17 which are outfitted with lights for nighttime play.
Golfing options within Surprise include the Granite Falls Golf Course, Coyote Lakes Golf Club, Desert Springs Golf Course and Arizona Traditions Golf Course. Surprise Stadium is the Spring Training home to Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals. Surprise Stadium also hosts movie nights for the families of Surprise as well as a festival and fireworks display on the Fourth of July.
Given its proximity to the original Sun City development, Surprise is also popular with retirees, who are drawn to the modestly-priced homes as well as the lower property taxes. Shopping centers include the Surprise Town Centre as well as many smaller shopping areas along Bell Road and Grand Avenue. Ashton Ranch Elementary is located within Ashton Ranch, and Dysart Unified School District provides the majority of the public elementary and secondary schooling options within Surprise.