Peoria, Arizona Real Estate & Homes for Sale
It's no coincidence that this Southwestern city bears the same name as a major Midwestern metropolis. Four families from Peoria, Illinois, were among the first to move to what is now Peoria, Arizona in the late 1800s. The town was first settled as a farming community and the warm climate and small-town atmosphere continue to attract residents and visitors alike. Real estate options in Peoria, Arizona consist of single-family detached homes, condominiums and townhouses as well as land and lots for custom building.
Peoria is home to approximately 123,000 residents. The city features a wonderful quality of life replete with affordable housing, outstanding schools and many cultural venues and recreational opportunities. Lake Pleasant Regional Park, a 23,662-acre park ideal for boating, camping, water skiing, sailing and fishing, is located within the city limits and has established the town as the "Gateway to Lake Pleasant." Peoria, AZ is served by the excellent Peoria Unified and Deer Valley school districts. Students in both districts consistently score above the national average on standardized tests and dropout rates are some of the lowest in Arizona. In addition, Peoria is minutes away from several well-respected institutions of higher learning, including the American Graduate School of International Management, Arizona State University West, Western International University, Ottowa University and several Maricopa Community College locations.
Also located in Peoria is Vistancia, a 7,100-acre master-planned community featuring a golf course, an age-restricted neighborhood called Trilogy at Vistancia, Vistancia Village, a family neighborhood and Blackstone, a private golf community featuring luxury homes and villas. From humble farming community to energetic desert oasis, Peoria continues to grow and change, offering residents a relaxed small-town lifestyle in a spectacular natural setting.
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