Serene Living in Surprise, Arizona  

By Toll Brothers 2 minute read

From desert sunsets to city landscapes, the warm weather of Arizona has been attracting home buyers for decades. The City of Surprise, located in beautiful Maricopa County, provides a lively arts and culture scene with year-round outdoor recreational activities and attractions. Discover the lifestyle offered by living in Surprise, Arizona and the many things to do and see in the beautiful Sonoran Desert area.

Natural Arizona landscape


Benefits of Living in Surprise, Arizona

Prime Location

Surprise is in the prime northwest Phoenix metropolitan area. Residents are 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix and the Sky Harbor International Airport, which provides proximity to scenic cities, including Sedona, Prescott, and Flagstaff in Arizona, the always-open city of Las Vegas, Nevada, and the beaches and metro areas of California.

city skyline in Arizona


Arts, Sports, and Culture

There is no shortage of activities when it comes to living in Surprise, Arizona. From the nature lover, the modern art buff, the golf enthusiast, and the fun-seeking family – there is something for everyone.  

Residents will enjoy professionally designed golf courses, urban fishing lakes, and access to one of southwest’s largest tennis and racquet clubs, Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex. Other attractions include the Surprise Aquatic Center, Surprise Farms Community Park, and the Wildlife World Zoo Aquarium and Safari Park in Litchfield Park. Visitors and residents can also experience the charming downtown area in the Heritage District or the beauty of The White Tank Mountain range or Lake Pleasant. For more details on activities and events in the area, visit Maricopa County’s regional park website.  

Premier golf course design at Sterling Grove in Surprise, Arizona
Sterling Grove by Toll Brothers in Surprise, AZ


Economic Benefits 

With its burgeoning arts and cultural scene and thriving economic hubs, Surprise offers more than gorgeous weather and brilliant natural landscapes. It also provides a reasonable cost of living, with income and property taxes lower than the national average.

Public picnic area



Families can explore public and private schools available in the Dysart Unified School District with the Ottawa University Arizona (OUAZ) 30 minutes from the city center.   

downtown skyline near Surprise, AZ


Toll Brothers Luxury Home Communities in Surprise, Arizona

In Arizona, your dream home is within reach. Natural beauty, gorgeous weather, and expansive home sites provide the perfect location. Whether you reside there year-round or just come to enjoy the mild winters, Toll Brothers communities in Arizona offer a wide range of home designs and onsite amenities to fit your lifestyle.   

Surprise, Arizona, is home to Toll Brothers’ signature master-planned community, Sterling Grove. Awarded Master Plan Community of the Year in 2023, Sterling Grove offers residents an unparalleled resort lifestyle with a 20,000-square-foot private clubhouse, spectacular amenities, a Nicklaus Design championship golf course, and various community events and activities.  

Sterling Grove has a home design for everyone from low-maintenance, lock-and-leave villas to grand estates. Modern floor plans, exciting interior options, and single-level living can all be found at Sterling Grove and other new home communities in Arizona by Toll Brothers.

Luxe backyard featuring patio and pool from Sterling Grove in Surprise, Arizona
Sterling Grove by Toll Brothers in Surprise, AZ


For more information on living in the serene setting of Surprise, Arizona, and Toll Brothers communities throughout the Phoenix Metro area, visit our website.

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