Surprise is located about 20 miles Northwest of downtown Phoenix. Built with a small town feel, Surprise has custom communities that appeal to all price ranges. Residents gather together for annual events like the Surprise Party and Memorial Day Parade. It is home to the award-winning Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex with 25 tennis courts which hosts an annual professional tournament. Residents can also enjoy a recreation campus, teen recreation center and dog park for the furry members of the family. The aquatic center has a zero depth area with water play, two slides, vortex whirlpool, competition pool, and diving well with two 1-meter boards.
Dream Catcher Park is unique to the area, designed to provide athletes with special needs full access and a place to play baseball, soccer, and football. Surprise hosts two Cactus League Spring Training teams, the Texas Rangers, and Kansas City Royals. There are eight golf courses to choose from as well as Speedworld Raceway Park. The White Tank Regional Park is about 25 minutes away for camping, hiking, mountain biking and petroglyph viewing. If that wasn’t enough, there is a community park with a fishing lake, two volleyball courts, basketball courts and the Playground of Dreams. Two major solar equipment companies are headquartered in Surprise which has helped create new jobs for the area. The local school district is the Dysart School District. Surprise zip codes are 85378,85379,85387, and 85388.