The City of Surprise A short Perspective <br />Glendale and Peoria<br />Arizona’s New Destination Cities <br />Published by Elise Fay<br />
Course Outline<br />Expand our knowledge base of the NW Valley<br /> Focus on The City of Surprise<br />What do these cities have to offer?<br />Community Services<br />Shopping <br />Dining<br />Entertainment<br />Lifestyle<br />Aren’t they just “way the heck out there”?<br />Who would want to live out there anyway?<br />Surprise - Arizona’s new “Destination City”<br />
Surprise is Turning 50!<br />Surprise, Arizona<br />Founded in 1938 by Homer Ludden, when it was just 1 square mile of farmland. He named it after his hometown-Surprise, Nebraska.<br />A collection of distinctive neighborhoods with a small town feel and big city amenities.<br />Located about 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix, Surprise is surrounded by mountain park lands, a regional lake and pristine, open Sonoran desert.<br />Surprise is tops in the nation in job growth since 2000.<br />
Healthcare<br /><ul><li> Banner Boswell Medical Center</li></ul> a 430 bed acute care hospital.<br /><ul><li> Has been designated a Primary Stroke Center by the American Stroke Association.
Heart Center has been nationally recognized for it’s care and expertise
Banner Del Webb Medical Center is a non-profit, acute care facility.
Full-service Medial Facility, services range from surgical care to rehab.
Over 400 beds & the 8th largest hospital in the Valley.</li></li></ul><li>Education<br /><ul><li> Dysart Unified School District is part of an exciting, vibrant and growing community.
Covers 140 square miles, educating 23,000 students
Fastest growing school district in the Valley.
4 Schools rated as “Excelling” & 6 Schools rated as “Highly Performing”.
Advanced placement, career and technical education, International Baccalaureate, full-day kindergarten, gifted and special education programs provided.</li></li></ul><li>Surprise Shopping & Dining<br />
Arrowhead Towne Center<br />Minutes from Surprise<br />Built in 1993: Major Interior Renovation in 2006<br /><ul><li> Macy’s
Sharper Image</li></li></ul><li>Shop Surprise Arizona<br />The Growth of Surprise AZ has attracted a huge array of shopping options for everyone. You will find:<br />Major Chain Stores such as Target, Wallmart, Kohls, Home Depot & Lowes. Minutes to Arrowhead Mall<br />Bookstores, Boutiques, Children’s Stores, Salons, Day Spas & a huge variety of Restaurants.<br />
Picnic Tables and Benches </li></li></ul><li>Dreamcatcher Park<br /><ul><li>DreamCatcher Park is a fully accessible, multi-purpose athletic facility which was designed to provide athletes with special needs a fun and safe place to recreate.
It is barrier free and features a urethane based surface making it safe and maneuverable for mobility devices such as wheel chairs and walkers.
Can be used for Baseball, Soccer and Football </li></li></ul><li>Golf Courses<br />Sun Village Golf Club<br />Arizona Traditions<br />Great Eagle Golf Club<br />Coyote Lakes Golf Course<br />
Westgate City Center, Glendale<br />Dining<br />Entertainment & Shopping <br />
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