PeoriaWith many families looking for a quiet place to call home and raise their families, Peoria stands out to many. In July 2008 Money Magazine listed Peoria in the Top 100 Places to Live. Peoria continues to grow successfully.

In 1999 most of the land around Lake Pleasant Regional Park was annexed into the city. Peoria has gained a world-class educational and cultural destination, the Challenger Space Center of Arizona.

Also in 2007 the city completed the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. Today most of the city’s growth is taking place in northern and northwestern Peoria with many infill projects occurring in Old Town and southern Peoria.

In 2004, Peoria planners were creating a Desert Lands Conservation ordinance, which deals with hillside development, protection of native plants, and building setbacks from washes and other natural features. It provides a more comprehensive perspective when looking at development, considering the overall impact and seeking to provide the greatest amount of beneficial and conservation for both the public and the environment.

Through separate development agreements, the city has managed to designate over 4,000 acres of mountain preserves and open space to be enjoyed by all of Peoria. Peoria has many mountains and hills in the northern end. Some include Sunrise Mountain, West Wing Mountain, East Wing Mountain, Calderwood Butte, Cholla Mountain, White Peak, Hieroglyphic Mountains, and Twin Buttes.

Peoria Homes for Sale

If you are thinking of purchasing a home in Peoria, give Christina a call and she’d be happy to share her insight with you!