Peoria is a city in Maricopa and Yavapai counties, Arizona. Most of Peoria is in Maricopa County, however, a tiny portion in the north is part of Yavapai County. Peoria is located in the northwest part of Greater Phoenix. It is currently the sixth largest city in Arizona and ninth largest city in population. Peoria has a total area of 141.7 square miles of which, 138.2 square miles is land and 3.5 square miles is water. Zip codes (6) for Peoria include: 85345, 85380, 85381, 85382, 85383 and 85385.
The street system of Peoria is based on the city of Phoenix traditional grid system, with most roads oriented either north-south or east-west. The Agua Fria River and New River are the only rivers that flow through the city. There are also multiple creeks that flow through Peoria, as well as many mountains and hills in the northern end of the city, which include: Sunrise Mountain, East Wing Mountain. West Wing Mountain, Calderwood Butte, White Peak, Hieroglyphic Mountains, Cholla Mountain, and Twin Buttes.
Peoria offers everything that a resident is looking for in a great community, including a variety of housing options; excellent schools; outdoor and indoor recreation; amenities of a major metropolitan area; convenient travel corridors; and more than 300 days of magnificent sunshine!
Diverse Peoria AZ real estate options range from affordable neighborhoods to master-planned communities. The median home value is $202,500 with appreciation at 17.70% over the last year. The median age of Peoria real estate is 17 years. Renters make up 23.34% of the population and 11.59% of houses and apartments in Peoria are unoccupied (vacancy rate).
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As of 2014, the population of Peoria is 154,566, with 886 people per square mile (population density). The median age of residents is 38.2. 55.85% of people are married and 11.49% are divorced. The average household size is 2.74 people. 34.81% of people are married with children, and 15.73% of the population have children and are single.
Peoria gets around 8 inches of rain per year and zero snowfall. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 24. On average, buyers of Peoria AZ homes for sale enjoy 300 sunny days per year, with July highs around 107 degrees and January lows at 34 degrees. The comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 45 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The U.S. average is 44.
The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. Peoria public and charter schools have been recognized over the years for their outstanding curriculum. The city partners with the school district to bring preschool programming and before/after school child care. Peoria AZ real estate is mostly within the Peoria Unified School District. However, some portions of the northeastern end of the city lie within the Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD); portions of the northwestern end of the city are within the Nadaburg Unified School District, and portions of the city in Yavapai County lie within the Wickenburg Unified School District.
PUSD has seven high schools - four of which are actually within the city limits of Peoria (the other three are in the city limits of Glendale), including: PUSD High Schools within Peoria include: Peoria, Centennial, Sunrise Mountain, and Liberty. PUSD High Schools within Glendale include: Cactus, Ironwood and Raymond S. Kellis. PUSD elementary schools within the city limits include: Alta Loma, Apache, Cheyenne, Copperwood, Cotton Boll, Country Meadows, Coyote Hills, Desert Harbor, Frontier, Ira Murphy, Lake Pleasant, Oakwood, Oasis, Parkridge, Paseo Verde, Peoria, Santa Fe, Sky View, Sunset Heights, Sun Valley, Sundance, Vistancia and Zuni Hills. Peoria schools spend $9,030 per student. There are 21 students per teacher, 336 students per librarian, and 772 students per counselor. Click Here for a directory of colleges and universities near Peoria.
Many of the top companies in Peoria are in the health care industry. The other two industries among Peoria’s top companies are in manufacturing. The city sees its future growth in advanced business services, manufacturing, bio-science/health care, and scientific and technical services. Peoria's top companies include: Younger Brothers, Freedom Plaza Properties, Immanuel Care Campus, Antigua, Northern Pipeline, Oakcraft, Forum at Desert Harbor, Sun Grove Village Care Center, Good Shepherd Care Center and Arizona Retirement Center.
The unemployment rate in Peoria is 5.00%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 39.00%. Peoria sales tax rate is 8.10% and income tax is 3.36%. The income per capita is $29,048, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $63,940.
Recreation & Fun Things to Do
Click here for a directory of Peoria Must Sees & Top Attractions. Residents of Peoria AZ real estate enjoy city-owned recreation facilities, that include: two regional parks with urban fishing lakes, ball fields, and covered shelters; 31 neighborhood parks; recreation center with classes, workout area, racket ball, rock-climbing, and gym; two libraries; three public pools; and a community center with senior and special-needs activities. Peoria is home to Lake Pleasant Regional Park; 10,000 acres of water for boating, skiing, camping, hiking, and fishing. The city also has 25 miles of trails, including an 11-mile continuous trail, for hiking, cycling, and horseback riding. Not to mention, Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres practice during spring training at the Peoria Sports Complex. The facility also hosts dozens of public events throughout the year.
Click here for a directory of medical facilities/hospitals in or near Peoria.
Click here for a directory of transportation resources such as Bus Routes; Bikes on Valley Metro, Park and Ride, Dial-A-Ride, Road Closures & Lane Restrictions, Bicycling Information and Maps, Bike Rides, School Safe Routes, Traffic Signals, City & Regional Maps. The nearest major airport serving Peoria AZ homes for sale is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX / KPHX). This airport has international and domestic flights from Phoenix - 18 miles from the center of Peoria. Another major airport is Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA / KIWA), which has domestic flights from Mesa - 56 miles from Peoria.
If you are a buyer, it is my pleasure to assist you in finding the perfect home in the right neighborhood to fit your lifestyle, preferences and needs. I focus my Maricopa County real estate services in the following communities, but not limited to: Phoenix (Northwest), Anthem, Glendale, Peoria, Sun City, Sun City West and Surprise.
If you are considering selling your current home, I utilize the latest real estate marketing tools online and offline to expose your Peoria AZ real estate property to the widest range of qualified buyers. My goal is to market your property to sell as quickly as possible and for the best price!
My extensive knowledge of the Peora AZ real estate market and surrounding area allows me to guide my clients intelligently. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell or invest, my mission is to provide exceptional customer service while assisting you throughout the transaction. Please give me a call today or fill out the online contact form, and let me know how I can best serve your real estate needs. I look forward to speaking with you!
Rochelle Navarro, Professional Licensed Realtor®
Rochelle Navarro Homes
West USA Realty
16150 N Arrowhead Fountains Ctr Dr, STE 100, Peoria, AZ 85382
Cell: 623.282.2674 (Best)