Located about 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix, Surprise is where you can connect all aspects of your life- family, work and recreation.

Surprise is a tight-knit community, surrounded by mountain park lands, a regional lake and pristine, open Sonoran desert.

With clean, distinctive and unique neighborhoods, it is no wonder why 9 out of 10 residents surveyed recommend Surprise as both a place to live and start a business!

Many people often ask “Why did Flora Mae Statler call us Surprise?” According to Statler’s daughter Elizabeth Wusich Stoft, her mother once commented “she would be surprised if the town ever amounted to much.” With our success, she would indeed be surprised and proud!

Our Surprise Recreation Campus is home to professional sports and adult and youth recreation programming!

Surprise Stadium is the Spring Training home of the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals. It’s also where our community comes together for free family movie night events, Fourth of July fireworks and much more!

In the fall our Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex hosts a stop on the Champions Tour, attracting tennis legends John McEnroe, Andre Agassi, Anna Kournikova and Jim Courier! This 25-court venue is also open for tennis players of all skill sets to enjoy or take lessons.

Things To Do in Surprise