The North West Valley Region Offers Eight Outstanding Communities
El Mirage A city that is expanding at a previously unimaginable pace. Considered the gateway to the Northwest Valley of the Greater Phoenix Metro Area, El Mirage has grown from a small town, dependent on agriculture, to a diverse urban economy with population of more than 35,000. Located in the Valley of the Sun’s northwest corner, El Mirage is just south of some of the largest retirement communities in the United States: Sun City, Sun City West, and Sun City Grand.
Sun City There is a reason all the Sun Cities in the USA have reached their present-day popularity: the original retirement homes in Sun City, AZ set a standard for retirement communities. Not only are the Sun City developments iconic in their layout and home style, but the residents are able to enjoy a retirement experience that is unrivaled by other locations. Sun City Festival & Festival Foothills (Buckeye) Nestled below a picturesque mountain range, the peaceful surroundings offer a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The two master planned communities are located in one of the fastest growing housing markets in the U.S. Sun City Festival offers a 55+ resort-style community and Festival Foothills features a family centered experience. Conveniences are close by in the friendly town of Surprise located just 10 minutes away, where residents can find grocery stores, restaurants, and other amenities. Sun City Grand Sun City Grand is known for its lush golf courses, beautiful water features, 5-star resort amenities, and views of the white tank mountains. The community is located in Surprise, Arizona and offers four championship golf courses, four swimming pools, two fitness centers, three onsite restaurants. the community is perfect for those looking for a medium-sized newer retirement community with many residence first-time retirees.
Sun City West The nation’s premier active adult golf community, offers the lifestyle you’ve been looking for. Sun City West offers everything the active adult 55 and older could want in a community. Four Recreation Centers with over 100 chartered clubs, seven beautiful golf courses that are constantly maintained, a state-of-the-art bowling alley, movie theater, and countless other activities.
Surprise In addition to recreation of the land, Surprise hosts a number of other activities like tennis, golf (there are 20 golf courses in Surprise), and professional baseball. With is its extensive shopping and employment opportunities it also serves as the anchor community for the the entire NW Valley. In March, Surprise hosts two Major League Baseball teams at Surprise Stadium for spring training - the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers.
Waddell Waddell is the gateway to the White Tank Mountains and one of safest, most peaceful places in the NW Valley. The White Tank Mountains serves as its backdrop and it has easy access to major cities, shopping, and highways it's no wonder so many people choose this beautiful community to call home!
Wittmann Wittman offers space to live, a stronger sense of local community, and a more relaxed pace of life. Wittmann tends to offer more spacious property and it rural nature making it far easier to get back to basics and get back in touch with nature. This makes Wittmann ideal for older people, parents raising young families, or simply those who want to live away from the hustle and bustle of the urban centers. Wittmann is 24 min away from Surprise (15.4 mi) via US-60 W/W Grand Ave.
Youngtown This one word " Youngtown" perfectly articulates the essence of Youngtown, a community of 6,200 with a distinct village feel, located in the midst of the thriving megalopolis of Phoenix. Originally designed to be a retirement community, the Town boasts a lovely lake, seven parks, and a distinctively designed town center named Clubhouse Square. Youngtown offers the advantages of a small town and provides a wealth of activities, entertainment venues, shopping and educational facilities within a 10- minute drive.
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Visit The North West Valley Each year thousands of visitors come to the NW Valley to enjoy our blue skies, sunshine, and spring training games. The region has wonderful golf courses, museums, restaurants, and plenty of trails for biking and hiking.
With quick access to major highways, you have easy access to surrounding tourist attractions like the White Tank Mountains, Westgate Entertainment District, Desert Diamond Casino, Old Town Glendale, historic Wickenburg, downtown Phoenix and the Wildlife Zoo, Aquarium and Safari, and more.
EL MIRAGE, SUN CITY, SUN CITY GRAND, SUN CITY FESTIVAL/ FESTIVAL FOOTHILLS, SUN CITY WEST, SURPRISE, WADDELL, WITTMANN, AND YOUNGTOWN
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Things To Do & Local Attractions Each year thousands of visitors come to the NW Valley to enjoy our blue skies, sunshine, and spring training games. The region has wonderful golf courses, museums, restaurants, and plenty of trails for biking and hiking. With quick access to major highways, you have easy access to surrounding tourist attractions like the White Tank Mountains, Westgate Entertainment District, Desert Diamond Casino, Old Town Glendale, historic Wickenburg, downtown Phoenix and the Wildlife Zoo, Aquarium and Safari, and more. Click Here for Official Chamber Visitor and Tourism Information
CLIMATE Surprise is graced with near-perfect weather featuring more than 330 sunny days a year and an average temperature of 86 degrees.
Average High Average LowAverage Precip. January 68 F/20 C 42 F/6 C 1.0”/25.4mm February 72 F/22 C 45 F/7 C 1.3”/33.0mm March 78 F/25 C 50 F/10 C 1.1”/27.9mm April 85 F/29 C 56 F/13 C 0.3”/7.6mm May 95 F/35 C 65 F/18 C 0.1”/2.5mm June 104 F/40 C 73 F/23 C 0.0”/0.0mm July 107 F/41 C 80 F/27 C 0.9”/22.9mm August 105 F/40 C 79 F/26 C 1.2”/30.5mm September 100 F/38 C 73 F/23 C 0.8”/20.3mm October 89 F/32 C 60 F/16 C 0.6”/15.2mm November 76 F/24 C 48 F/9 C 0.7”/17.8mm December 66 F/19 C 41 F/5 C 1.1”/27.9mm
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