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Surprise, AZ

Looking for clean and secure storage units in Surprise, AZ? SmartStop Self Storage has convenient locations and storage options near Sun City Grand, Greer Ranch, Sierra Montana, Marley Park, and Roseview.

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Moving to Surprise, AZ

Living in Surprise, AZ

Surprise is a city in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Founded in 1938 by businesswoman Flora Mae Statler, who remarked that she would be “surprised” if the town ever amounted to much, Surprise has since become the second-fastest-growing municipality in the greater Phoenix area, after Gilbert. Though it’s well-known for housing one of the largest retirement communities in the southwest U.S., the city has plenty to offer families, individuals, and couples of all ages, owing to the fact that Phoenix proper is a mere stone’s throw away. With a state-of-the-art aquatics center, remarkable 23,000-square-foot regional library, and all the breathtaking mountains and desert vistas in the surrounding area, Surprise is perfect for homeowners who want a bit of quiet without giving up the amenities of a larger metropolitan area.

What’s the Cost of Living in Surprise, AZ? 

The cost of living in Surprise is 1% higher than the national average, though residents tend to pay less on groceries, transportation, and childcare than their neighbors in nearby Phoenix.

  • Median Salary in Phoenix: $69,076
  • Median Home Sale Price: $432,000
  • Average Rent (monthly): $1,772
  • Average Utilities (monthly): $171.23
  • Cost of Living in Surprise vs. Phoenix: 6.5% higher
  • Cost of Living in Surprise vs. Gilbert: 7.6% lower

What Are the Best Neighborhoods in Surprise? 

Surprise is made up of 28 constituent neighborhoods spread out of 105 square miles. Here are some of the city’s best communities for residents of all ages:

  • Sun City Grand. This resort-like neighborhood restricted to people 45 and older became a haven for retirees in the late 1990s and is the single-largest contributor to the city’s population. Residents enjoy affordable home prices with a tight-knit community and resort-style amenities. 
  • Greer Ranch. The houses in this peaceful neighborhood skew larger and newer, making it the ideal destination for families who want quiet streets, ample walking paths, and relaxing grassy parks. It’s also located 10 minutes away from great public schools and a shopping center. 
  • Sierra Montana. Modest single-family and two-story houses dot this family-friendly neighborhood, which offers residents close access to basketball courts, grassy areas, and a resident-only recreation center. The nearby White Tank Mountains Regional Park has picturesque views 365 days of the year.
  • Marley Park. This popular community provides residents with two pools, an exclusive clubhouse, gas grills, fire pits, and seasonal events — perfect for year-round socializing and endless activities for the entire family.
  • Roseview. Known for its lower HOA fees (compared to other neighborhoods in Surprise), Roseview is comprised of roomy single-family homes located within a 5-to-10-minute drive from some of the city’s best public schools.

Regardless of which neighborhood you decide to move to, SmartStop Self Storage offers storage units in Surprise within 5 miles of Sun City Grand, Greer Ranch, Sierra Montana, Marley Park, and Roseview to suit all your storage needs, including climate-controlled units to protect your belongings during the intense heat of the summer months.

What Are the Best Things to Do in Surprise? 

Surprise offers residents unique experiences with all the additional amenities of Phoenix only a 45-minute drive away. Here are four things to explore in Surprise:

  • Surprise Stadium. Residents gather and come to life at Surprise Stadium, home to the Arizona Fall League’s Surprise Saguaros as well as the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals while they train during the spring. When visiting teams are in town, book your tickets early and get ready to enjoy the venue’s range of tasty concessions.
  • Surprise Aquatic Center. This kid-friendly haven gives families a chance to cool off during the toasty summer months, with spacious pools, slides, shaded bleachers, and a snack bar for the perfect weekend outing.
  • Uptown Alley. This popular establishment isn’t your average bowling alley. In addition to its 40 well-maintained lanes, Uptown Alley boasts a sports theater, billiards, laser tag, video games, live entertainment, and a full-service restaurant with two bars, for those who are 21 and over.
  • Northwest Regional Library. Recognizable by its clock tower, this sprawling 23,000-square-foot facility contains a collection of more than 40,000 items and is equipped with the latest technology. With beverages and snacks available to purchase, it’s the perfect place to relax with a bestseller and enjoy views of the lake just outside its walls.

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SmartStop Self Storage has more than 157 facilities across 118 cities in the U.S. and Canada combined. If you live outside of Surprise, take a look at all our storage facilities in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area to see if there’s a location closer to your neighborhood.

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