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One thing we get questions about all the time is people looking to move or relocate to Peoria. They often ask for recommendations on neighborhoods and where to live in the city. As a result, we have published this page of general information about moving to Peoria, AZ.

Where Should I Live in Peoria? 

The City of Peoria does not publish a guide or information on specific neighborhoods.

We recommend consulting with a licensed real estate agent for advice and recommendations on neighborhoods. A Real Estate Professional will have knowledge of different neighborhoods in Peoria, AZ and will be able to help you learn more about areas that offer the amenities you want. You can search for a licensed realtor through the Arizona Association of Realtors website, linked below: https://www.aaronline.com/

Finding the "Best Neigborhoods in Peoria" For Your Needs

When people ask for information and recommendations on neighborhoods, what they really want to know is: "Which neighborhood is right for me?" A home that is right for one family may not be right for another. 

A young family may be interested in the quality of schools, while a retired couple who spends part of the year here may be interested in a property where they can park a motorhome or RV. A person desiring a horse property will have very different demands than a growing family that wants easy access to dining, shopping, and entertainment.

Neighborhood

General Advice

Peoria, Arizona is a large city with 179 square miles of land. There are a wide variety of homes for sale in Peoria to choose from. You can find everything from historic postwar bungalows to newly-constructed single-family homes and everything in between.

Index Peoria1 Arizona2 National3
 Median home value (2012-2016)  $208,200  $176,900  $184,700
 Median gross rent (2012-2016)  $1,137  $937  $949
 Avg. people per household  2.81  2.69  2.64
 Owner-occupied households  70.3%  62.6%  63.6%
 Renter-occupied households  29.7%  37.4%  36.4%

Data Sources:
1: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/peoriacityarizona/PST045217
2: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/az
3: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/US/PST045217

 

When browsing homes for sale in Peoria, here are a couple of points to consider:

Home Owners Associations in Peoria

Many neighborhoods have organized to form a Home Owners Association, also known as an HOA. If you purchase a home within an HOA, the home owner(s) are contractually obligated to follow additional rules defined in their Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&Rs). This is in addition to City, County, State, and Federal laws.

Homes in an HOA neighborhood can potentially have higher property values. However, living in an HOA often comes with monthly or annual dues that must be paid.  It is up to the homebuyer to determine if an HOA neighborhood is right for them. 

You can find out if a residence is located in a Home Owners Association by entering the property address into Peoria's Interactive HOA Map (opens in a new window).

Some of the largest HOA neighborhoods in Peoria include:

  • Dove Valley Ranch
  • Fletcher Heights
  • Camino A Lago
  • Parkridge
  • The Meadows
  • Vistancia

For current residents, the City of Peoria's Community Assistance division offers an annual course called HOA Academy that provides information and education about HOAs to board members, management teams, and all interested homeowners. Learn more by visiting https://www.peoriaaz.gov/hoaacademy

County Islands in Peoria

There are several large sections of land in Peoria which are completely surrounded by the city, but governed by Maricopa County. Be sure to ask your realtor if the home you are considering purchasing is in an unincorporated area.

You can check if a property is in a County Island by entering the address into our Interactive Council District map (opens in a new window).

Retirement Communities in Peoria

New River TrailheadIt's no secret that Arizona is a top destination for a great retirement! The low cost of living, mild winters, and a wide variety of living options continue to draw people to the "Sun Belt." In Peoria, there are numerous retirement and Active Adult communities with a minimum age restriction, typically 55 years or greater. Some of the most popular retirement communities in Peoria include:

  • Westbook Village
  • Trilogy at Vistancia
  • Ventana Lakes
  • Paradise RV Resort
  • Casa del Sol
  • Sun Air Estates

As mentioned above, the City recommends consulting with a licensed realtor or real estate professional for advice and recommendations on neighborhoods that meet your specific needs and budget.

Golf Course Homes in Peoria

The prestige of living on a golf course is something many people aspire to. Make your dream a reality with one of these golf course homes in Peoria, AZ:

  • Blackstone at Vistancia 
  • Quintero Golf Club
  • Peoria Pines
  • Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia*
  • Westbrook Village Golf Club*
    * indicates that purchasing a home in the community is age restricted

Historic Neighborhoods in Peoria

Dreaming of a historic home to call your own? There are several Peoria neighborhoods with homes dating back to the 1940s.

  • Old Town Peoria
  • Varney

Find a Real Estate Expert

We recommend consulting with a licensed real estate agent for advice and recommendations on neighborhoods. A Real Estate Professional will have knowledge of different neighborhoods in Peoria, AZ and will be able to help you learn more about areas that offer the amenities you want. You can search for a licensed realtor through the Arizona Association of Realtors website, linked below: https://www.aaronline.com/