We're excited that you are considering Peoria as your next home. Peoria is a family-friendly community that is home to great schools, numerous parks, and a vibrant mix of dining options and retail stores. It is the 9th largest city in Arizona and one of the fastest-growing cities in the Southwestern U.S. Peoria takes pride in being a diverse and inclusive city that welcomes everyone. There are numerous city-sponsored special events and cultural festivals held throughout the year. When you consider that we have over 300 days of sunshine annually, it's no wonder so many people choose Peoria for their home.
Helpful Resources for New Residents
The City of Peoria has an interactive page called Building Peoria that shows current capital improvement projects taking place throughout the city.
Education and Schools
View a list of schools in the Peoria Unified School District.
- Peoria Center for the Performing Arts
- Peoria Community Center
- Peoria Parks and Recreation
- Peoria Public Libraries
New State Resident Services
Change of Address
Register online at servicearizona.com.
Peoria Post Offices
- Peoria Downtown, 10700 N 85th Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345
- Peoria Post Office, 8380 W Emile Zola Ave, Peoria, AZ 85381
Valley Metro provides bus service to Peoria and the greater Phoenix metro area.
Peoria's central location makes it easy to access other great landmarks and attractions throughout Arizona. Here are some distances to popular destinations:
Flagstaff - 141 mi. (227 km.)
Grand Canyon - 225 mi. (362 km.)
Lake Havasu - 190 mi. (306 km.)
Las Vegas - 272 mi. (438 km.)
Nogales - 193 mi. (310 km.)
Payson - 103 mi. (166 km.)
Phoenix - 14 mi. (23 km.)
Prescott - 96 mi. (154 km.)
Sedona - 112 mi. (180 km.)
Tucson - 131 mi. (211 km.)