We're excited that you are considering moving to 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
- Peoria Center for the Performing Arts
- Peoria Community Center
- Peoria Parks and Recreation
- Peoria Public Libraries
- Peoria Visitor's Guide
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
Peoria is known for its high quality schools. Peoria Unified School District is one of the largest unified school districts in Arizona, serving more than 36,000 students in 34 elementary schools, seven high schools and one non-traditional high school.
View a list of schools in the Peoria Unified School District.
View Peoria Unified School District "report card" from the Arizona State Board of Education.
New State Resident Services
Change of Address
Peoria Post Offices
- Peoria Downtown, 10700 N 85th Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345
- Peoria Post Office, 8380 W Emile Zola Ave, Peoria, AZ 85381
Peoria ZIP Codes
There are 18 different ZIP codes within the boundaries of the city. However, many of these are primarily assigned to other cities. In some parts of the city, home owners may have a "Sun City, AZ" or "Glendale, AZ" mailing address but live within the City of Peoria. This is because ZIP code boundaries often do not line up perfectly with city boundaries.
The majority of Peoria residents live in these ZIP codes:
Valley Metro provides bus service to Peoria and the greater Phoenix metro area.
New Arizona residents can register to vote online at servicearizona.com.
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.)