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Peoria, AZ

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With its population of nearly 150,000 people, Peoria is one of the fastest growing cities in Arizona and one of Phoenix's most popular residential areas. It's growth spurt since the 1950s has been carefully planned and considered, and it is often found on 'best places to live' lists.

Getting Around in Peoria, AZ

Although not as walkable as near by Phoenix, Peoria has miles of walking and biking trails to help it's residents get around. And with Hwy 60 running through the town, Phoenix is only a few minutes away too.

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The average commuter time in Peoria is:
20 to 24 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 8.28%
  • 16.12%
  • 3.41%

Inside Rio Vista Recreation Center

<p>The San Diego Padres as well as the Seattle Mariners have their spring training camps in Peoria, and they are big draws for the locals. They share the Peoria Sports Complex which is used year round. But Peoria has something to offer to those of us who are not professional footballers: The RVRC. The Rio Vista Recreation Center, located inside of the city run Rio Vista Community Park, is a heaven for athletics. From Gymnasiums to Racquetball Courts to Fitness classes, it hosts fun activities that the whole family can enjoy. And the cherry on the cupcake: it's open every day of the week.</p>

Supermarket Dining

<p>You will find an excellent choice in city restaurants. One of the favorite places in Peoria is actually a grocery, Lee Lee Oriental Supermarket, but there's a restaurant inside it called Hope Kee that gets raves reviews. For Mexican food, try out Abuelos where you'll get fantastic food and really friendly service. Dillon's Thunderbird is a barbeque place owned by a couple of fellows named George and Rick. The barbeque is great and on weekends, they even have live music. It may become your favorite place once you get settled in that Peoria apartment. And, for lunch if you don't mind standing in line, try out Greek Wraps. The service may be brisk but the food is worth it.</p>

One Bar Does All

<p>If you like sports bars, Peoria has them. FuNuGyz is a new one and offers everything from sports on TV. to karaoke, fight nights and a load of special events. Enoch's and McDuffy's are also good. For a faux beach bar and margaritas, then drive out to Salty Senorita's. It's fun! Char's Has The Blues has live music every night of the week. Mostly blues but other types as well, and the cover is a dollar if that! You're going to love your Peoria apartment.</p>