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Surprise, AZ

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Surprise was founded in 1938 and continues to be one of the fastest growing cities in Arizona. The warm, dry climate makes the area ideal for a variety of activities year-round and the city has plenty to offer in the way of recreation. With deep historical roots and a bustling business economy, Surprise is the ideal place for those looking for a place that holds all of the luxuries of a big city, but with a community-like atmosphere.

Getting Around in Surprise, AZ

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The average commuter time in Surprise is:
45 to 59 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 4.31%
  • 13.95%
  • 3.87%

White Tank Mountain

If you enjoy experiencing the great outdoors, White Tank Mountain Regional Park is the ideal place for you. Spanning over 30,000 acres, the park is the largest in Maricopa County. Surrounded by the White Tank Mountains, the park consists of mainly desert terrain. A variety of trails run through the park in order to allow walkers, bikers, and horseback riders to take in all of the beautiful scenery. Camping and picnic facilities are also located in the park to provide visitors even more opportunities. The parks is home to the White Tank Library & Nature Center for various educational programs.

Uptown Alley

Uptown Alley is the perfect place to spend the day enjoying time with the family. The center spans over 60,000 square feet and has activities for all ages. Play a friendly game of bowling or watch the little ones play the carnival games. Adults can take in a game of pool or visit the karaoke stage. Live entertainment also takes place during scheduled hours to provide even more fun. A full service restaurant and bar is also located within the alley so that you can enjoy a relaxing meal or drink after a hard day of play.