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Mesquite Trails, by Homes by Towne, offers livable, energy efficient homes located in the Master Planned Community of Surprise Farms.

Mesquite Trails at Surprise Farms by Homes by Towne

General Information

Surrounded by amazing views of the White Tank Mountains and beautiful desert landscape, this community features seven floor plans, ranging in size from 1,560 to 3,064 square feet. Each home is constructed according to the Environments For Living® and Energy Star program requirements, assuring homeowners a more efficient, durable and comfortable home.

Close to the freeway and several golf courses, shopping centers, entertainment and recreational activities, Mesquite Trails is an ideal place to call home.



Neighborhood Overview

Surprise is rapidly becoming one of Arizona's fastest growing cities. Due to the city's low crime rates and affordable properties, Surprise is the perfect location for retirees and families alike. Featuring Surprise Stadium -- spring training home of Major League Baseball's Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers -- White Tank Mountain Regional Park and the Surprise Aquatic Center, you'll never run out of things to do in Surprise.


Lifestyle & Amenities

Surprise is rapidly becoming one of Arizona's fastest growing cities. Due to the city's low crime rates and affordable properties, Surprise is the perfect location for retirees and families alike. Featuring Surprise Stadium -- spring training home of Major League Baseball's Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers -- White Tank Mountain Regional Park and the Surprise Aquatic Center, you'll never run out of things to do in Surprise.


School Report Card

Public school students who live in Surprise most likely attend a neighborhood school that is part of the Dysart Unified School District. The district operates 19 K-8 elementary schools and four high schools. Of these schools, eight received a rating of "7" or higher on GreatSchools.org. Surprise is also home to several private and charter schools, including Paradise Honors High School and the Calibre Academy of Surprise.


Shopping

Surprise has shopping venues to meet almost any need, including a large selection of both national chains and local small businesses. The city's largest shopping centers include Bell Mar Surprise Plaza, Marley Park Plaza, Prasada Marketplace, Surprise Towne Center and West Point Towne Center. Surprise is also just a short 15-minute drive from both Arrowhead Towne Center and Park West in Glendale and Peoria respectively. 


Transportation

There are several ways to get around Surprise and neighboring areas. For example, Valley Metro operates bus service within metropolitan Phoenix and has routes that go through Surprise, while Dial-A-Ride service is also available to residents of Surprise. Grand Avenue, the name for U.S. Highway 60 between Wickenburg and downtown Phoenix, runs along the northeast border of Surprise and provides easy access to Peoria, Glendale and Phoenix. The Loop 303 freeway traverses Surprise and takes motorists north to Interstate 17 or south to Interstate 10.


Demographics

In 2013, Surprise's population was 123,546. Since 2000, the population of Surprise has increased threefold-plus. The median resident age in Surprise is 36 years, the same as Arizona's median age. The median household income in Surprise is $59,553, higher than the state's median of $47,826. Compared to Arizona's median property value of $151,500, Surprise's median property value is slightly higher at $160,400.


Employment

Surprise is a member of the Surprise Regional Chamber of Commerce, which also includes El Mirage, Sun City, Sun City West and Youngtown. According to Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott, IRIS USA, a consumer products manufacturer, will open a new office in Surprise and is expected to bring 100 jobs to the city, while healthcare company MD24 is expected to grow to 200 employees by the end of 2015. In addition, the city offers a "jobs" page on its website, listing a number of available jobs in and around Surprise.


Recreation

Surprise Stadium, spring training home for Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals, has been rated the "best place to watch a spring training game" by Best of Phoenix. Along with numerous other events, the stadium is also home to family movie nights and a well-attended Fourth of July fireworks show. Surprise residents also enjoy White Tank Mountain Regional Park, the largest regional park in Maricopa County. Covering almost 30,000 acres, the park offers the perfect landscape for hiking, camping and more. For those who prefer indoor recreation, Surprise is home to venues such as Uptown Alley Bowling and a Carmike Digiplex movie theater.


Healthcare

Probably the closest hospital to Surprise is Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in right-next-door Sun City West. Banner Del Webb is a 375-bed center offering a myriad of medical services including imaging, surgery, heart care, cancer care and a full emergency department. Other nearby facilities include Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, just a few short miles away from Surprise.