Peoria, AZ: Five Things You Don’t Want to Miss Out On

by Shea Homes Arizona on March 9, 2012

Are you thinking about moving to the Northwest side of town? Peoria is an up and coming area with a lot to offer to up and coming families. Here are a few things that the community has to offer: 

1)      Rio Vista Community Park – From playgrounds and tot-lots to sand volleyball courts and batting cages—the Rio Vista Community Park has something for everyone. The park features several youth and adult baseball/softball fields, a skate park, Starbucks and BBQ ramada, perfect for big get-togethers. To check out all of this fantastic park’s features, click here

2)      Peoria Bike and Hike Trails – The City of Peoria also has an extensive array of trails for bicycling and hiking. On the outskirts of the Phoenix Metro Area, Peoria is ideal for getting outdoors, out of the smog and into the fresh air. For a complete map of trails, click here

3)      Arts and Culture – With the West Valley Art Museum, the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, and more, there are plenty of opportunities to see and participate in the arts.  With downtown Phoenix just a short drive away, access to the Herberger Theatre Center, Comerica Theatre, Phoenix Symphony, Orpheum Theatre, Heard Museum and more is as easy as ever. 

4)      Lake Pleasant – Located on the northern end of Peoria and about 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix, Lake Pleasant covers 10,000 acres. Lake Pleasant is Arizona’s second largest lake and offers a wide variety of recreational activities. General camping, RV accommodations, boating, sailing, water and jet skiing, and fishing are just some of the activities offered at the lake. 

5)      Lots of Family Activities! Peoria is also home to (or just a short drive from) great family activities such as ice skating, water parks, amusement parks, etc. For a great list of local attractions, click here

Do you live in the Peoria area? What are some of your favorite things to do? Leave us a note in the comments.

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