Located about 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix, Surprise is where you can connect all aspects of your life- family, work, and recreation. Our charming community is surrounded by mountain park lands, a regional lake and pristine, open Sonoran desert. Surprise offers a range of winter and spring activities from pro baseball to hiking to shopping and golf. The neighborhoods are clean, distinctive, and unique. Shopping, Hot air balloon rides, fishing at the lake and day trips are also an option for fun. The city of Surprise also provides a public library, two dog parks, tennis and racquetball courts, and many annual events to residents in all the neighborhoods. Some of the top employers in Surprise are Southwest Products, Surprise Police, SunHealth, Arizona Charter Academy, Amazon, GoDaddy, American Express, Intel, Arizona State University, Honeywell, Wells Fargo, and Banner Health. There are many different school opportunities for all ages. In Surprise, most areas have choices of public schools, charter schools, and private schools. Some popular communities in Surprise. Some popular neighborhood communities are Greer Ranch, Legacy Parc, Copper Canyon Ranch, Sierra Montana, Mountain Vista Ranch, Marley Park, Rancho Gabriella, Ashton Ranch, Surprise Farms, Litchfield Manor, Royal Ranch, Kenley Farms, Marley Park and Roseview.