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Council, planners talk Surprise City Center’s future

Posted by   /  November 20, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Matt Roy | YourValley Measure twice, cut once. That message resonated at last week’s public meeting on future development of the City Center. Surprise officials invited residents and other stakeholders to the Nov. 9 joint meeting of the City Council andPlanning & Zoning Commission, which was hosted next door to City Hall at the Ottawa […]

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‘Horizontal’ rental community near Phoenix raises eyebrows

Posted by   /  October 13, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Christopher Todd Communities reports 1,000 people have indicated interest in 136-home community. Builder Christopher Todd Communities’ first luxury, gated, rental home community in Surprise, Arizona, near Phoenix, is apparently attracting attention. The company reports some 1,000 people have signed up on the community “interest list.” The is comprised of 136 single-family, single-story rental homes with private […]

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Surprise aims to better connect and improve ‘deteriorated’ roads

Posted by   /  October 10, 2017  /  Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Perry Vandell | The Republic Surprise, a city that seemed to boom in the blink of an eye from farm town to suburbia, hopes to add jobs and amenities to keep residents close to home. But it faces some roadblocks — one of which, is roads. The city has one major east-west roadway fully completed: busy Bell Road. So […]

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A new type of rental option coming to Surprise: Luxury communities of small homes

Posted by   /  October 2, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Perry Vandell | The Republic A new type of apartment living — luxury leased-home communities — is taking off in Surprise and beyond with appeal for young and old alike. Unless renting a single-family home, renters often find themselves in multifamily, multilevel apartment complexes. READ ON:

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HOA, Sun City Grand residents clash over painted driveway borders

Posted by   /  September 19, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Perry Vandell, The Republic Residents of Sun City Grand in Surprise are fighting to keep an exterior feature hundreds of them have had for years — side borders along their painted driveways. Their homeowners association wants the borders gone. The issue surfaced in April when the Sun City Grand Community Association Management’s Architectural Review Committee, […]

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6 Surprise residents vie for 1 open council seat

Posted by   /  September 12, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Perry Vandell | The Republic A former councilman, a former council candidate and four others were among the applicants interviewed to fill a vacant Surprise City Council seat. The council looks to fill the hole left by John Williams, who recently resigned seven months into his third term. State law required the council to call on District 3 residents to […]

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Surprise council will hear temporary sign beta test tonight

Posted by   /  September 6, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Local realtors have been vocal at every discussion of the long-term sign code. By Richard Smith | YourWestValley Surprise may approve a temporary fix to the uproar caused by its temporary sign policy. The City Council is expected to hear and vote tonight on a temporary sign policy dealing largely with small A-frame signs used […]

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WalletHub: Gilbert ranks fourth most affordable real estate market

Posted by   /  August 31, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Brianna Bradley | Phoenix Business Journal In a study conducted by WalletHub, Gilbert ranked third best real estate market for midsize cities and fourth most affordable real estate market. WalletHub conducted a study ranking 300 U.S. cities by the best and worst real estate markets. It identified 21 indicators of housing-marking attractiveness including factors such […]

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Surprise planners pave way for In-N-Out Burger downtown

Posted by   /  August 24, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Richard Smith | YourWestValley In-N-Out Burger is cleared to build its downtown Surprise location after the unanimous approval of the site plan Aug. 17 by the Surprise Planning and Zoning Commission. After some contention in the Dec. 20, 2016 City Council meeting, the council approved the overall eight-acre Thompson Thrift plat which now includes […]

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District 3’s Williams resigns from Council

Posted by   /  August 15, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.) Surprise, AZ (August 15, 2017) District 3 Councilmember John Williams on Tuesday, submitted a letter of resignation from the City Council effectively immediately. Williams was first elected to the City Council in November 2007. He was re-elected last fall to begin a new […]

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