Beverly Dragoo, with RE/MAX Achievers, who sold more than 40 homes in the 85374 zip code in the past 12 months, said Surprise has changed drastically since 1997.
"There are about 60,000 people in Surprise now, and in 14 years they're projecting the population will be about 250,000."She
said initially the vast majority of buyers were retirees, but with development explosion, more young families are making Surprise home.
"The new library, the spring training facilities and the (aquatic center) have all contributed to the growth," she