Community Information

As the 14th largest metro city by population in the United States, Phoenix, Arizona is surrounded by gorgeous Sonoran Desert and foothills, hence the famous name, "Valley of the Sun.” Within the metro Phoenix area, are several cities, all of which offer something unique and special for many different walks of life.

As a Metro Phoenix area expert, I specialize in residential real estate in the Northwest Valley. Within the popular Northwest Valley are the cities known as Glendale, Peoria, Sun City, Sun City West and Westbrook Village in Peoria, Arizona. Lifestyles range from townhouse living, to golf communities, to water-front luxury homes to retirement communities. Home values range depending on location, size and amenities. To search for homes now, click here.



Glendale, Arizona, home to the Arizona Cardinals offers a variety of lifestyles. If you are looking for shopping, dining and outdoor recreation, Glendale has everything you are looking for with Westgate City Center, Arrowhead Entertainment District, golf, hiking, spring training, and hockey. Beyond the fun and entertainment, Glendale is proud to offer highly ranked schools and several college options ranging from medical, pharmaceutical, community college, and International global business management. 

During the holiday months, downtown Glendale attracts thousands of visitors who come to Murphy Park to take in the sights of Glendale Glitters. The holiday festival starts Thanksgiving weekend and runs through the New Year, and features such holiday favorite such as horse-drawn carriage rides, live music, crafts, home-made goodies and of course visits from Santa. Murphy Park is the host of many other community events, like The Chocolate Affaire, the annual Jazz and Blues Festival and Glitter and Glow Hot Air Balloon Show. If you are interested in learning more about homes for sale in Glendale, Arizona please click here.


Adjoining Glendale, is the city known as Peoria, Arizona. Before this area was developed into the metro area we know it as now, Peoria was once a thriving farming community. Today, this area is growing by leaps and bounds, offering a quality of life which includes some of the best public schools in Arizona, easy commutes to businesses, shopping, dining, entertainment and spring training baseball.

Peoria is home to the beautiful master planned community of Vistancia, which is located in northwest Peoria in the foothills of the Sonoran Desert. If you interested in learning more about homes for sale in Vistancia, please click here

Not too far from the highly sought after Vistancia, is the 2nd largest lake in Arizona, Lake Pleasant. Managed by Maricopa County Parks & recreational Department, Lake Pleasant covers 10,000 acres. Outdoor activities include boating, fishing, sailing, skiing, hiking and camping. Or if you prefer an elegant sunset dinner, you can board the Desert Princess II Cruise boat. If you are interested in learning more about homes for sale in Peoria, Arizona please click here


Known as the “City of Volunteers,” Sun City, Arizona was founded by Del E. Webb Development Company in the 1960s. Sun City was the first active adult retirement community in the nation to be self-sustained encompassing an affordable housing market and active living.

There are 7 Recreation Centers, 8 private golf courses, 3 public, fitness centers, lap and swimming pools, 2 blowing alleys, miniature golf, boating and fishing, shuffle boards, tennis and racquet ball, dancing, softball plus 130 chartered clubs including arts and crafts, dance, exercise, social and theater, just to name a few.

Sun City has always been known for its community involvement hence the nickname “City of Volunteers.” The community remains unincorporated even forty years later and has relied heavily upon its residents for their volunteer services. The people of Sun City give their time in a variety of ways from health-care to keeping the streets clean. The Sheriff’s Posse of Sun City assists the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office which has been a major contributing factor to maintaining one of the lowest crime rates in the nation. If you are interested in learning more about homes for sale in Sun City please click here.


The community known as Sun City West is unincorporated land and does not have the same government structure as other metro cities, however, Maricopa County provides the street maintenance, building and zoning codes, law enforcement and public health safety. The other community affairs are managed by two organizations known as The Recreation Centers of Sun City West and The Property Owners and Residents Association. Together, these two groups of elected volunteers maintain the renowned reputation that Sun City West has built over the past 30+ years.

If you are looking for the simple life in a condo or a home on the golf course, you’ll find what you are looking for in Sun City West. There is a variety of lifestyle amenities between four Recreation Centers, nine premier golf courses, fitness centers, six pools, thirty lane blowing, a private 40,000 volume library and two dog parks. If you are interested in learning more about homes for sale in Sun City West please click here.


Westbrook Village located in Peoria, Arizona has plenty to offer those who are looking for an active adult community. Whether you are retiring to Arizona or ready to move into a retirement community, Westbrook Village is an excellent choice. There are two recreation centers that feature swimming pools, spas, gym and activity rooms that host year-round events.

Westbrook Village is surrounded by the Westbrook Village Golf Club which has two beautiful 18-hole championship courses which are open to public with semi-private memberships available. Other community activities include a variety of classes, clubs and billiards, card groups and so much more.

Westbrook Village is comprised of over 3,900 homes ranging in size from smaller 1,000 square foot townhomes to executive style homes in the 2,600 square foot range. Prices range from the mid-$150s to the $400s. If you are interested in learning more about homes for sale in Westbrook Village in Peoria, Arizona please click here.