Retire in Surprise, AZ

Livability Score
44
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
121648
Median Househould Income
59094
Median Age
38.7
65 Years and Over
25447
Median Home Value
171700
Unemployed
4778
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Mom's Fixins

We decided to try Mom's Fixins and it was a good choice. I had fried catfish, candied yams, and fried cabbage. My husband had fried chicken, mixed greens...

2. Nick & Ben's Pizza Company

This is our second time back and it doesn't disappoint! Love the crust, not too thin, and just the right amount of chew. Wings are great too! Just crispy...

3. Rito's

My mouth is watering looking at the pictures because I know what I'm missing!! The first time I strolled into this place, I had no idea what I was getting...

4. Got Que?

Hands down the best BBQ on the west side! I have ordered for my family on multiple occasions, I have also ordered for large parties (60+ people). the food...

5. Birt's Bistro

amazing service great food we came here not knowing what to expect. our server was great she suggested we should try the club sand which it was awesome our...

Golf
1. Valley Golf Center

My husband and I had an AMAZING golf lesson today with Paul!! He was patient, knowledgeable, and very friendly!! The shop had everything you needed would...

2. Boulders Golf Club

We stayed in a villa for 4 days. The husbands golfed and the wives laid by the pool, used the spa, and the gym. It was an amazing getaway. The customer...

3. The Phoenician Golf Club

Came here for my birthday and it was one of the most relaxing rounds of golf i have ever played and the cart comes around and they have great sandwiches and...

4. Troon North Golf Club

This review is for the golf course only. Played 18 here on the monument course. Course is beautiful. It cuts through the desert and rocks. There are a lot...

5. PING Golf

Awesome facility. Both the factory tour and the club fitting were memorable events and well worth the investment of time.

Active
1. Apex Balloons

This was a birthday gift 1 year in the making! After many other failed flight attempts (thanks Mother Nature) we were finally able to take off on 8/15. We...

2. Float Balloon Tours

My boyfriend and I were visiting Arizona to celebrate his birthday and he's always wanted to go on a Hot Air Balloon. I decided this would be the perfect...

3. Arizona Outback Adventures - AOA

I did the five day Havasupai Falls trip in October. The guides (Tyler, Liz, Kevin, & Paul) were all incredibly knowledgeable, kind, patience, and most of...

4. Go Paddle AZ

This was my second time with Go Paddle Az, and I can't wait to go again. I went with my co workers and we had a blast. I made reservations on line, and when...

5. Fightertown Paintball Park

This is the type of field that got me hooked on paintball to begin with. The layout format is more geared towards woodsball / scenario, rather than...

Arts
1. The Brush Bar

OK...this was probably my most surprising 5 star rating of all time. I know a lot of people think these group painting/wine drinking places are cheesy, and...

2. Psychic Readings By Lilly

I am a very skeptical and conservative person, but since I had encountered an unexpected situation in my life that I needed help with, I decided to take a...

3. Nearly Naked Theatre

Love this place! Always a good time! Arrive early enough to get a drink or two, the. Get seated bc it's first come, first serve seating so get in line!...

4. The Painters Lounge

Super fun! We booked the Painter's Lounge for a corporate team event and it was the perfect choice! Dina was very accommodating and even helped me secure...

5. Devoured Culinary Classic

This is the standard by which I judge all other food festivals. I LOVE Devoured. The quality of chefs (not many chains featured), food, craft cocktails,...

Shopping
1. The Mad Platter Paint Your Own Pottery Studio

I absolutely love this place! Every month, me and my girlfriends get together to paint and drink wine!! Owners are so friendly. They offer classes,...

2. Sonoran Cycles Bike Shop Surprise

These guy's are great! I will not be going to any other bicycle shop in the whole Phoenix area. Great prices on work, even better than quoted. Fast...

3. Great Vapes

This place is great. I just started they answered all my questions and where very helpful. Love that I have a great vape shop a block from my house.

4. Spas by Design

I can't say enough good stuff about Tim and Spas by design. Knowledgeable, very important in the spa business. Technology keeps advancing, and Tim keeps...

5. Scottsdale Fashion Square

I love the shops and ambiance of this great shopping mall! From high end fashion to H&M bargains you can find pretty much all you need here. The Nordstrom...

Health
1. Premier Care for Women

Superb staff! Cannot say enough great things about this facility. Dr. Newman knew what he was doing when he started this practice. Let me tell ya! The...

2. Surprise Oral & Implant Surgery

Amazing Staff! Everyone, Dr. Crum, his assistants and the ladies up front! All were so professional and kind! That were very helpful in scheduling and...

3. Surprise Endodontics

My dentist has referred me twice to Dr. Castano. His staff is very welcoming. Office is super clean. Dr. Castano has a great bedside manner. He makes...

4. Healthy Habits Massage

I really enjoyed my experience at Healthy Habits. Monica did a super job. I have not had many massages, but she made me very comfortable. She assessed my...

5. West Valley Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

Staff very friendly. Made my daughter feel very comfortable, they were also very patient. Was able to get in and out of the office on a timely manner....

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