The unincorporated community of Waddell is located in the city of Surprise, northwest of Phoenix, and offers a peaceful lifestyle in the spacious Sonoran desert. The city limits of Surprise provide residents easy access to recreational and entertainment options, while retaining a small-town tranquility in clean and distinctive neighborhoods like Waddell.
Waddell’s Cortessa community contains 1,732 lots and prides itself on a sense of security. Set on the backdrop of the beautiful White Tank Mountains, Cortessa invites residents to live actively with a bike ride or walk on its neighborhood greenbelts or exploration of the scenic mountain-view pathways. Granite Vista Elliot Homes is another planned community centering on peaceful living in a setting of mountain park landscape and open desert. The single- and two-story homes feature three to five bedrooms plus covered patios. For those interested in acreage and farm animals, Clearwater Farms in Waddell inspires the country-western lifestyle with one- to three-acre parcels available in its rural community.
Waddell is uniquely positioned near the beautiful White Tank Mountain Regional Park, with easy access to the 303 and just a short drive into Surprise. The Falcon Dunes Golf Course and Granite Falls Golf Course are also a few minutes away. Families will love the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park located nearly across the street, which houses the state’s largest collection of exotic animals with fun special features like carnival rides and a driving safari.
The city of Surprise has a population of 128,000 and jobs to sustain a mix of arts & culture, shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation for its neighborhoods. Sports fans will love the proximity to Surprise Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers during Cactus League Spring Training. The entertainment district offers bowling, laser tag and full-service restaurant options, plus stores and shopping in Towne Center mall. Waddell is served by Mountain View School and Shadow Ridge High School.