Peoria is a city in Maricopa and Yavapai counties in the U.S. state of Arizona. It is a major suburb of Phoenix. Peoria is currently the sixth largest city in Arizona for land area, and the ninth largest for population. In July 2008, Money magazine listed Peoria in its "Top 100 Places to Live".
Peoria continues to grow successfully. Peoria's identity is more related to resort and leisure living than the past, as that type of lifestyle migrates from the northeast Valley to Peoria. Peoria has many mountains and hills in the northern end. Some include Sunrise Mountain, West Wing Mountain, East Wing Mountain, Calderwood Butte, Cholla Mountain, White Peak, Hieroglyphic Mountains, and Twin Buttes.
Peoria city limits are mostly within the Peoria Unified School District, however, some portions of the northeastern end of the city limits are within the Deer Valley Unified School District, portions of the northwestern end of the city are within the Nadaburg Unified School District, and portions of the city in Yavapai County lie within the Wickenburg Unified School District.Read More ▾