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A neighborhood guide to your Cactus League Stadiums

Every spring, the Boys of Summer invade the Phoenix Valley flocked by thousands of adoring fans seeking sunshine and autographs. And, while flights and hotel rooms are packed for these glorious weeks in February and March, one of the many benefits of owning a home in the Phoenix Valley is living right next door to all the Spring Training action.

Here’s a guide to the neighborhoods that host MLB’s Cactus League teams.

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Camelback Ranch

Home to: Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers

City: Glendale

Location: Northwest Valley

Median home price: $163,400

About Glendale “Glendale has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.” – Neighborhood Scout

Top things to do in Glendale  #1 according to Trip Advisor: Visit the Westgate Entertainment Center

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Goodyear Ballpark

Home to: Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians

City: Goodyear

Location: Southwest Valley

Median home price: $235,200

About Goodyear “Goodyear’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation.” – Neighborhood Scout

Top things to do in Goodyear #1 according to Trip Advisor: Corral West Horse Adventures

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Hohokam Stadium/Sloan Park

Home to: Oakland As/Chicago Cubs

City: Mesa

Location: Southeast Valley

Median home price: $168,500

About Mesa “There are reportedly more than 200 published authors living in Mesa.” – movoto.com

Top things to do in Mesa  #1 according to Trip Advisor: Commemorative Air Force Museum

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Maryvale Baseball Park

Home to: Milwaukee Brewers

City: Phoenix

Location: Central Valley

Median home price: $178,200

About Phoenix “Phoenix is the United States’ fifth-largest city with a population of over 1.6 million.” – Visit Phoenix.com

Top things to do in Phoenix  #1 according to Trip Advisor: Musical Instrument Museum

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Peoria Sports Complex

Home to: Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres

City: Peoria

Location: Northwest Valley

Median home price: $208,200

About Peoria “Peoria is home to Lake Pleasant Regional Park, a large water recreation area housing campgrounds and offering a variety of fishing and boating activities.” – City Town Info.com

Top things to do in Peoria #1 according to Trip Advisor: Peoria Sports Complex!

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Salt River Fields/Scottsdale Stadium

Home to: Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies/San Francisco Giants

City: Scottsdale

Location: Northeast Valley

Median home price: $405,000

About Scottsdale “A relatively large number of people worked from their home: 10.63% of the workforce.” – Neighborhood Scout

Top things to do in Scottsdale #1 according to Trip Advisor: Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center

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Surprise Stadium

Home to: Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers

City: Surprise

Location: Northwest Valley

Median home price: $197,600

About Surprise “Each fall the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex hosts the Surprise Tennis Championships featuring stars like Pete Sampras and Anna Kournikova.” Movoto.com

Top things to do in Surprise #1 according to Trip Advisor: Surprise Stadium!

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Tempe Diablo Stadium

Home to: LA Angels

City: Tempe

Location: Southeast Valley

Median home price: $219,900

About Tempe “Home to one of the nation’s largest universities, Arizona State, the citizens of Tempe are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.87% of adults in Tempe have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.” – Neighborhood Scout

Top things to do in Tempe #1 according to Trip Advisor: Visit Arizona State University

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All the towns in the Valley have their own unique qualities. Whether you are looking to escape cold winters, study at one of our fine universities or make the Phoenix Valley a more permanent home, I can guide you to finding the right fit for you…and who knows, maybe it will be just down the street from your favorite ball team.

p.s. If you end up being out of town during spring training, you can rent your home for top dollar, possibly to an MLB player. And, then you can ask him to sign a wall, as one of my clients did, making a great conversation piece.