Peoria, Arizona was founded and named by Mid-western settlers from Peoria, IL in 1886. Peoria was incorporated in 1954, once only one square mile, now spreading across 176 square miles. Only 13 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix, and right next door to Glendale, the list of amenities, activities, and entertainment are extensive. Take a quick drive to Lake Pleasant, Arizona’s second largest lake, or perhaps a spring training game at the Peoria Sports complex, home to the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners. Maybe consider Turf Soaring School, freefalling from the sky, or a visit to the cultural center. Fine and casual dining to meet all appetites, shops, sports and sporting events, parks, and the great outdoors are all immediately within your reach. No matter what you enjoy during your vacation, Peoria has something to offer everyone. Contact our Signature Vacation Rentals offices for more information and to find the perfect vacation home rental.