Surprise is a relatively new town northwest of Phoenix, Glendale, and even Sun City. Previous to 1938 the area was nothing here but desert or ranches, but now it is filled with active adult developments (principally Sun City Grand, the newest of the Sun City developments in the Phoenix area). The population grew 280% from 2000 to 2011 - to almost 118,000. The 2007-2008 real estate crunch took a big toll here and in Phoenix, although further out areas like this were hardest hit. In 2013 Arizona is one of the better performing real estate markets in the country. Surprise is the spring training home of 2 major league baseball teams, the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers. The Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex hosts several professional events.