Peoria is currently the sixth largest city in Arizona for land area and the ninth largest for population. It was named after Peoria, Illinois and is now larger in population than its namesake. It is the spring training home of the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners who share the Peoria Sports Complex. In July 2008, Money magazine listed Peoria in its “Top 100 Places to Live”. Peoria’s proximity to big city amenities along with its low crime rate, low cost of living, and favorable taxes that make it an ideal location for people to retire early.