Waddell is an unincorporated community in Maricopa County, Arizona located, northwest of the city of Phoenix.

Waddell is named after Donald Ware Waddell, native of Ohio, who was a partner in the New York City investment firm of Brandon, Gordon and Waddell. It was this firm that organized the private financing for construction of the dam for the water reclamation project that creates Lake Pleasant. The intended Waddell town site was laid out by Donald W. Waddell in 1935, on property he owned on the northeast corner of Waddell Road and Cotton Lane.  Waddell moved to the area to oversee the firm’s interests in the project. He served on the board of the Maricopa Water District and invested in land through his interests in the Arizona Citrus Land Company and the Waddell Ranch Company.

In 1937 the Waddell Post Office was established inside the store on the original town site. Later the post office moved across the street and shared space with the cotton gin office. The current Waddell Post Office was built in 1992 and is located on Glendale Avenue and Cotton Lane, four miles south of the original site. The town never did develop, but remained a post office and place name for the area.

The dam on the Agua Fria River that creates Lake Pleasant – was renamed for Donald W. Waddell in 1963, shortly after his death, in recognition of his contributions to the Maricopa Water.

With the expansion of the city of Surprise, use of the name Waddell to describe the location is rapidly falling into disuse. Influence of the name can still be seen in the name of Waddell Road, an arterial street running through Surprise, as well as the New Waddell Dam at Lake Pleasant.

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$234,900
9131 N 185TH Avenue, Waddell, AZ 85355
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2379
Year Built: 2006
Subdivision: CORTESSA
Description: Beautiful 4 bedroom home in Waddell! Stainless steel appliances and island...
Last Updated: October - 19 - 2019
$249,900
18260 W VOGEL Avenue, Waddell, AZ 85355
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1681
Year Built: 2011
Subdivision: CORTESSA
Description: Beautiful single story Open floor plan with split bedrooms and a Den. Maste...
Last Updated: October - 03 - 2019
$259,490
8874 N 186TH Lane, Waddell, AZ 85355
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1613
Year Built: 2019
Subdivision: WHITE TANK FOOTHILLS PARCEL 18
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Last Updated: October - 15 - 2019
$259,800
18111 W PUGET Avenue, Waddell, AZ 85355
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2265
Year Built: 2007
Subdivision: WHITE TANK FOOTHILLS PARCEL 7
Description: Enter this move-in ready home to formal living & dining. Open floor plan fo...
Last Updated: October - 12 - 2019
$259,900
9219 N 182ND Lane, Waddell, AZ 85355
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1818
Year Built: 2008
Subdivision: CORTESSA
Description: This Is It! Move In Ready 4 Bed + Den And 3 Bath Now Available In Highly D...
Last Updated: October - 13 - 2019
$264,000
18368 W MISSION Lane, Waddell, AZ 85355
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2953
Year Built: 2008
Subdivision: CORTESSA
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Last Updated: October - 15 - 2019
$264,890
18646 W TOWNLEY Avenue, Waddell, AZ 85355
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1613
Year Built: 2019
Subdivision: WHITE TANK FOOTHILLS PARCEL 18
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Last Updated: October - 01 - 2019
$265,000
18531 W MISSION Lane, Waddell, AZ 85355
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2379
Year Built: 2005
Subdivision: CORTESSA
Description: This Waddell two-story home offers a kitchen island, granite kitchen counte...
Last Updated: October - 19 - 2019
$265,000
18609 W PALO VERDE Avenue, Waddell, AZ 85355
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2661
Year Built: 2006
Subdivision: CORTESSA
Description: A fantastic 4 bed, 2.5 bath property located in Waddell is now on the marke...
Last Updated: October - 18 - 2019
$266,490
8862 N 186TH Lane, Waddell, AZ 85355
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Property Type: Residential
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1912
Year Built: 2019
Subdivision: WHITE TANK FOOTHILLS PARCEL 18
Description: Brand NEW energy-efficient home ready November-December 2019! Eclipse charm...
Last Updated: October - 15 - 2019

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