Glendale was first settled in 1892, by families attracted to farming land, with a railroad link to Phoenix in 1895, Glendale’s population grew and was incorporated as a town in 1910,
Since then, the population has grown to almost 250,000 and has been a part of the national stage with the State Farm Stadium, home to the NFL team the Arizona Cardinals and hosting the Superbowl twice. Glendale also has a major concert venue with Gila River Arena and also is a hub for education with the ASU West campus and Glendale Community College,
A historic downtown comprising two neighborhoods, boasts tree lined sidewalks lighted by gaslights and it is famous for its antique stores and locally owned shops and restaurants!
Glendale truly has something for everyone and is a great place to call home!
Homes and Communities
Glendale has homes for a wide variety of budgets and needs from starter homes to custom homes on horse properties, there is something to fit your needs and budget Here are some featured communities:
In 2012, Phoenix Magazine chose Arrowhead Lakes as the best place to live in Phoenix. Over 130 acres of lakes are surrounded by homes in this tranquil neighborhood with mountain views. Residents are ably to fish and has walking and biking trails throughout the development. The Legends of Arrowhead golf course is close by to perfect your game! Homes range in size from just under 1,500 sq ft to 6,500 and is a beautiful place to call home!
Hill Crest Ranch is located within minutes of the 101 highway and close to shopping, restaurants and other attractions! There are playgrounds, picnic areas as well as biking and walking trails to keep your family active, while enjoying the Sonoran Desert weather and mountain views! Homes range from 1,500 sq ft – 2,700 sq ft and provide everything you need in your new home!
Education choices for families is a major consideration for many families and Tolleson and the surrounding areas have school choices that include public, charter and private schools,
To research your school options for Glendale, click here: https://www.greatschools.org/arizona/glendale/schools
Parks and Recreation
Thunderbird Conservation Park – This 1,185- acre park is dedicated to preserving the natural desert environment. You can enjoy hiking, mountain biking as well as horseback riding. Bird watching is also a favorite past-time – looking for quails, hummingbirds, woodpeckers and Grebes eagles to mention a few! A great place to stay active and close to your new home!
Sahauro Ranch Park – This is called the crown jewel of Glendale’s park system. This historic park features a 17- acre historic ranch with 13 original buildings. a rose garden and orchards. While wildlife such as peacocks roam the park! Sahuaro Ranch also has playgrounds, a dog park, and picnic areas with grills and ramadas, Soccer fields, volleyball courts, and a softball complex also make this park an amazing place to spend time with friends and family!
Camelback Ranch – This Spring Training stadium is home to MLB’s Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers and has 10,000 stadium seats with room for 3,000 on grass seating A fish stocked lakes separates the Dodgers and White Sox facilities adding to the beauty of this complex!
State Farm Stadium & Entertainment District – Experience world-class entertainment and the home of the Arizona Cardinals! The stadium holds 72,000 fans and has hosted both the Super Bowl and annual Fiesta Bowl. It boasts not only a retractable roof but a retractable field as well!`1
Westgate offers an outdoor shopping opportunity with restaurants, a movie theater and entertainment! Live music and concerts at Gila River Arena ensure there is something for everyone! Tanger Outlet Mall is also part of the complex and is a shopper’s paradise with stores such H & M, Kate Spade and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th