Avondale, Arizona Real Estate and Information

Avondale, Arizona Real Estate and Information

Avondale, Arizona is located in Maricopa County, about 18 miles west of downtown Phoenix. It population is around 76,200, but trying to pin down a specific number is a little harder here than in most places. Why? It’s because Avondale has grown 111% since 2000 and continues to attract residents because of what it offers.

Currently covering a little more than 45 square miles, with 93 square miles in its general planning area, Avondale real estate for sale consists of diversified office centers, retail plazas and a thriving medical and health care community.

The city boasts one of Arizona's largest auto malls, Avondale Automall, which goes hand-in-hand with perhaps Avondale's largest claim to fame, the Phoenix International Raceway. This “Jewel in the Desert” annually attracts about 250,000 NASCAR race fans.

Avondale was officially incorporated in 1946. It subsequently adopted what's commonly referred to as a city council-city manager form of government, meaning that decisions on policies are made by the city council and mayor. The city manager and staff are responsible for implementing these decisions.

Shopping and Dining

Due to its relatively close proximity to the Phoenix metropolitan area, Avondale, AZ real estate for sale is just a quick jaunt east on Interstate 10 from virtually any and all retail and restaurant choices you could want. Avondale's residents are fortunate that they don't have to leave their home town to experience the same, or at least very similar, shopping and dining opportunities.

Here you have major national retailers, such as Sam's Club, Kohl's, Walmart Supercenter, Best Buy, Costco and Marshalls. The city also plays host to local shopping centers, like Avondale Plaza, Shops at Alameda Crossing and Coldwater Plaza.

Avondale is not all malls and shopping centers, however, it is home to numerous locally owned and operated stores and eateries. When in town, be sure to check out these one-of-a-kind spots:

  • Purpose Thrift Boutique
  • Ed's Fish & Chips
  • ONO Hawaiian BBQ
  • Augusta's House and Pet Sitting LLC
  • Bikram Yoga Avondale
  • Claim Jumper restaurant
  • Tony's Cafe
  • Palermo's Pizza

Parks and Recreation

This lovely suburban city not only provides approximately 200 acres of parkland and 7.5 miles of multi-purpose lakeside trails, but Avondale also is home to Monument Hill, a 1,158-foot hill near the confluence of the Salt and Gila rivers, marking the State of Arizona's initial survey point.

The area in and around Avondale plays host to two Major League Baseball teams' spring training facilities; it is also only 11 miles from the University of Phoenix Stadium used by the Cardinals of the NFL and Jobing.com Arena, the home of the Phoenix Cardinals of the NHL. American Sports Centers Avondale at the Randall McDaniel Sports Complex is an 83,000-square-foot sports mecca, containing indoor facilities for basketball, soccer and volleyball.

Another city park of note is Avondale Friendship Park. Here you will find 10 multi-purpose athletic fields, two basketball courts, three playgrounds, a dog park and much more.

Living

The vast majority of the Avondale real estate for sale is not very far away from attractive employment opportunities. Here is a list of some of the largest companies and other employers in Avondale, along with the number of employees for each (from the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce's website):

  • Agua Fria School District – 378
  • Avondale School District – 470
  • Arizona Machinery Company – 150
  • Avondale Automotive – 350
  • City of Avondale – 355
  • Estrella Mountain Community College – 90
  • SunBridge Estrella Care & Rehabilitation – 125
  • Vulcan Materials/Calmat Litchfield Landfill – 250
  • Walmart Supercenter Stores, Inc. – 281

Schools, Health, Transportation

Avondale's public education needs are served by a total of six school districts, two of which are high school districts, and four elementary school districts.

Hospitals, medical care centers and health care facilities in and near Avondale include West Valley Hospital (about 5 miles away in Goodyear), Banner Estrella Medical Center (about 5 miles away in Phoenix) and Maryvale Hospital (about 9 miles away in Phoenix).

There are several transportation options for the residents and visitors of Avondale, including Dial-A-Ride, fixed-route bus service and the ZOOM Circulator bus service.

 

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in Avondale, give us a call at (623) 414-4515 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

Contact Information

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The Kothe Team
Essential Properties, Inc
1616 N Litchfield Rd #240
Goodyear AZ 85395
Office: 602-717-0604
Cell: 602-717-4792
Fax: (866) 602-5803