Glendale, Arizona Real Estate and Information

Glendale, Arizona Real Estate and Information

Glendale, Arizona is a well known suburb of Phoenix, only about nine miles northwest of that city's downtown area. Glendale’s population is about 226,700, and the city has grown by over 5% since 2000.

Glendale is the home of the National Hockey League's Phoenix Coyotes, the National Football League's Arizona Cardinals, and the spring training home of Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. The sparkling, unique University of Phoenix Stadium opened in Glendale in 2006, and has since played host to the 2011 BCS National Championship Game, WrestleMania XXVI and Super Bowl XLII.

Nearly all of the Glendale, AZ real estate for sale is close to several parks, golf courses and myriad shopping and dining opportunities.

Shopping and Dining

We begin our virtual tour of Glendale's shopping and dining extravaganza in what is affectionately called Historic Downtown Glendale, where the eclectic heartbeat of the city originates.

The 10-square-block downtown area is divided into two distinct neighborhoods: Old Towne, containing sidewalks trimmed with bricks, and wonderfully anachronistic gaslights bathing the streets with gold as you meander through the antique shops and ethnically diverse eateries; and Historic Catlin Court, containing majestically tall and mature trees, providing sun-dappled shade for the bungalows with white picket fences that have been transformed into specialty shops.

There are so many exceptional local retailers and restaurants downtown that it would be unfair to mention some and exclude others. Luckily Glendale's Convention & Visitors Bureau provides us with a highly detailed map, containing specific directions, street names, restaurants, shops, ATMs, and all kinds of other cool stuff, which you can get simply by clicking here.

When you're in the mood for some mall shopping, Glendale's got you covered there too. Just head on over to the beautiful Arrowhead Towne Center, which you'll find just off the Loop 101 highway. Housing more than 170 retailers and eateries, a couple of water fountains and a movie theater, Arrowhead Towne Center is one of the region's biggest malls. Be sure to also check out Westgate City Center for an outdoor shopping and dining experience. Choose from such dining options as Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville and McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon, among many others. Not only will you have an exceptional array of shopping and dining options to choose from, but you'll also be able to take in a movie at the AMC Theatres. Just across from Westgate City Center you can visit Cabela's for all your outdoor sporting needs. On top of that, the Westgate City Center is located next to Jobing.com Arena, which is home to the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes and it's also adjacent to the University of Phoenix Stadium, which is home to the NFL's Arizona Cardinals.

Parks and Recreation

Much of Glendale, AZ real estate for sale is on or near parks, trails and other recreational facilities. The City of Glendale's Parks and Recreation Department provides a wide range of educational, social and recreational activities, including special interest classes and after school programs. The city takes care of park maintenance and scheduling events at its 44 facilities, such as meeting rooms, swimming pools, and recreation centers.

Outside of town you will find miles and miles of hiking trails, most of which are open from sunup to sundown and are relatively easy. Here is a list of a few to get you started:

  • Skunk Creek Linear Park – 3.5-mile linear trail
  • Thunderbird Park – a series of trails that cover about 20 miles
  • Bridle Path – 9-mile decomposed granite trail originally built for equestrian purposes
  • Thunderbird Paseo Path – 4-mile linear trail
  • Grand Canal Linear Park – 3.25-mile linear trail

Glendale also offers more than 100 miles of bike trails, and plays host to the Glendale Family Bike Ride, an annual event designed to encourage family bicycle fun.

Living

According to the information website Sperling's Best Places, the median cost for a home in Glendale in 2012 is $110,100, with home appreciation at about 8.18 percent during the last year. It is also a relatively affordable suburban city in which to live, with a cost of living about 11.7 percent lower than the United States average.

Glendale is also where you'll discover the largest training facility for fighter pilots in the world, Luke Air Force Base, which holds more than 300 aircraft and about 8,000 personnel.

Other community festivals and likewise enjoyable attractions in and around the city include:

  • Glendale Glitter & Glow Block Party (Jan. 12th, 2013)
  • Glendale Chocolate Affaire (Feb. 8th - 10th, 2013)
  • Glendale Jazz & Blues Festival (Apr. 14th - 15th, 2013)
  • Arizona Broadway Theatre
  • Arizona Broadway Theatre
  • Brelby Theatre Company
  • Cerreta Candy Company
  • Challenger Space Center
  • Desert Botanical Garden
  • GFWC Glendale Woman’s Club
  • Theater Works
  • West Valley Symphony

Schools, Health, Transportation

The public education for Glendale's K-12 aged schoolchildren is served by the following school districts:

  • Deer Valley Unified School District
  • Dysart Unified School District
  • Peoria Unified School District
  • Glendale Union High School District
  • Phoenix Union High School District
  • Tolleson Union High School District
  • Alhambra Elementary School District
  • Glendale Elementary School District
  • Pendergast Elementary School District
  • Washington Elementary School District

Glendale area medical and health care facilities include Arrowhead Hospital, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Maryvale Hospital (about 7 miles away in Phoenix), Banner Estrella Medical Center (about 7 miles away in Phoenix) and Phoenix Baptist Hospital (about 8 miles away in Phoenix).

Just about any public transportation option you could want is available in Glendale, such as carpool and vanpool options, Dial-A-Ride, Express Park-and-Ride, Glendale Urban Shuttle and fixed-route bus service. For air travel, Glendale is only about 16 miles (depending on one's exact departure location) from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, 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