Welcome to Glendale

Paradise found — A sun-drenched paradise for lovers of sports, mountains, and desert landscape

Located near the center of Arizona and just minutes away from the state capital of Phoenix, Glendale offers all the amenities and activities found in much larger cities. Yet, it retains an easily accessible hometown feel. Whether you're a sports fan (e.g., golfing, football), a naturist (e.g., desert trails, nearby mountains), or you simply love living in a sun-drenched environment, Glendale and the surrounding community may become the perfect home for you.

What to Love

  • Year-round sunshine
  • Mountain scenery
  • Desert hiking trails
  • Home of the NFL Arizona Cardinals

Local Lifestyle

Depending upon a person's tastes, Glendale offers a wonderful mix of activities normally found in much larger cities, along with multiple outlets for those who want to live close to nature. Those who prefer city life can enjoy everything from upscale shopping to renowned golf courses, along with exciting events held in Glendale's world-class sports stadium. Those who prefer to get off the beaten path will find natural, peaceful desert life just minutes away. Glendale's outlying desert is the ideal place to take a bike ride or hike a trail to enjoy the colossal sky above, distant mountain views, and local desert wildlife.  

For those who truly want to make Glendale their forever home, there are multiple standout communities, each with well-maintained neighborhoods, specifically designed to complement this amazing desert region of the U.S. Options include homes that embrace traditional architecture, beautiful mid-century homes, as well as those whose design encompasses the southwestern architecture the region is known for around the country. Each type of home design comes complete with all the amenities that enhance both indoor and outdoor living experiences, which are so in demand by today's modern homeowners.

Of course, virtually every neighborhood has easy access to the major freeways running throughout the region, making work/play/school/shopping just minutes away for residents of Glendale.

Dining, Entertaining & Shopping

Of course, no great neighborhood is complete without interesting places to dine, shop, and get together with friends and family members. If you're looking for a casual yet fun place to gather after an epic game at the stadium, consider the Yard House, known for its amazing beer selection and New American fare. For those with something different in mind, check out the great sushi options or happy hour at the Kabuki Japanese Restaurant.

In the mood for a shopping adventure? Check out the outdoor shopping setting at Arrowhead Towne Center, conveniently located just off the freeway. Be sure to also visit Tanger Outlets Phoenix. And don't let the name fool you. This outlet mall is still in Glendale, and it has all your favorite stores, including Kate Spade New York, Coach, Nike, Calvin Klein, and more.

Also, consider the many outdoor events that take place in the area, especially during the spring when the weather is particularly welcoming to out-of-town friends and family members. Sports-minded guests will appreciate watching multiple major league baseball teams practice their skills at the spring training games held at Camelback Ranch. Other options to entertain winter-weary guests include a visit to the Thunderbird Conservation Park or the Xeriscape Botanical Gardens to take in all the local natural scenery.

Things to Do

New residents will soon become familiar with Glendale's Westgate Entertainment District, which offers everything from live music on the weekends to dancing and nightlife, community and sporting events, and so much more. Of course, resident sports fans are always delighted when their State Farm stadium is selected (February 12, 2023) to host the Super Bowl. 

If football and baseball aren't enough, check out the Gila River Arena for more sports/entertainment options. This exciting venue offers everything from top-name concerts to the NHL games of the Arizona Coyotes. Also in the works for the Spring of 2023 is a new entertainment venue, the VAI Resort, which will feature over 1,200 luxury hotel suites, 13 fine dining options, and white sandy beaches, complete with a massive water park.


Both the Glendale Union High School District and the Glendale Elementary School District serve the Glendale community. One noted school is:


  • Mountain Ridge High School (rated an impressive 8 out of 10)

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