Homes for Sale in Glendale
First settled in 1892, cowboys, farmers and ranchers wove the fabric and laid the foundation for what is the Glendale of today. Boasting an incredible multi-sport entertainment complex and one of the most renowned downtown shopping districts in America, Glendale offers its residents a perfect blend of modern excitement and historic charm. From family festivals to action-packed sporting events, (Glendale hosted Super Bowl XLII in 2008 and will play host again in 2015) this unique town is a treasure for residents who have decided to call it home.
As one of the largest and most desirable of the Phoenix suburbs, Glendale is an attractive home base for workers looking to live within an easy commute to downtown Phoenix. It is also a haven for retirees and part time residents who want a second home where they can enjoy warm winters and dry desert vistas. Among residential areas in Glendale, a few of the most popular neighborhoods are Arrowhead, Hillcrest Ranch, Missouri Ranch, Cortina, and Olive Green Villas.
Downtown Glendale’s famous business district is actually made up of three unique neighborhoods spanning 10 square blocks, and can easily be strolled in an afternoon. Historic Catlin Court has white picket fences and mature shade trees that welcome residents and tourists alike. Most of the specialty shops in this neighborhood are converted bungalows, adding to the charm of an already unique shopping experience.
Old Towne boasts brick-trimmed sidewalks leading the way to some of America’s most famous antique stores. In fact, it is the antique shops in this district that have led Glendale to bill itself as “Arizona’s Antique Capital” and Glendale has been named by USA Today and Sunset Magazine as one of America’s ten best places for antique shopping.
The third neighborhood (And the business district’s newest addition) is the Promenade at Palmaire, located in the center of downtown. This area features the Glendale Visitor Center, a parking structure with free covered parking and a growing lineup of shops and restaurants.
With an estimated population of more than 225,000, Glendale is separated from downtown Phoenix by less than 10 miles of open space and is the fifth largest city in the state of Arizona. Residents enjoy a home town that ranks in the top 5 US cities for sunshine, and is the home to several colleges and professional sporting teams including the Phoenix Coyotes (NHL) and the Arizona Cardinals (NFL).
Glendale’s top employers include Luke Air Force Base, Arrowhead Towne Center, Thunderbird Samaritan Medical Center, Honeywell, and the City of Glendale. Glendale was the first city in Arizona to establish a public art program, and now boasts over 180 publicly owned artworks, many devoted to paying tribute to the city’s early settlers. Other amenities that Glendale’s residents enjoy include a robust parks and recreation department, a thriving school system and a slew of world class golf courses.