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Glendale, AZ

Glendale, AZ

Glendale, AZ

Moving to Glendale, Arizona?
In the late 1800s what is now known as Glendale, Arizona, was a desert wasteland.  At the hand of William J. Murphy and a team of builders, the Arizona Canal Project, the diagonal Grand Avenue, and the Glendale Grammar School came to be.  The city grew from the turn of the century on, and today Glendale is the 5th largest city in Arizona.  Glendale is a short 10-mile drive from Phoenix and is in an ideal location for travel across the state to the most famous attractions in Arizona.  Residents of Glendale would confirm that the city is perfect for everyday living, with safe neighborhoods and enough dining, entertainment, and shopping opportunities to keep anyone interested.


Information for Newcomers Moving to Glendale


  • Climate & Conditions. Expect near-constant sunshine and low humidity in Glendale.  Summers peak in the 90s while snow would be a miracle at any time of year.  Earthquakes in Glendale have an estimated 99% less chance of occurring than anywhere else in the country!

  • Population. Glendale has maintained a comfortable population of almost 230,000—a 15% increase from 2000. 

  • Education. Arizona State University West is located just across the Glendale border in Phoenix, AZ, and is a great opportunity for a degree in higher education.  The city also offers a selection of graduate and community colleges, as well as an array of proficient K-12 public schools.

  • Shop Glendale. Glendale is the self-acclaimed “Arizona’s Antique Capital,” boasting outlets throughout Historic Downtown Glendale and abroad.  For real shoppers, there’s Arrowhead Towne Center, located just off the Loop 101 freeway.

  • Food & Dining – With 450+ restaurants in Glendale, the possibilities are endless.  Relive mom’s home-baked warmth at The Spicery or witness the ultimate Asian culinary experience at ZANG Asian Bistro.  You might also want to try the award-winning German cuisine at Haus Murphy’s or go out for pizza at La Piazza Al Forno.

  • Sports & Entertainment – Home of the Arizona Cardinals NFL team and the University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale is a sports fan’s personal haven.  Include annual Blues and Chocolate Festivals, as well as Jobing.com Arena and the annual Glendale Glitters lights display, and you’ve got plenty of fun for the weekends.  Fun fact: Glendale will host the SuperBowl in 2015!

  • Notable Residents – Glendale is home to American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight Saga, Paul LoDucca, professional baseball player, Trent Franks, United States congressman, and NASCAR driver Michael McDowell, among many others!

Resources for New Residents Moving to Glendale:

City of Glendale
Map of Neighborhoods in Glendale, AZ
Glendale Chamber of Commerce
Arizona State University West
Arizona Motor Vehicle Division
Job Openings
Maricopa County Voter Registration

The service center for Glendale, AZ is located in Phoenix, AZ.

Information about Glendale, AZ

Est. Population: 252188
County: Maricopa
Latitude: 33.5333
Longitude: -112.1833
Zip Codes: 85301