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A Great Place to Live!
Glendale can be found northwest of Phoenix. Glendale is often referred to as the center of the West Valley. In the last twenty years, it has been one of the quickest growing cities in the country and is the state of Arizona’s fifth largest town.
If you love sports, you will adore Glendale. The Arizona Cardinals home stadium is University of Phoenix stadium. The Arizona Coyotes hockey club plays at Jobing.com Arena. Camelback Ranch Glendale is home to the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox in spring training. Arizona Fall League baseball games and Arizona Rookie League baseball games are also played at Camelback Ranch.
There are an impressive list of educational destinations in Glendale. The American Graduate School of International Management, otherwise known as Thunderbird, is known worldwide as one of the top international business institutions in the world. Midwestern University is a non-profit graduate and professional school that specializes in health sciences education. Midwestern also houses the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. Glendale Community College opened its doors in 1965 and has been a mainstay of the community ever since. Arizona State University West opened in Glendale in 1984 and is one of four ASU campuses. The Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy for gifted children from ages 10 to 18 is on the east side of the campus.
Things to do in Glendale
Sunshine, Parks, and Music!
There is nary a gloomy day to be seen. Glendale is number 4 in cities with the highest average sunshine and number 3 in cities with the most days without clouds. That will give you plenty of opportunity to enjoy the seven major parks and 55 neighborhood parks. Thunderbird Conservation Park is one of the most popular. The park’s goal is to preserve the desert environment while at the same time allowing folks to enjoy its more than fifteen miles of multi-use trails. People enjoy picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, jogging and bird watching in the park.
At 35 acres, Wet ‘n’ Wild is the largest theme park in the state. With more than thirty attractions, you and your kids will love spending several refreshing cool days there every summer. Wet ‘n’ Wild Jr is great fun for the little ones and their parents. Kids and adults alike are sure to enjoy the Crazy Cactus Roaring River, Monsoon Bay, and the Mammoth Falls as well as the many more other water experiences.
Every summer for the last fifty years, Murphy Park Amphitheatre has hosted the Glendale Summer Band Concert series. It is free and runs for eight weeks every year in June and July.
Downtown Fun, Antiques, and Chocolate
USA Today and Sunset Magazine named Downtown Glendale one of the ten best places to shop in America. There are three neighborhoods. The Catlin Court Historic District originated in 1914 and is home to many bungalow style homes with white picket fences and beautiful luscious trees. Old Towne’s walkways are paved with brick and shimmering gas lamps. Feel free to amble amongst the ten easily walkable blocks. In the middle, you will find the Promenade at Palmaire and the Glendale Visitor Center.
At holiday time, Glendale is the place to be. One and a half million colorful twinkling lights are strung and hung all over the quaint downtown. The holiday lights are on display from 5 to 10 p.m. throughout the whole holiday season. Come and be dazzled as you stroll through town purchasing presents at special shops, enjoying hot chocolate, and snap some pictures at the stunning holiday tree.
Many people consider Glendale to be “Arizona’s Antique Capital.” There are many antique shops in the historic downtown area. Visit a few of the shops and you are sure to find several hidden treasures.
The Chocolate Affaire is a three day event held in February every year. Glendale’s own Cerreta Candy Company puts on the event. The store has tours and makes some giant chocolate sculptures specially for the event. Approximately forty vendors will offer special treats like bananas and strawberries coated in chocolate, deep-fried chocolate rocky road bacon, Aztec chocolate ice cream, and s’mores in a jar. Many of the downtown restaurants will offer a menu infused with a chocolate theme. You might find a strawberry and chocolate bruschetta or a Belgian chocolate cream pie.
Along with the chocolate, there is a large contingent of romance novelists that converge on Glendale to mix and study their craft. Also happening is the Plein Air Painting Competition. You will be able to watch artists paint out in the open air. The one day event is open to any artist over the age of 18. The winning paintings become part of Glendale’s permanent art collection. The paintings must be of actual scenes rather than having been painted from a photo. Artists are allowed to use acrylics, oils, watercolors, or pastels.
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