Glendale, Arizona is located northwest of Phoenix and is considered part of the greater Phoenix area. During the past decade it has been one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, and is Arizona's 4th largest city.
Vital Statistics (as of 2000 Census):
The population of Glendale, Arizona is just over 225,000. The median age of a Glendale resident is about 31 years old, and more than 56% of people in Glendale who are over 25 years old have had at least some college education. The median income of a Glendale, Arizona household is about $45,000.
Glendale's Major Employers/Industries:
The top five employers in Glendale, Arizona are Luke Air Force Base, Arrowhead Towne Center, Thunderbird Samaritan Medical Center, Honeywell, and the City of Glendale.
Education in Glendale:
There are four elementary and secondary school districts in Glendale. The American Graduate School of International Management ("Thunderbird") is internationally recognized as one of the best schools in the world for international business. Midwestern University is the first private health sciences school in Arizona. In addition, the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Glendale Community College, and Arizona State University's West Campus are all located in Glendale.
Arrowhead Regional Mall, Historic Downtown Glendale and Antique District, Glendale Civic Center. In 2006 the NFL's Arizona Cardinals will play football in a new stadium in Glendale, and in 2003 the Phoenix Coyotes will play ice hockey at their new arena.
Median Home Price:
The median price of a new home in Glendale, Arizona is about $165,000. The median price of a pre-owned home is about $135,000.
Glendale, Arizona Factoids:
(1) Glendale was founded in 1892 by W.J. Murphy and incorporated in 1910. (2) Glendale, Arizona is located in Maricopa County. (3) According to the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, "The number of households in the Arrowhead Ranch area of Glendale (zip code 85308) with at least $1 million in worth increased by 214.4 percent between 1996 and 2001." (4) Mayor Elaine Scruggs is the longest seated mayor in the metropolitan Phoenix area. She has been the Mayor of Glendale since February 1993.
The City of Glendale provides this bit of trivia at their Web site: "Ostrich feathers were a huge business in Glendale from the late 1800s until around 1914 when World War I began. It was said that their diet of Glendale-grown alfalfa provided the feathers with a unique luster not found anywhere else in the world."