Avondale is a city adjacent to Phoenix and has a total area of 41.3 square miles. According to 2010 Census Bureau, the population of the city is 76,238 and is projected to rise to 106,000 by 2020. Nestled at the base of the scenic Estrella Mountains, Avondale is located along the Interstate I-10 corridor, and just a 15-minute commute from the heart of Phoenix.
Hundreds of thousands of visitors come to Avondale yearly to experience all types of national sporting events. Avondale is home to Phoenix International Raceway (PIR), which hosts two NASCAR races annually attracting nearly 400,000 enthusiasts and hundreds of race teams, contributing hundreds of millions of dollars into the state and local economy. Avondale is also minutes from the University of Phoenix Stadium, Jobing.com Arena and many Cactus League stadiums.
For nature lovers, Avondale offers wildlife viewing, hiking, biking and trail running opportunities on the developing Tres Rios Recreation Corridor and Maricopa County’s Estrella Mountain Regional Park. The Audubon Society and Bird Life International has recognized the Tres Rios as an “Important Bird Area” with over 150 species of birds attracted to the area.