The city of Glendale is a suburb in the west valley about nine miles Northwest from Downtown Phoenix. Claiming the title “Arizona’s Antique Capital”, Glendale’s town center features block upon block of quaint antique shops housed in historic homes and is anchored by a city park that is home to Glendale Glitters, one of the largest holiday light displays in the west.
Home to the Phoenix Coyotes NHL hockey team and the Arizona Cardinals NFL foot ball team this city offers plenty of venues for sports lovers. Jobing.com Arena and University of Phoenix Stadium, home bases of the Coyotes and Cardinals respectively, are located in the Westgate City Center. Camelback Ranch-Glendale, which is technically across the border in sister city Phoenix but is operated by Glendale, provides spring training facilities for the Chicago White Sox and L. A. Dodgers of Major League Baseball.
Several institutions of higher education can be found in Glendale. Glendale Community College is a member of the Maricopa Community College system. Midwestern University, a graduate college of medicine and the Thunderbird School of Global Management are also within the borders of Glendale, while Arizona State University’s west campus is located in Phoenix directly across the border.
Some interesting facts about Glendale:
- Population according to 2010 Census is 226,721
- Total land area is 55.8 square miles
- City of Glendale hosted the 2008 Super Bowl and is scheduled to host the 2015 Super Bowl
Notable attractions include:
- Glendale Chocolate Affaire (every February)
- Glendale Glitters Light Festival (every December)
- Glendale Jazz and Blues Festival (April 2012)
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