Living in Glendale Arizona: Glendale, Arizona is located in Maricopa County, Arizona approximately nine miles northwest of downtown Phoenix. In 2010 the city reported a population of 226,721. This now bustling town was once a desert wasteland but thanks to the construction of the Arizona Canal in 1885 which then brought water to the desert.
Notable for Antiques: One of the most notable things about Glendale is its reputation as “Arizona’s Antique Capital.” It also includes the very popular Arrowhead Towne Center Mall, Midwestern University which is noted as Phoenix’s first medical school as well as the Thunderbird School of Global Management, a post-graduate international business school.
Attractions of Interest: Glendale Chocolate Festival that is held every February, Glendale Glitters, an attraction every, December, Glendale Jazz and Blues Festival, The Historic Manistee and Sahuaro Ranches, Factory tour of the Cerreta Candy Company
Glendale is also home to a number of historic properties as well. These properties and businesses are included either on the National Registry of Historic Places or the Glendale Arizona Historical Society. There are two major sports arenas: University of Phoenix Stadium and Jobing.com Arena both of which are part of the Glendale Sports and Entertainment District development plan. The City of Glendale owns both of these venues.
Cost of Living: Those who wish to move to Glendale may find it rather attractive compared to other places. The cost of living in Glendale is 8.2 percent less than the average in Arizona and 6.5 percent less than the national average. However, the cost of healthcare is higher than the national average—on a scale of 100, Glendale’s healthcare index is 104.