I've lived here for 2 years now and have to say the city has a lot of shops and can be a great place for families. Im a young black career woman and I have a big problem with the police harassing not only me but my friends who live in the neighborhood who are also black. The cops here harass black people tremendously. Stopping anyone black for false reasons like wide turns or speeding. I never seen such harassment in my life and I lived in some very all white communities. Whenever my friends come and visit me they get stopped as well. Any one who is black just be aware and prepared cause the police here are very racist. They towed my neighbor and friend car who is a single black woman of 2 for a wide turn and wouldn't let her car out until after 30 days even though she had insurance and had the title to vehicle. They really all about taxing everyone to death with traffic tickets and guess how the city make their money. I would not recommend this city to anyone black and definitely will not be living there ever again. I live in Phoenix now and haven't had one problem with the police since. But I would advise anybody who went through what I did and what my family and friends did to stay out Avondale. The city is nice itself but the cops are super racist and hate black people.