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Best Places To Live In Glendale, AZ

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  • Glendale, AZ
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 239,943
  • I absolutely love Glendale, AZ. The city has such a friendly atmosphere, plus all of the perks of a big city, with a low cost. Moving from The Bay Area in California — Silicon Valley to be exact. I was…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score87
  • Sunset, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 15.4mi / 24.7km away
  • Population: 2,681
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  • Dava-Lakeshore, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 20.1mi / 32.4km away
  • Population: 1,124
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  • Tempe Gardens, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 17.7mi / 28.5km away
  • Population: 779
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  • Chandler, AZ
  • City: 25.9mi / 41.7km away
  • Population: 242,131
  • Entertainment and dining, friendly ness of residents, ease of traffic, ease of getting from one point to another, customer service in public services agencies…[read more]
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  • Lindon Park, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 15.1mi / 24.3km away
  • Population: n/a
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  • Duskfire, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 19.4mi / 31.3km away
  • Population: n/a
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  • Camelot Village, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 20.5mi / 33.0km away
  • Population: 1,544
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  • Peterson Park, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 16.1mi / 26.0km away
  • Population: n/a
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  • Alta Mira, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 21.6mi / 34.7km away
  • Population: 1,433
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  • Peoria, AZ
  • City: 4.3mi / 6.9km away
  • Population: 158,677
  • Are you 50+ years of age? Are you a republican? Do you love drinking, baseball & football? Do you enjoy 120-degree weather? Do you want mom & pop shops to die? If you said yes to any of these, then…[read more]
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  • Jen Tilly Terrace, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 17.6mi / 28.2km away
  • Population: 1,300
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  • Optimist Park Ne, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 20.1mi / 32.3km away
  • Population: 1,308
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  • Litchfield Park, AZ
  • City: 10.0mi / 16.1km away
  • Population: 5,449
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  • Tally Ho Farms, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 20.5mi / 33.0km away
  • Population: 583
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  • Surprise, AZ
  • City: 12.2mi / 19.6km away
  • Population: 127,492
  • The city of surprise is a beautiful place. It would not be a good place to live however. They have a young eager police force. You are taking a BIG risk driving through the city of Surprise Arizona. …[read more]
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  • Deer Creek, AZ
  • City: 11.1mi / 17.9km away
  • Population: 169
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  • Goodyear, AZ
  • City: 11.8mi / 19.0km away
  • Population: 72,629
  • Family & I moved to Goodyear in 2017 . Goodyear is any town usa. About as bland and suburban as it gets. No culture. No Mall. very little identity (aside from baseball & military) So why an exciting…[read more]
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  • Optimist Park Se, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 20.3mi / 32.7km away
  • Population: 985
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  • North Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 20.7mi / 33.3km away
  • Population: 123,245
  • South Scottsdale is located in the southeastern portion of the Valley of the Sun. The ease of access to Phoenix, Old Scottsdale, Scottsdale and the multitude of cities that surround Phoenix has been…[read more]
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  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • City: 15.4mi / 24.8km away
  • Population: 234,495
  • My ex and I lived in Scottsdale for 14 years raising our 2 children from babies to teenagers. Our first home was a condo in the central Scottsdale area which was convenient for runs along the canal and…[read more]
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  • East Rio, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 16.7mi / 26.8km away
  • Population: 252
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  • Paradise Valley, AZ
  • City: 13.2mi / 21.3km away
  • Population: 13,833
  • The best areas in Paradise Valley, AZ are Dolphinaris where you can get close to and swim with dolphins. You can visit the Phoenix Mountains Preserve that consists of Piestewa Peak, Camelback Mountain…[read more]
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  • Clark Park, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 16.4mi / 26.4km away
  • Population: 510
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  • Tally Ho Farms North, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 20.1mi / 32.4km away
  • Population: 490
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  • Shalimar, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 19.4mi / 31.2km away
  • Population: 633
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  • North Gateway, Phoenix, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 17.5mi / 28.2km away
  • Population: 17,226
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  • Cyprus Southwest, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 18.4mi / 29.6km away
  • Population: 1,972
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  • Daley Park, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 17.2mi / 27.7km away
  • Population: 495
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  • Brentwood-Cavalier, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 17.7mi / 28.5km away
  • Population: 492
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  • McClintock, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 18.9mi / 30.5km away
  • Population: 1,112
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  • Riverside, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 15.8mi / 25.4km away
  • Population: 1,763
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  • Sun City West, AZ
  • City: 13.6mi / 21.8km away
  • Population: 24,899
  • Sun City West is a wonderful place to live for a number of reasons. The weather is great, there are lots of sporting events to attend, and you'll never run out of great places to eat. If you want to…[read more]
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  • Raintree, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 19.8mi / 31.8km away
  • Population: 437
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  • Bell De Mar Crossing, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 19.3mi / 31.1km away
  • Population: 463
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  • Sun City, AZ
  • City: 7.8mi / 12.6km away
  • Population: 39,363
  • I love visiting the state of Arizona. Sun City Arizona is a great stop on this visit. This city is the Original Fun city!! It creates a great atmosphere for adult leisure entertainment, but also is home…[read more]
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  • Paradise Valley, Phoenix, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 13.3mi / 21.4km away
  • Population: 178,412
  • Four decades ago me and three other friends, purchased and subdivided a five acre plot; each of us taking an acre and a quarter. It was located on FanFol Drive about a quarter mile from the corner of…[read more]
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  • Optimist Park Sw, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 19.9mi / 32.1km away
  • Population: 1,122
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  • Ahwatukee Foothills, Phoenix, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 15.9mi / 25.5km away
  • Population: 79,838
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  • South Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 15.3mi / 24.6km away
  • Population: 94,134
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  • Rural-Geneva, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 18.1mi / 29.2km away
  • Population: 1,078
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  • Superstition, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 18.0mi / 29.0km away
  • Population: 338
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  • Deer Valley, Phoenix, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 11.4mi / 18.3km away
  • Population: 170,028
  • I have owned my home in the Deer Valley area for over 27 years. It sits in an area that literally had nothing around it in the 1970s, when my friends would hold drinking parties out in the middle of…[read more]
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  • Evergreen, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 19.9mi / 32.0km away
  • Population: 1,223
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  • Duskfire II, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 19.9mi / 32.1km away
  • Population: 362
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  • Corona Del Sol, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 21.0mi / 33.8km away
  • Population: 237
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  • Mission Ridge, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 21.3mi / 34.2km away
  • Population: 195
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  • Optimist Park Nw, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 19.6mi / 31.6km away
  • Population: 1,150
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  • Knoell Gardens, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 16.1mi / 25.9km away
  • Population: 284
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  • Wood Park, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 17.5mi / 28.1km away
  • Population: 4,260
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  • Alameda-Campus, Tempe, AZ
  • Neighborhood: 17.6mi / 28.3km away
  • Population: 495

Glendale, AZ: Arizona's New West

Glendale is a city in Maricopa County's West Valley and is located approximately nine miles northwest of Downtown Phoenix. It has a total area of 59.75 square miles with 59.36 square miles of land and 0.39 square miles of water. Glendale calls itself "Arizona's Antique Capital" and “Arizona’s New West.” It is an ideal blend of the old and the new and the rustic and the luxurious. The population in 2010, was approximately 225,000; and the estimate for 2016 was almost 250,000, which was quite an impressive increase.

Many school districts serve Glendale. It also is home to Midwestern University, the first medical school in metropolitan Phoenix, as well as the Thunderbird School of Global Management's post-graduate international business school. Glendale has two major sports: the University of Phoenix Stadium is the home of the NFL's Arizona Cardinals, and the Gila River Arena is the home of the NHL's Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League. Some of the annual popular events include the Glendale Chocolate Festival every February, the Glendale Glitters every December, the Glendale Folk and Heritage Festival, and the Glendale Jazz and Blues Festival.

The West Valley's vibrant cultural scene and attractions appeal to residents and visitors of all ages. The West Valley Symphony brings the sensational entertainment of some of the world’s greatest music on select Sundays at 3:00 PM at the Valley Vista Performing Arts Center in Surprise. For instance, November 19, 2017, will have “2 Symphonies, 1 Concert” with selections by Beethoven and Mendelssohn. December 17, 2017, will present “Happy Holidays” along with the West Valley Youth Orchestra, and there will be “The Nutcracker Suite” and other holiday selections.

The Arizona Challenger Space Center, a living tribute to those brave pioneer Challenger visionaries and pioneers, is currently closed until they move into a new facility in Glendale or Surprise. Glendale has suggested the 6,735-square-foot vacant former Bead Museum in downtown, and those merchants are anxious to have the Center as an attraction. The Center's building in Peoria had recently been sold. The organization, weighed down by a $3 million mortgage for years, wants to relocate where they can jump-start their finances with a city's support.

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