Glendale is a popular city in Maricopa County, Arizona, located approximately nine miles northwest from Downtown Phoenix. Glendale is known as "Arizona's Antique Capital" as it is the home to the famous Arrowhead Towne Center mall as well as Phoenix's first medical school Midwestern University. Glendale also houses the Thunderbird School of Global Management, which is a major post-graduate international business school. The city continues to thrive every year and has great plans for the upcoming ones, including the extension of Valley Metro Rail service, which will reprise the role played by the Phoenix Street Railway between 1911 and 1926. The city of Glendale serves a population of approximately 246,709, according to the 2017 U.S. Census.
In the late 1800s, the area now known as Glendale was just desert land. Then, William John Murphy, a New York native who resided in Arizona at the time, was put in charge of building a 40-mile long Arizona Canal. In 1885, the canal was completed, bringing water to the desert land. Two years later, Murphy formed the Arizona Improvement Company. He started referring to the desert land as "Glendale" and sought to develop interest from potential settlers and investors by creating an 18-mile long diagonal road called Grand Avenue that provided better access from Phoenix to Glendale. In 1891, more than 70 families moved to Glendale and formed a temperance colony. After the construction of the railroad from Prescott to Phoenix, Glendale settlers were more easily able to transport goods to the north as well as receive building materials for business. Additionally, the Beet Sugar Factory in 1906 added to the rapid growth of Glendale. While the success of the factory ended during 1913, it played a significant role in the great migration of immigrant and migrant settlers in the city of Glendale.
Glendale is served by many school districts, including the following: Unified School District, Deer Valley Unified School District, Dysart Unified School District, and 11 more districts. For those seeking higher education, we house several college campuses in Glendale, including Glendale Community College, Glendale Community College North, Arizona State University's Thunderbird School of Global Management and Midwestern University.
Spas and Recreation
Known for our amazing and relaxing spas, Glendale offers a variety of spas for residents and visitors, including the Massage Green Spa-Arrowhead, The Village at Arrowhead, Spa Botanica, Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel and Spa, True REST Float Spa and many more. There is also a wide range of entertainment and recreation available, including Glendale Central Theatre (for Broadway shows) and Pacific Theater Glendale 18 and other theater complexes (for the latest movie releases). The Glendale Historic District also includes a variety of activities. It is located in the historic downtown area of Glendale and has more than 80 antique shops, great restaurants and a beautiful park for both adults and children. A few great restaurants to visit include Opa Life Greek Café, Whiskey Rose, Soleil, Yard House, and Kabuki Japanese restaurant; all these restaurants are also located near Glendale's stadiums.
The city of Glendale has two major sports venues: Gila River Arena and State Farm Stadium, which are both part of the Glendale Sports and Entertainment District development plan to grow the lightly populated Yucca district. Gila River Arena (formerly known as Glendale Arena, then Jobing.com Arena) and Westgate City are next to State Farm Stadium. Gila River Arena is the home of the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). In 2009, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball shared the Camelback-Ranch-Glendale spring training complex and stadium.
In 2010, the inaugural Street League Skateboarding event was first held in Glendale and has returned annually. Since 2006, State Farm Stadium has been home field of the NFL's Arizona Cardinals. Additionally, the annual Fiesta Bowl college football game has been held at the State Farm Stadium since 2007. Since its inception, the stadium has held WrestleMania XXVI, NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, two Super Bowls, three college football national championship games and more. The State Farm Stadium was featured on the History Channel TV series and Modern Marvels because of its natural grass field.
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