The City of Glendale is situated next to Phoenix and runs from Pinnacle Peak Road to the north, to Camelback Road on the south and from 43rd Avenue on the east to Luke Air Force Base and Reems Road on the west.
Glendale offers a wide variety of family activities and dining opportunities and is well-known as the home of Luke Air Force Base. Glendale also boasts a unique shopping experience in its downtown district, with nearly 100 one-of-a-kind shops, carrying wares ranging from antique treasures and home-made crafts to pop-culture-finds. Delectable dining opportunities for every taste and ethnicity abound throughout the city, sure to satisfy whatever cuisine you crave.
Sports fans congregate in the newly-built University of Phoenix Stadium, to cheer on Arizona’s home football team, the Arizona Cardinals. This same field is also garnering national attention as the chosen venue for the 2008 Super Bowl. Hockey fans also howl in Glendale for Arizona’s NHL team, the Phoenix Coyotes. For the holidays, you can take the family to enjoy a time-honored twinkling event, the Glendale Glitters Holiday Lights Spectacular, (running from Thanksgiving until the middle of January).
Other visitor ‘hot-spots’ include the Cerreta Candy Company, Sahuaro Ranch, and family museums, (including the Police Museum and Bead Museum), aimed at entertaining and educating the public.
- Founded: February 27, 1892
- Incorporated: 1910
- Population: 252,618
- Elevation: 1,150 feet