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Located about nine miles northwest of Downtown Phoenix, Glendale is a city within Maricopa County, Arizona. Glendale has a total area of 55.8 square feet, of which, 55.7 square miles is land.  The 12 zip codes for Glendale AZ real estate include: 85301 85307, 85308, 85318, 85302, 85303, 85304, 85305, 85306, 85310, 85311 and 85312.

Glendale AZ homes for sale are just minutes away from several outdoor recreation hot spots, including: hiking trails, rivers and one of the state’s most popular boating destinations - Lake Pleasant.  Glendale also offers a wide array of recreational programs and facilities through the parks and recreation department.  The popular Arrowhead Towne Center, a regional enclosed shopping mall, is located in the northwest part of the city.  


Notable attractions and events in Glendale include:  Downtown Glendale with Glendale Glitters around Christmas; Glendale Chocolate Festival; Glendale Jazz and Blues Festival; Historic Manistee Ranch; Historic Sahuaro Ranch; Cerreta Candy Co. factory tour; Downtown Glendale antique shops and restaurants; Deer Valley Rock Art Center; University of Phoenix Stadium (home field of the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL); and Gila River Arena.  


Home to an incredible multi-sport entertainment complex along with elite meeting facilities, top-notch accommodations and one of the most renowned downtown shopping districts in America, Glendale is a beautiful blend of new excitement and historic charm. Lush parks, community programs, established neighborhoods, exciting new communities, and first-rate educational institutions - Glendale offers residents a superior quality of life!

Housing Overview

You'll find a variety of Glendale AZ homes for sale and living styles to choose from - well-established neighborhoods with tree-lined streets to new developments with centralized parks and amenities for growing families to the latest in urban living at the city’s core.


The median home value is $157,500. The median age of Glendale AZ real estate is 27 years. Renters make up 35.16% of the population and 12.52% of houses and apartments are unoccupied (vacancy rate).

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Residential utility service providers for Glendale include:


As of 2014, the population of Glendale is 229,331 with 3,824 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 32.5. 37.2.  47.49% of residents of Glendale AZ real estate are married and 12.46% are divorced. The average household size is 2.86 people. 33.00% are married with children, and 22.06% have children and are single.


Glendale gets around 7 inches of rain per year and no snowfall. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 27. On average, buyers of Glendale AZ homes for sale can look forward to 301 magnificent sunny days per year - with July highs around 106 degrees and January lows around 40 degrees. The comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 45 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable (The US average is 44).

Education Overview

The following school districts serve the city of Glendale:  Deer Valley Unified School District, Dysart Unified School District, Peoria Unified School District (headquartered in Glendale), Glendale Union High School District, Phoenix Union High School District, Tolleson Union High School District, Alhambra Elementary School District, Glendale Elementary School District, Pendergast Elementary School District and Washington Elementary School District.  Schools in Glendale spend $9,030 per student. There are 20 students per teacher, 692 students per librarian, and 822 students per counselor.

There are several higher education campuses in the city.  Glendale Community College and Glendale Community College North (just across the border in northwestern Phoenix), are members of the Maricopa County Community College District.  Arizona State University has its Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale and its West campus just across the border from Glendale in west Phoenix. Midwestern University is a graduate college of medicine located in the city. Click here for a complete directory of colleges and universities in or near Glendale.  

Economic Overview

Major employers in Glendale include:  Banner Health System, Arrowhead Hospital, CSAA/AAA, Honeywell Aerospace, Humana Healthcare, Empereon Constar , Midwestern University, Ace Building Maintenance Co, Bechtel Corporation, Conair Corporation, Arrowhead Mall, Wal-Mart - multiple locations, Westgate, Tanger Outlets, Sanderson Ford, US Air Force - Luke AFB, DVUSD #97, GU High School Dist. #205, Glendale Community College and GE School District #40.

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The unemployment rate in Glendale is 5.20%, with job growth of 1.99%.  Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 38.80%.  Glendale sales tax rate is 9.20% and income tax is 3.36%. The income per capita is $22,867, which includes all adults and children. The median household income of Glendale residents is $50,567.

Leasure & Interesting Things to Do

Click here for a directory of interesting things to do in Glendale, including: Spas; Sports, Golf; Dining & Nightlife; Family Attractions; Outdoor Adventure; History & Heritage; Nature, Arts & Culture; Shopping; and Upcoming Events.

Medical Centers/Hospitals

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Easy freeway access and well-planned arterials make getting around the Valley from Glendale a breeze.  Public transportation serving home buyers of Glendale AZ real estate includes: Northwest Valley Dial-A-Ride and Valley Metro. The nearest major airport serving Glendale is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX / KPHX),offering international and domestic flights from Phoenix - 15 miles from the center of Glendale. Another major airport is Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA / KIWA), offering domestic flights from Mesa - 45 miles from Glendale.


If you are a buyer, it is my pleasure to assist you in finding the perfect home in the right neighborhood to fit your lifestyle, preferences and needs. I focus my Maricopa County real estate services in the following communities, but not limited to: Phoenix (Northwest), AnthemGlendalePeoriaSun CitySun City West and Surprise.  

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If you are considering selling your current home, I utilize the latest real estate marketing tools on and offline to expose your Glendale AZ real estate property to the widest range of qualified buyers. It's my foremost goal to market your home to sell as quickly as possible and for the highest return on your investment.


Whether you’re looking to buy, sell or invest, my mission is to provide exceptional customer service while assisting you throughout the transaction. My extensive knowledge of the Glendale AZ real estate market allows me to guide my clients intelligently. Please give me a call today, or fill out the online contact form, and let me know how I can best serve your real estate needs. 

I look forward to speaking with you!

Rochelle Navarro, Professional Licensed Realtor® 
Rochelle Navarro Homes
West USA Realty
16150 N Arrowhead Fountains Ctr Dr, STE 100, Peoria, AZ 85382
Office: 623-282-2674
Cell:  623.282.2674 (Best)
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