Community Overview

Avondale Living in Avondale means belonging to a vibrant community that really does have something for everyone. Many residents enjoy living in our family-oriented neighborhoods. Avondale prides itself as a wonderful community for people to live, work and play. As one of the area’s fastest growing communities, the City strives to provide open spaces and recreational amenities, and works to attract quality businesses and employers to the area. Avondale is the home of Phoenix International Raceway, an auto racing facility.

Buckeye was founded in 1888.  Buckeye, Arizona is now the fifth fastest growing city in the country according to the U.S. Census.  Buckeye is located just 35 miles west of Phoenix makes it convenient for work, sightseeing, and an exciting nightlife, yet far enough away to retain a comfortable small town feeling.

Glendale  Located about nine miles northwest from Downtown Phoenix. The population of the city is 245,895.  The NHL’s Coyotes and NFL’s Cardinals play in the University of Phoenix Stadium.  The entertainment center Westgate City Center  is located adjacent to the stadiums. The Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball both moved to the city of Phoenix  in 2009 for spring training and share a facility, known as Camelback Ranch-Glendale, which is in Phoenix but owned and operated by the City of Glendale. Luke AFB is located in Glendale.  Median income is $45,812.

Goodyear is located just twenty miles west of Phoenix on Interstate 10, which crosses Arizona between Los Angeles and Tucson, then on to Texas.  The Goodyear Ballpark is Spring Training home to the Cleveland Indians and he Cincinnati Reds. This facility opened in February 2009 and provides extensive recreational opportunities for residents as well as the Cactus League Spring Training facilities.  Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Abrazo West Campus Hospital Level 1 Trauma Center are located in Goodyear.  Population is 83,512 and the median household income $73,831.

Laveen's  Laveen is a community in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, situated eight miles southwest of Downtown Phoenix between South Mountain and the confluence of the Gila and Salt rivers.  The Laveen area has been inhabited by farmers and dairymen since the 1870s and has been populated and traveled across by the Pima and Maricopa tribal members. 

Litchfield Park The town of Litchfield Park is named for its founder, Paul Weeks Litchfield (1875-1959). He was an executive of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company who came to the Phoenix area in 1916 in search of suitable land to farm a long-staple cotton that had previously been available only from the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia and from Egypt. This cotton was needed to strengthen the rubber in the pneumatic tire, of which Goodyear was the world's largest producer.  The Wigwam Golf Resort is located in Litchfield Park.  Median household income is $97,848.

Peoria, Arizona is a dynamic desert community northwest of Phoenix with more than 154,000 residents.  Founded by settlers from Illinois in 1886, this onetime farming community was one of the nation’s fastest growing cities during the recent growth boom.   The city is home to Lake Pleasant – the state's second largest lake; and the Peoria Sports Complex – spring training home of Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners.Peoria boasts other award-winning facilities including the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts and Rio Vista Community Park and Recreation Center.

Surprise  Located about 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix, Surprise is where you can connect all aspects of your life- family, work and recreation. of Surprise:Surprise Stadium is the Spring Training home of the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals  Surprise is the 10th largest city in the state of Arizona.

Tolleson The City of Tolleson has become a strong distribution hub for companies wishing to deliver products to southwestern markets. This is primarily due to its excellent location just south of the I-10 and the interchange with the new loop 101. The city of Tolleson hosts several large employers, including Sunland Beef, Kroger’s, Albertson’s, Salt River Project, and Sysco Food Systems.

Waddell is an unincorporated community in Maricopa County.  Waddell is named after Donald Ware Waddell, native of Ohio, who was a partner in the New York City investment firm of Brandon, Gordon and Waddell. It was this firm that organized the private financing for construction of the dam for the water reclamation project that creates Lake Pleasant.