On the western edge of the valley stretching 55 square miles lies Glendale, the Valley’s fifth-largest locale at a population of 335,000. Those looking to learn about the old west can explore the many ranches and historical sites littered around the area.
Westgate offers some of the best dining and bar scenes in the entire Valley, frequently showcasing live music and good times. As sports fans are already aware, Glendale may be best known as the home of the Arizona Cardinals and Arizona Coyotes in the University of Phoenix Stadium and Gila River Arena, respectively.
The venues don’t stop with the home teams; the football stadium is home to hundreds of events and expos as well as the annual Fiesta Bowl and occasionally the National Championship and Super Bowl. Gila River Arena remains one of the better concert venues in the Valley, adding even more entertainment to a stuffed bill. Winters bring Glendale Glitters, a dazzling light display downtown, and the spring provides both a chocolate and jazz/blues festival. Whether an individual or new, growing, or established family, Glendale has something to offer for everybody in a comfortable and affordable city setting.