Glendale is a midsize city with population of 246,531 in Arizona. It is one of the largest suburb in greater Phoenix area located nine miles northwest from Downtown Phoenix. The settlement began in 1892 and the population began growing with the completion of a railroad link to Phoenix in 1895. By 1910 Glendale incorporated as a town and has its own downtown with banks, groceries, theaters, depart ment stores, businesses, and surrounding neighborhoods.
Glendale features variety of attractions and activities including:
- Park: Deer Valley Rock Art Center, Thunderbird Conservation Park, Xeriscape Botanical Garden, Foothills Park, Northern Horizon Park, Thunderbird Paseo Park , City Parks.
- Museum: [www.beadmuseumaz.org|The Bead Museum], Police Museum
- Historic: Sahuaro Ranch,Manistee Ranch,
- Shopping: Historic Downtown Glendale, Arrowhead Towne Center, Westgate City Center, Citadelle Plaza, Cerreta Candy Company
- Entertainment: [www.delewebbcenter.org Webb Center for the Performing Arts]
- Sport: Phoenix Coyotes(NHL), Arizona Cardinals(NFL), Jobing.com Arena, University of Phoenix Stadium, Camelback Ranch.
- Event: Glendale Glitters
- Food: La Piazza Al Forno