Avondale is a vibrant city, and premier destination for NASCAR racing, education, arts, wildlife watching, festivals, shopping, dining, recreation and family living. Its convenient location puts Avondale at the heart of it all!
Avondale is nestled at the base of the scenic Sierra Estrella Mountains where the Agua Fria and Gila Rivers meet, yet right off of Interstate 10 – Avondale is just 15 minutes from metro Phoenix, in the heart of the West Valley. With over 76,000 residents, Avondale’s population is expected to top off at 123,000 by 2020. An array of shopping, restaurants, fine hotels and other commercial ventures have developed in the last few years. Planning is now underway for the Avondale City Center, a corridor along Avondale Boulevard envisioned as the premier destination for the West Valley.
This area will showcase shopping, restaurants and entertainment, with exciting mixed use developments to include hotels, higher quality-higher density housing and professional office space, thus creating a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere conducive to both daytime and night-time activities. Opportunities to excel in education are boundless – home to Estrella Mountain Community College, Northern Arizona University State Distance Learning, Rio Salado College @ Avondale and Universal Technical Institute, Avondale is only minutes away from ASU’s Downtown and West campuses, as well as Midwestern University and the University of Phoenix. Avondale offers local and regional events, including soccer tournaments at Friendship and Festival Fields Parks, plenty of tee times at Coldwater Golf Club, and will soon feature Arizona’s largest indoor sports court complex, American Sports Centers – Avondale, for hosting basketball, soccer, volleyball and more!
For nature lovers, Avondale offers wildlife viewing, hiking, biking and trail running opportunities on the developing Tres Rios Recreation Corridor and Maricopa County’s Estrella Mountain Regional Park, which is located at the base of the Sierra Estrella Mountains. Hundreds of thousands of visitors come to Avondale yearly to experience all types of national sporting events. Home to Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) and host to two NASCAR races annually, Avondale is also less than five miles away from the Arizona Cardinals’ University of Phoenix Stadium and the Phoenix Coyotes NHL hockey team’s Gila River Arena. And baseball lovers will find themselves just minutes away from local spring training baseball facilities – seasonal home to the Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds. Be in the heart of it all – come out to Avondale!