Glendale : Arizona

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What it's Like to Retire in Glendale

Glendale is a former farming town on the outskirts of Phoenix that in the years since WWII was overwhelmed by and became part of the huge Phoenix Megapolis.  The population has exploded to over 250,000.  During the last world war it hosted a training base for the U.S. Army AIr Corps, home to the Thunderbirds.  That base became the campus for what is now known as the Thunderbird School of Global Management, one of several institutions of higher education in Glendale.

The area is very popular with retirees. The University of Phoenix Stadium is the new home of the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. Photos courtesy of Wikipedia; the Jobing Arena by Paul Kucher and downtown Glendale by Evette.
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Where to Retire in Glendale and Home Prices

There are any number of communities and developments around Glendale and its neighboring towns.  The median sale price of a home was $189,325, in early 2016, according to Zillow.com.

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What is special about Glendale

Winters are relatively warm. Real estate is inexpensive.  If you like professional sports, they are right here in town. Some parts of Glendale are walkable.

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What is not special about Glendale

Summers are brutally hot. The crime rate is well above average. Suburban sprawl, thy name is Glendale.
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Who will like retirement in Glendale

People looking for a home in the desert with warmer winters and low humidity will like it in Glendale.
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Local economy is driven by

Construction, public administration

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Climate and Physical Environment

Average January temperature in Glendale is in the mid 50's with the average July temperature over 80 degrees.

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are plenty of restaurants in the area. In addition to professional sports within the city limits, nearby Phoenix offers some of the leading cultural attractions in America.
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Crime

The crime rate is significantly above average.
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Medical facilities

There are medical facilities within Glendale such as Arrowhead Hospital; nearby Phoenix has many more.
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Transportation

Glendale has a high Walk Score of 68.8 from walkscore.com.

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Things to do in Glendale
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Facts about GLENDALE
  • State: AZ
  • Environment: Suburban,
  • City Population: 100,001+
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 0 -20
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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