Glendale is a city located nine miles north-west of Downtown Phoenix. It is situated in Maricopa County, in the American state of Arizona and is the 4th largest city in the state. Glendale is home to several major arts and cultural institutions. It also has easy access to many major league sports activities, and live concert events.
Glendale is home to Jobing.com Arena - a sports and entertainment arena. As a suburb of Phoenix, Glendale’s economy is intertwined with that of the larger Phoenix area. A few of the major employers in Glendale include Luke Air Force Base, Arrowhead Towne Center, Thunderbird Samaritan Medical Center and Honeywell. Phoenix is prominent banking and finance center. It is the regional headquarters for several major banks, including JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, US Bank, Bank of America, Compass Bank, and Midfirst Bank. There are many options for serviced offices to let in the Glendale area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Glendale is home to the Arrowhead Towne Center. This is an enclosed shopping mall that is anchored by Macy’s, Sears, Dillard’s, JCPenney, and AMC Theatres. This is the only enclosed mall in the western suburbs of Phoenix. Nearby entertainment options include the Phoenix Symphony Hall, home to the Phoenix Symphony. The Arizona Opera and Ballet Arizona also stage many of their productions at Symphony Hall. The 1927 Orpheum Theater features Broadway shows, Beauty Pageants, Concerts, and more. Dining options in the area include La Piazza Al Forno, A Touch of European Café, Saddle Ranch Chop House, Arrowhead Grill, Bitz-ee Mama’s, and Pedro’s. Haus Murphy’s is a popular German restaurant located in West Glendale. Well known for their German festivities and tasty schnitzel this is a great place to enjoy an evening of beer, entertainment and great food.
The nearest major airport to Glendale is the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights from Phoenix, Arizona and is 15 miles from the city center. The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport also serves the area and is 45 miles from Glendale. There are three Amtrak train station within a 30 mile radius of the city center. The Valley METRO bus service also offers connections to the city and the Glendale Urban Shuttle provides transport links within the local district. There are also numerous places to rent a car in this area.