Tolleson was incorporated as a city in 1929 after being named for its founder, W.G. Tolleson, and is now included in the Maricopa County of Arizona. Top employers in the city include JBS Packerland, Americold, PepsiCo, Rousseau Farming Company, and Fry's Food and Drug, providing career options for local residents of the town as well as commuters. Education is provided by the Tolleson Union High School District, the Tolleson Elementary School District, the Littleton Elementary School District, and the Fowler Elementary School District, easily covering all the needs of younger students working their way through primary schooling. For the area that it covers, Tolleson is brimming with residential and commercial buildings ready to serve locals, considering itself a self-contained community and proving it by its colorful variety of shops and stores.

Tolleson is a petite town in Arizona occupying only around 5.6 square miles of land. The population, as of 2010, was just over 6,500 people. Homes in Tolleson are of medium pricing occasionally extending into the lower end, providing excellent prices for larger homes that could easily accommodate a family. In 2013 it was noted that the cost of living index for Tolleson, Arizona was lower than the United States average, making it all the more appealing as an affordable and charming town.

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