Here in Avondale, Arizona, home to some 76,000 residents, the Agua Fria River runs through it, splitting the town east and west. Vibrant with many small neighborhoods, Avondale has properties available in all price ranges. Homes tend to be modern, most built in the 1990s, 2000s or otherwise brand new. One very unique neighborhood is the master-planned Garden Lakes community. Although in the desert southwest, here you may forget where you are, as waterfront homes, boats, lush landscaping and parks characterize the area.
Although Avondale has been labeled by some as a suburb of Phoenix, the city itself continues to maintain its own identity. The West Valley View newspaper, published twice weekly since 1986 is still independent and headquartered in Avondale. This local periodical keeps neighbors informed about what's going on with local residents, schools and community developments. Library programs and special events are arranged for children, teens and adults. The city partners with local community centers and educators to offer classes in such subjects as art, fitness, writing, music and dance. Soccer, baseball, softball and basketball leagues maintain full schedules here. Active adult programs are provided to keep citizens 60 years of age and older active, healthy and with a purpose.
The city continues to invest in capital projects to improve water infrastructure, bicycle and pedestrian travel and ADA compliance. It's also working hard to be a sustainable city, with regular household hazardous waste round-ups, outreach regarding disposal of medications and personal care products and initiatives that cover clean air, recycling and water conservation. The Phoenix International Raceway is in Avondale and hosts two NASCAR events each year. Shopping, movie theatres and dining can be found adjacent to Interstate 10. Top rated eateries include TJ's Restaurant, a diner known for down-home food and large portions, Zeta's Grill, with fresh, healthy Mediterranean fare and Flavors of Louisiana, known for authentic Cajun cuisine. Estrella Mountain Community College is on the west side of the river, where students can either prepare for university transfer or major in any number of technical programs. Fishing for largemouth bass, rainbow trout, catfish, bluegill, carp and sunfish can be had in the Salt River, less than five miles from town. Birds and mammals can be spotted in their natural habitat in the 198-acre Base and Meridian Wildlife Area. If you're looking for big city convenience dotted with old western charm, give Avondale a look. Check out our properties to find your next home.