Economy in Glendale AZGlendale is a suburb of Phoenix. This proximity creates a significant economic impact and the prosperity of the city. Glendale houses a large part of the Phoenix area workforce and this is reflected in the stable real estate prices. The real estate market and the industry surrounding it is a stable revenue stream for the city and one of the major contributors of wealth in the area. Real estate value is closely linked to the high income profile of the city’s middle and upper middle class residents. Almost Home’s Glendale corporate apartments reflect this moderately upscale environment.
ClimateBring plenty of hot-weather clothing to your furnished apartment. Glendale has a hot desert climate. Spring is mild with temperatures ranging from highs of 70°F in February to 77° in March. Summers are hot and dry, with temperatures reaching a peak of 106° in July, with the record temperature being 121°F. Fall averages 88° in October to lows of 52° in November. The cooler months stretch between December and early February where the lows are in the 40s.
History of Glendale AZThe area that is currently Glendale was originally a desert wasteland outside of Phoenix. It did not have a natural source of water and thus was uninhabited. In 1885 William John Murphy, who worked for the Arizona Canal Company was put in charge of building a canal, 40 miles long, from the Granite Reef. In return for his efforts he had elected to be paid in stock, bond and land, instead of cash. This decision to not be paid in cash was detrimental because he had eventually run out of his own funds and had to sell portions of land to finance his construction. In 1891 Murphy organized a temperance colony and the project was a success. More like-minded families moved to the area because of the ban on alcohol. Finally in 1895, Murphy platted the land and began on construction. He then traded land rights for the railroad traveling from Phoenix to Prescott. The railroad passed through Glendale. A stop was built in Glendale and the inclusion of transport made the town more attractive and the population increased further due to the ability of residents to trade with the larger cities, yet live in a cost effective area.
Places to Eat in Glendale AZ
- Little Saigon on N 57th Ave: This Vietnamese restaurant is casual but a little upscale compared to most Asian restaurants. They are particularly suited for lunch and dinner. They serve a limited selection of wine and some beer. The food is inexpensive and comes in average portions. The favorite here is the Black Pepper Ribs with Caramelized Onions.
- La Piazza al Forno on W Glendale Ave: This is an Italian pizza place serving pizza and other Italian favorites in a casual and friendly environment. The restaurant is clean and the service is rapid. The ingredients are fresh and the portions are average. The Margarita Pizza is one of the favorites here and so is the Caprese Salad.
- European Cafe on N 57th Dr: The food here is Polish in flavor with Pierogies and stuffed cabbage on the menu. The priced here are average. They offer take out but not delivery. There is outdoor seating in addition to the indoor seating. There is no alcohol served here.
- Sushi Catcher on W Bell Rd: This is a good place to get typical sushi in a clean and inviting environment. They have all the standard sushi choices and sashimi as well. There is plenty of parking and they’re open late, until 10 pm.
- Le Chalet on W Bell Rd: This is a French restaurant specializing in fondues. It presents a casual environment that has a full bar and is great for dinner. There is outdoor seating in addition to the tables inside. It’s open every day till 9pm.
Things to do in Glendale AZ
- Museum: The Kathydid Insect Museum on W Bethany Home Rd is an extensive insect museum that has thousands of insects and bugs on display. They are mounted in cases and clearly labeled. There are even lizards and snakes on display. Admission is free for kids below the age of 6.
- Golf: The Legend at Arrowhead is a par 72 Arnold Palmer design that plays 7,005 yards from the back tees. The course is set amidst six lakes and mature, towering palm trees and undulating fairways that increases the challenge progressively into the game.
- Parks: Sahuaro Ranch Park on N 59th Ave is one of the best parks in Glendale. There are historic buildings amidst recreational facilities that make the visit a fun experience. There are picnic facilities, playgrounds, chickens and peacocks and an off-leash dog park.