Glendale, the 6th largest city in Arizona, is located approximately 10 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix. It was established in 1892 by W.J. Murphy who constructed the 40-mile Arizona Canal which brought water to the desert land followed by an 18-mile diagonal road he named Grand Avenue.
For a city of modest size, Glendale provides a nice assortment of arts and entertainment offerings: some of the more notable are The Bead Museum, The Historic Manistee Ranch, Max’s Sports Bar Museum, The Marshall Way Arts District, The Historic Sahuaro Ranch, Xeriscape Botanical Garden at Glendale Main Library, and Glendale Historic District (10 square blocks of antique shops, charming restaurants, boutiques, and specialty shops).
For sports enthusiasts, Glendale is home to the Arizona Cardinals (NFL). Glendale houses the State Farm Stadium which has hosted two recent NFL Super Bowls.
Glendale is also home to Midwestern University - Phoenix area’s first medical school, as well as Thunderbird School of Global Management - a post-graduate international business school.