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Living and Shopping in Glendale AZ

Feb 8

Glendale AZ is the West Valley’s cultural heartbeat with a historic downtown and an abundance of unique local businesses. From charming family owned shops to trendy breweries, boutiques and restaurants there is something for everyone in this diverse city. Premier Med Spa Glendale AZ.

Glendale’s roots date back to 1892 when it was a Temperance Colony and was incorporated in 1910. The quaint bungalows in Old Town Glendale and Catlin Court have maintained their original charm with small local businesses, but have evolved to accommodate the tastes of the new generation. In recent years Glendale has welcomed a number of hipster cafes, taprooms and live music venues that add to the variety and character of the city.

Those who prefer to explore the outdoors will love Glendale’s natural playground of the Sonoran Desert. The large White Tank Mountain Regional Park is the best place to experience this wilderness and features miles of biking, hiking and horseback riding trails. Other great hiking trails can be found at the historic Camelback Canyon and Phoenix Mountains Preserves.

Shopping is a popular activity in Glendale and there are a number of excellent locally owned shops that provide unique gifts and one-of-a-kind cards for any occasion. Signatures Invitations carries a wide range of custom and handmade invitations as well as unique small artisan gifts that are perfect for the holiday season.

For those that prefer a modern mall there is Arrowhead Towne Center and also Tanger Outlets, both offering the latest brand name clothes, shoes, accessories and more at discounted prices. The city’s outdoor mall, Camelback Corridor, is also a top shopping destination with a vast selection of retail and restaurant options.

Dining in Glendale is a culinary adventure that is sure to please any palate. There are numerous neighborhood restaurants that offer a variety of foods including American, Mexican and Asian cuisines. The city is also home to a few fast food chains such as McDonalds, Taco Bell and KFC, but there are many more independently owned and operated eateries as well.

The Glendale 9 Screens Drive-In by West Wind is the city’s retro drive-in movie theater that blends old with new using a state of the art digital projection system but keeping that nostalgic feel. Cheap tickets, double feature days, Family Night Tuesdays and even free movie nights for kids make this a great spot to take the whole family for a fun and affordable movie experience.

The city is also home to several parks and recreation centers that offer a wide variety of activities. The Glendale Arts Center provides an opportunity to get creative in a wide array of mediums and the Desert Botanical Gardens are a beautiful display of botanical beauty and tranquility. There is also the Deer Valley Rock Art Center which is a museum, nature preserve and archaeological site with over 1,500 ancient Native American petroglyphs to be viewed. In addition, the city maintains a number of public golf courses and tennis courts that are available for all to use.


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