About the City

The city of Glendale is a vibrant and welcoming metropolitan city with extraordinary opportunities for everyone to prosper, connect, and experience all that is remarkable about our community.  Incorporated in 1910, Glendale is home to both historic attractions like Sahuaro Ranch Park and state of the art entertainment facilities like State Farm Stadium the home of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals and the 2008, 2015, and 2023 Super Bowls. 

The city is home to natural preserves such as Thunderbird Conservation Park and high-tech manufacturers like Conair and Honeywell Aerospace.  The city can also boast medical school Midwestern University, the only veterinary school in the state of Arizona, and Luke Air Force Base, the training home for new F-35 pilots. 

The Westgate Entertainment District is Arizona’s premier entertainment destination offering a vibrant outdoor setting with unique water features and an interactive shopping, dining and entertainment experience.  Nearby, the city’s Desert Diamond Arena hosts numerous concerts and other events throughout the year. 

We are 250,784 residents and nearly 2000 employees working together to make our city the community of choice for those looking to live, work, or play in metropolitan Phoenix.  Our tagline, You Belong Here, is the sentiment we want people to feel about our community and is characteristic of our mission; we improve the lives of the people we serve every day.  Whether you’re a history buff or a professional sports fan, You Belong Here.  Whether you’re a resident, a business owner, a visitor, or a city employee, You Belong Here – and we’re going to prove it through our exceptional customer service and unmatched quality of life.