Glendale, home to over 226,000 residents, is the fifth-largest city in the state of Arizona. Located in Maricopa County, it is a primary city in the Phoenix metropolitan area, the largest metro area in the state. Glendale is a major snowbird destination in the auto transport industry due to its relatively cool winter temperatures (compared to its average triple-digit highs in the summer), lack of snow, and abundant sunshine year-round. Glendale has a robust economy built primarily on tourism and retail, and the city is notable for its hosting spring training for several Major League Baseball teams as well as its sports venues used by the NCAA, the NFL, the MLB and the NHL, among other leagues.
After the construction of the Arizona Canal by William John Murphy in the 1880’s, Murphy began to sell land and water rights – which he owned – to the area directly south of the canal. Deeply in debt and hoping to make a buck or two, Murphy dubbed the land “Glendale,” and began selling parcels of land as quickly as he could. In 1891 some of the land was bought up by members of a temperance movement, and – thanks to the ban on alcohol at the time – more settlers began to arrive in the “dry” (no pun intended) town. The railroad came next, just before the turn of the century, which spurred growth in Glendale, and in 1906 the Beet Sugar Factory opened. Though lasting just seven years, the factory brought many new settlers to the area, playing an important role in the growth and development of Glendale.
During the summer months, average daily temperatures are usually above 100 degrees, topping out at an average of 106 degrees during the day in July and dropping down into the low 80’s overnight. Glendale is more popular during the winter months, as it is a major snowbird town (some residents of northern states own winter homes in Glendale and the surrounding Phoenix metro area to escape the colder northern winters, then move back up north in the spring to avoid the blistering Arizona summers). Average daily highs in the winter months top out in the mid-to-upper 60’s, with temperatures steadily rising come spring time. Overnight lows during the summer are much cooler, dropping into the low-to-mid 40’s on average.
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- City of Glendale Official Website: http://www.glendaleaz.com/
- Glendale on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glendale,_Arizona
- The Official Guide to Glendale: http://visitglendale.com/
- Glendale on City Data: http://www.city-data.com/city/Glendale-Arizona.html
Glendale Zip Codes Include:
85301, 85302, 85303, 85304, 85305, 85306, 85307, 85308, 85310, 85311, 85312, 85318