The West Valley is made up of 15 unique and united communities. More than 50,000 businesses are located in the 3,000 square mile area - which is located in the western-most portion of Maricopa County, and includes the greater Phoenix area west of Interstate 17.

1,272,747 residents call the West Valley their home. Luke Air Force Base, University of Phoenix Stadium, The Arizona Cardinals, The Arizona Coyotes, 9 Spring Training Teams, and Phoenix International Raceway are some of the West Valley's treasures.

Here is a look at each of the cities and towns that make up our region:


With its focus on the quality of life of residents and visitors, Avondale offers nearly 200 acres of parks and 7.5 miles of lakeside trails for active and passive activities. Avondale is also the proud home of Phoenix International Raceway (PIR), which boasts two exciting race weekends a year. Nearly 250,000 race fans attend these events, which are a boon to the regional economy.



Founded in 1888 and incorporated eight decades ago as a 440-acre town, Buckeye has surged into the 21st century with a 600-square-mile planning area. There are currently 22 master planned communities, and almost 400,000 single-family units have been approved. In just six of those developments, more than a quarter-million homes are planned, as well as 71 elementary schools, 13 high schools and more than 4,500 areas of commercial, retail and employment development.


El Mirage

El Mirage is considered the gateway to the Northwest Valley. Located in the heart of the rapidly growing West Valley, the community has grown from a small town to a diverse urban economy. Our city is just minutes away from several professional sports venues, some of the best golf courses in the Valley and high-end retail outlets. Over 32,000 people now call El Mirage home, a testament to their belief in our community and an increase of nearly 400 percent from five years ago.


Gila Bend

Gila Bend, founded in 1872, is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. The town is named for an approximately 90-degree bend in the Gila River, which is close to but not precisely at the community's current location. The town is just off Interstate 8 on Arizona State Route 85, which provides access between I-8 and Interstate 10 north of Gila Bend. In recognition of historical routes that pass through the area, the town's website refers to Gila Bend as "The Crossroads of the Southwest." According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 22.8 square miles (59 km2), all of it land.



Glendale, Arizona is proud to be the host city for the 2015 Super Bowl, an economic engine that benefits our entire state. This decision is a positive reinforcement on the entire region, highlighting our ability to put Arizona on a stage for the world to see. Glendale’s opportunity to host a Super Bowl honors the continued commitment to Arizona voters to use the state-of-the-art University of Phoenix stadium and the amenities and infrastructure that were built around the stadium in Glendale to attract hundreds of thousands of people while also pumping money into the local economy.



Nestled in the shadows of the Estrella Mountains, Goodyear is one of the fastest growing cities in the Valley. A mere 20 minutes west of downtown Phoenix, Goodyear offers all the advantages of a small community, with all the cultural and entertainment resources the metro Phoenix area offers.Averaging 16 percent growth per year from 2000 to 2006, Goodyear has been one of the fastest growing cities in the country.The future for Goodyear is exhilarating. Goodyear is the Spring Training home of the Cleveland Indians and the Cincinnati Reds.The airport, rail service and the location on I-10 between the Loop 101 and 303 freeways makes Goodyear very attractive to major employers.
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Litchfield Park

Litchfield Park, Arizona, is a small residential community in Maricopa County, only 2 miles north of I-10 and 16 miles west of central Phoenix, the historic center of the Southwest Valley. It is a unique city, envisioned to provide both aesthetic and commercial amenities. The magnificent palm and orange trees that were integrated into the urban design years ago, along with the mature landscaping, now serve to showcase miles of pathways, beautiful homes, charming sidewalk cafes, the celebrated Wigwam Resort and an award-winning school. The casual, yet invigorating, public spaces promote a sense of well-being and genuine community for its 5,476 residents.



Peoria boasts 160,000 residents, who in a 2013 Citizen Survey, 98 percent Peoria residents said they would recommend living in Peoria to anyone who asks! To regular vacationers and smart home buyers, Peoria has long been one of the most desirable locations in the Grand Canyon State. Peoria is ideally located for the sport and recreation enthusiast. Each spring, the Peoria Sports Complex becomes the spring training home to the San Diego Padres and the Seattle Mariners. There are four spring training sites within 10-miles of Peoria, so catching a Cactus League Spring Training game is easy.


West Phoenix

The city of Phoenix covers more than 500 square miles and has a population of more than 1.4 million, ranking it sixth in the country. While Phoenix is the corporate and industrial center of the southwest it has not forgotten its past, and it has retained its long-time reputation of friendliness and concern of its citizens for one another and their government. This has been attested to by the National Civic League, which four times since 1950 selected Phoenix as an 'All-America City' in competition with hundreds of other cities and towns across the nation. The hallmark of an All-America City is the extent that its private citizens get involved in the workings of their government.



Located about 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix, Surprise is where you can connect all aspects of your life- family, work and recreation. Our charming community is surrounded by mountain park lands, a regional lake and pristine, open Sonoran desert. The neighborhoods are clean, distinctive and unique, no wonder why nine out of 10 residents surveyed recommend Surprise as a place to live and start a business! Surprise Stadium is the Spring Training home of the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals. It's also where our community comes together for free family movie night events, Fourth of July fireworks and much more!



Tolleson is the west valley's industrial employment center hosting over 20 Fortune 500 companies employing more than 20,000, compared to just over 7,000 residents resulting in one of the most impressive jobs-to-residents ratios in the nation. Although small, Tolleson is in the middle of it all, with Phoenix International Raceway 10 minutes south and entertainment venues in Glendale, Peoria, Goodyear and Phoenix 10 minutes north and east. Our 6-square-mile city competes with communities throughout the country for economic development opportunities while remaining steadfast in commitment to our most fundamental values.



Wickenburg is known for its clean air, wide-open spaced, guest ranches, tourism and medical services sector. It is the Dude Ranch Capital of Arizona with four ranches that still offer a unique Western experience ranging from a cozy adobe hacienda to a modern ranch resort complete with championship golf course. The western ambiance, however, still thrives. The town has cherished the best traditions of its colorful early days. Through annual events such as Gold Rush Days & Rodeo, and the famous DC Ride, organizations such as the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce and the Desert Caballeros, and the determination and hard work of its citizens.



Youngtown is located in the northwest quadrant of Greater Phoenix. It is located between Highway 60 (the route to Las Vegas) and Olive Avenue, and between the Loop 101 and Loop 303 freeways. Its strategic location perfectly accommodates small manufacturing and distribution. Youngtown offers the advantages of a small town, but it also has the benefit of being located among major cities.