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Quality of Life

The West Valley is a great place to work, live and play. Quality communities with award winning K-12 education, major league entertainment and some of the state’s top recreational locations make the West Valley an ideal place for the whole family.


Major League Fun

Arizona Cardinals
Phoenix Coyotes
Phoenix International Raceway

9 of the 15 Greater Phoenix Major League Baseball Spring Training Teams call the West Valley Home

Chicago White Sox
Cincinnati Reds
Cleveland Indians
Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Dodgers
Milwaukee Brewers
San Diego Padres
Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Arizona Broadway Theatre
Maricopa County’s largest professional non-profit theater company.

Arizona Challenger Space Center
One of only three Smithsonian Institution Affiliates in Greater Phoenix, offering quality exhibits and programs for families and people of all ages amidst an exciting backdrop of space exploration.

Arts HQ - West Valley Arts Council
The Arts HQ is destined to become the West Valley’s gathering place for artistic inspiration, and will serve as the official headquarters for arts and cultural information for our region’s residents and visitors. 2,500 square feet of gallery space, outdoor patio and breezeway will host a myriad of arts and culture events for the West Valley.

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park
Arizona’s largest collection of exotic animals with over 6,000 animals representing more than 600 exotic and endangered species.

Parks and Recreation

Lake Pleasant
White Tank Mountains
World-Class Golf Courses and Resorts

K-12 Education Snapshot

· 24 K-12 School Districts
· Nearly 100 K-12 Charter Schools, including a BASIS Charter School and Great Hearts Academies
· National award-winning districts, educators and administrators.

· West-MEC, the Western Maricopa Education Center, is the West Valley’s Joint Technical Education District (JTED) providing students innovative Career and Technical Education programs that will prepare them to enter the workforce and pursue continuing education.