Glendale is a residential community northwest of Phoenix consisting of about 250,000 people. It covers about 56 square miles. Glendale was settled as a temperance colony in 1891. After the turn of the century a sugar beet factory brought workers into the area. About three fourths of the population is Caucasian and one fourth ethnically and racially diverse.
AZ CPA Pro PC serves a broad and varied clientele in Glendale. Major industries served include medical, real estate, construction, and services. Our Scottsdale and Peoria home offices provide easy access on both the east and west sides of the valley.Glendale charges a sales or Transaction Privilege Tax of 3.6% which, when added to the 5.6% county tax totals 9.2% of taxable sales.
Businesses must register and obtain a license to do business in the city. Property tax increases are limited to 1% of the property’s full value. The city does not impose an income tax.Median income is about $45,000 per year.
Notable attractions include:
- Adobe Mountain Desert Park
Glendale Chocolate Festival (every February)
Glendale Folk & Heritage Festival
Glendale Glitters (every December)
Glendale Jazz and Blues Festival
Historic Manistee Ranch
Historic Sahuaro Ranch Cerreta Candy Co. factory tour
Downtown Glendale featuring antique shops and restaurants
Deer Valley Rock Art Center
State Farm Stadium
Gila River Arena
Brelby Theatre Company
Spotlight Youth Theatre
Elsie McCarthy Sensory Garden
Westgate Entertainment District
Glendale is the site of two major sports venues: State Farm Stadium and Gila River Arena. Both venues are part of the Glendale Sports and Entertainment District development plan, meant to spur growth in the sparsely inhabited Yucca district. Both venues are owned by the City of Glendale.
State Farm Stadium has been the home field of the Arizona Cardinals in the National Football League since 2006, and the annual Fiesta Bowl college football game since 2007. Both the Cardinals and bowl game moved from Sun Devil Stadium on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe.
Since opening, the facility has brought two Super Bowls, three college football national championship games, the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, WrestleMania XXVI and International Champions Cup soccer to Glendale.