Characterized by picturesque mountain views and serene waterfront plots in Glendale, Arizona, Arrowhead Ranch has become widely known as the home of some of the most desirable properties in the Grand Canyon State. Nestled in the foothills of Thunderbird Mountain, this master-planned community offers everything from championship golf via the Arrowhead Country Club to world-class shopping at the Arrowhead Towne Center. Following is a list of 10 things to do within 10 minutes of this lovely community:
If you want to shop or eat or go to a movie, this is the place for you. One of the newer malls in the greater Phoenix area, it is located in northern Glendale at 75th Avenue and Bell Road.
There are about 1,000 acres of desert preserve here, the only mountain preserve in Glendale. Major jogging trails and bike trails are here, along with horseback riding and picnicking opportunities.
Considered one of the best demonstration gardens in the state, the garden has over 1,000 varieties of desert plants on about 4 acres. The walking paths of the garden are open every day, and there is no charge. Want some ideas for your yard? This is the place to go!
Home of the Arizona Cardinals, the Fiesta Bowl, and the BCS Championship Game, as well as many conventions and trade shows. The public can even take a guided tour of the stadium on non-game days.
Westgate City Center is a shopping and entertainment destination adjacent to Jobing.com Arena and University of Phoenix Stadium. Although there are several stores there, it is known more for the restaurants and bars, as well as for the fountains and entertainment events.
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Sahuaro Ranch is just north of downtown Glendale. Built in 1885, there are 17 ranch buildings available to be toured on this 17 acre property which also includes a rose garden. Many special events are held at the Sahuaro Ranch, including the popular Antique Tractor and Engine Show each February.
Take a special guided tour of this family-owned hometown candy factory. They’ll show you how a sea of caramel becomes wrapped, tempting, tasty treats. Learn how cream centers are enrobed in luscious chocolate. These tours are about 30 minutes long and are offered Monday through Friday.
The Bead Museum
The Bead Museum got its start in 1984 in Prescott, Arizona. Now it thrives in the heart of Historic Downtown Glendale, Arizona, just a few minutes west of Phoenix. Here you’ll discover a fun and unique small museum dedicated to the art of beads and beading.
Half huge retailer and half tourist attraction, this store for the hunting and fishing folks has a museum, an aquarium, and other attractions inside. Cabela’s is located within walking distance from the Glendale Arena, and within about a mile of Cardinals Stadium.
And Just For Golfers
- Desert Mirage Golf Course, Desert Mirage Course
9 holes over 2,095 yards with a par of 31 (Public)
8710 W Maryland Ave
Glendale, AZ 85305-2467
2 miles from the center of Glendale
- Glen Lakes Golf Course, Glen Lakes Course
9 holes over 2,403 yards with a par of 33 (Public)
5450 W Northern Ave
Glendale, AZ 85301-1406
3 miles from the center of Glendale
- Bellaire Golf Club, Bellaire Course
18 holes over 3,493 yards with a par of 59 (Public)
17233 N 45th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308-3551
- The Legend At Arrowhead, Legend Course
18 holes over 7,005 yards with a par of 72 (Public)
21027 N 67th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308-6401
11 miles from the center of Glendale
- The 500 Club at Adobe Dam, Futures Course
9 holes over 1,620 yards with a par of 28 (Public)
4707 W Pinnacle Peak Rd
Glendale, AZ 85310-3825
13 miles from the center of Glendale
- Adobe Dam Family Golf Center
9 holes over 1,757 yards with a par of 31 (Public)
3847 W Pinnacle Peak Rd
Glendale, AZ 85310-4101
13 miles from the center of Glendale