Glendale, Arizona is yet another suburb located in the greater Phoenix metropolitan and hosts a total population of approximately 240,000 residents who are known for an appreciation of antiques, folk heritage, and live music. Glendale sits at a short distance of nine miles from Phoenix and boasts a local economy that thrives on antiques and trading. Much like the rest of the Phoenix metro, Glendale exists in a hot desert climate with flora and fauna including cacti, desert palms, wildflowers, and an assortment of scaly cold blooded critters. While the entirety of Glendale is fairly modest, it does present itself as the home of the University of Phoenix Stadium, which acts as the stomping grounds for the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals. Aside from the stadium, Glendale’s higher education opportunities include Glendale Community College, which is located near Phoenix, however many residents find easy and convenient transportation to the University of Phoenix via the Valley Metro Rail public transit service.
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