In order for you to find the right area to rent, you will have to ask yourself what is important to you when looking for your new home in Arizona (such as price, number of bedrooms, square footage, pool, garage space, etc.). You also need to know what you are looking for in a neighborhood (distance from work, close to schools, newer neighborhood, close to a park, close to shopping, etc).
Situated in the southwest Valley, Laveen is bounded by the Salt River to the north, 27th Avenue on the east, the Gila River community on the west, and scenic South Mountain Park on the south. The village represents a unique area within the city limits because of its rural beauty and proud agricultural heritage as well as untapped potential. Strategically located between the Salt River and imposing South Mountain, this area has long been valued by farmers and equestrians or those who appreciate seclusion and easy mountain access. While Laveen Village has remained relatively unchanged for many decades, the focus on close-in property for expansion near central Phoenix will inevitably transform the face of the village. Laveen offers more than 25 square miles of prime undeveloped and agricultural property within a few minutes drive from the major artery of Interstate 10 and downtown Phoenix.
The small yet bustling residential haven of Avondale is situated along the Agua Fria River, just north of the junction with the Gila River. Like many of the West Valley outlying communities, Avondale is rapidly transforming from an agricultural center into a mature suburb with a diversity of light industry and commercial development. More than 12,000 residential units are either in construction or in the planning stage, which ensures an abundance of new construction. Although Interstate 10 has been the major thoroughfare for Avondale residents as they travel to essential Valley destinations, the connection of Interstate 10 with Loop 101 offers a quick and easy trip to the employment centers and amenities throughout the Northwest metro region.
On the southern edge of Avondale, the Phoenix International Raceway provides a dynamic regional attraction located at a comfortable distance from residential development. The racetrack hosts a number of entertainment activities throughout the year and important competitive events that include Indy car and NASCAR racing. Each October, Avondale residents celebrate Billy Moore Days, honoring one of the legendary early settlers of the area. Burro races, sports tournaments, a parade, a carnival, and great food draw a regional crowd to the festivities. Estrella Mountain Regional Park forms the cityâ€™s southern boundary, providing a wealth of recreational activities and many outdoor adventures. Camping, horseback riding, picnicking, and golfing are all popular park activities. The vast acreage of White Tanks Mountain Regional Park adds historic petroglyphs, hiking trails, and scenic desert vistas for every activity.
Locally, residents enjoy a variety of well-managed facilities and services that include serene parks, community and senior centers, a local library, several premier golf courses, tennis courts, sports courts, and ballparks. Students of all ages can take advantage of the continuing education courses and degree programs available close to home at Estrella Mountain Community College â€” also one of the areaâ€™s leading public employers.