The West Valley is generally considered anything west of the 1-17 and encompasses the cities of Avondale, Buckeye, Glendale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Peoria and Surprise, among others.
Although a majority of new commercial, residential and job development has been concentrated on the East Valley in cities like Scottsdale, Central Phoenix, Chandler, Mesa and Gilbert, the past several years has witnessed a steady increase in interest in the West Side.
There are currently more than 1.6 million people living in the West Valley. According to the Western Maricopa Coalition (WESTMARC), more than 43% of growth in Maricopa County within the next 25 years will take place in this area.
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Here are a few items that draw people and companies to the West Valley
West Valley Housing Options
Residential real estate is one of the main things that draw people to the West Valley suburbs. One can find multi-million-dollar custom homes or reasonably priced starter homes and everything in between. 2021 is a very strong seller’s market with incredibly low inventory. The West Side offers more availability and affordability than many other areas in the Valley.
Recently, many well-known homebuilders such as Toll Brothers, Shea Homes and Lennar have continued to expand their footprint westward, offering a fantastic mix of home options for the area’s rapidly growing population.
Corporate giants like Microsoft, Amazon, Nike, Boeing, Conair and Banner Health have a large presence in the area and/or have purchased land for upcoming development. The JLL Q2 Phoenix Industrial Insights Report ranked the Southwest Valley as the number one location in the nation for industrial relocation and/or expansion.
The West Valley still has plenty of open land available for large industrial and corporate developments. The Loop 303 connects I-10 to I-17, allowing for easy access to major highways leading both in and out of town. Many West Valley cities also have railroad tracks and telecom/fiber optic paths already in place.
West Valley cities often offer attractive tax benefits and other incentives for businesses looking to relocate.
As for entertainment, the West Valley offers a variety of fabulous venues, including Westgate, Ak-chin Pavilion, State Farm Stadium, Gila River Arena, IMS Raceway, five Spring Training facilities, the Arizona Broadway Theatre, he West Valley Art Museum, the Wildlife World Zoo and Desert Diamond Casino which includes five restaurants, extending gaming options and two parking garages.
Companies are continuing to expand in the area and home builders are heeding the call to match supply with demand.
The West Valley is a perfect place to call home.