Avondale, AZ Community

Founded in the late 1800’s by William “Billy” G. Moore, Avondale was originally called Coldwater, Arizona. It was named that after both the Agua Fria River and the water that flowed from a local spring.

Moore was a busy man. He served as Justice of the Peace for the Agua Fria area, bought land, built a general store and a saloon, and established a stage stop on the Butterfield Stage Run.

In the early 1900’s, the Coldwater Post Office was moved to a site near Avondale Ranch, which was close by. The Post Office became known as “Avondale” and the name caught on. In 1946, the City of Avondale was incorporated.

Today Avondale has a population of 70,000 and is projected to reach 123,000 by the year 2020. At build-out, Avondale will reach a population of 170,000.

Avondale is home to many cultural, educational and recreational facilities, such as Estrella Mountain Community College, Universal Technical Institute, and programs of the West Valley Arts Council. Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) is located in Avondale, and is known as “the world’s fastest one mile paved oval.” It is host to multiple NASCAR events annually, drawing crowds as large as 400,000 people.

Located in an ideal commercial corridor at the intersections of the Interstate 10 and the Loop 101, Avondale is attracting many retailers, hotels, business parks and a medical corridor. With easy access to Phoenix, Avondale is an ideal destination for home buyers.