Avondale, AZ Real Estate

Avondale (Click here for Avondale, AZ real estate listings) had a population of 76,000 in 2010, the same year an award was given to the city for being one of the Top 10 Digital Cities in the United States for their state-of-the-art and efficient technology. In 2009, data shows Avondale to be slightly higher than Arizona averages in income, with housing prices slightly below the average.

Two more distinctions are attributed to this 41.3 square miles in the Phoenix Metropolitan Valley: The Phoenix International Raceway and Monument Hill. The Raceway was originally built in 1964, replacing one at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. In 1978, NASCAR started using it on a limited basis, but in 1988 premier NASCAR races came to the PIR. They now hold the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series and the Camping World Truck Series there, seating 67,000 people.

PIR is built around the Estrella Mountains, and a major overhaul took place in 2010, repaving, reconfiguring the track, changing pit stalls from asphalt to concrete and making changes to the famous dog leg track’s radius, position and banking, now called a “roller-coaster” due to the unusual terrain and dips. Watching the races from Monument Hill is a favorite spot of many fans.

Monument Hill dates back to 1851 and happens to be the reference point for all public land surveys in the state of Arizona. It is located where the Salt and Gila Rivers meet, and rises a few hundred feet above the rest of Avondale. It is now listed in the National Registry of Historic Places.

Just below Monument Hill there is a wildlife area on the north bank of the Gila river, that is a sanctuary to many fowl, mammals and fish. The festival of “Tre Rios Nature” is held there every year to honor the beauty of nature and wildlife.

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