Glendale is a city located in the western United States, in the state of Arizona. It is about 8 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix. Glendale was founded in 1892 by William John Murphy, who purchased the land that would become Glendale from a homesteader. It was originally a farming community but grew rapidly after being connected to Phoenix by a streetcar line in 1901. Glendale became incorporated as a city in 1910.
The economy of Glendale is primarily based on retail and tourism. The city is home to the University of Phoenix Stadium, which hosts the annual Fiesta Bowl, and is also a popular destination for shopping, with the Arrowhead Towne Center being one of the largest malls in Arizona.