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All about El Mirage, Arizona

The Hohokam, a Native American community, was the earliest inhabitants of El Mirage and still plays a role in the town’s culture today. The Hohokam are skilled irrigation farmers and found ingenious ways to bring water to their crops in the dry Arizona landscape.

El Mirage is 20 miles west of Phoenix near the infamous Grand Avenue and located on the banks of the Agua Fria River. In the early 1930s, migrant farmworkers found it ideal to settle and began constructing their homes and farms.

Not long after, the Army Air Field nearby (Luke Air Force Base) set up an auxiliary training field for pilots in World War II. Today the community still maintains a close relationship with the Air Force Base. 

El Mirage was officially incorporated in 1951.

Living and Working in El Mirage

El Mirage has a small-town feel and is incredibly affordable while only a 20-minute drive to bustling Phoenix or Scottsdale. The city’s population has boomed since the 1990s and is considered one of the fastest-growing communities in Arizona.

El Mirage is a prime location for sports activities and outdoor adventures. Not only that but seven special events are hosted each year by the city. Do not miss celebrating:

  • Cinco De Mayo Fiesta
  • Halloween Harvest Festival
  • El Mirage Salute to Veterans
  • Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • El Mirage Public Safety Day
  • El Mirage Car Show 
  • Easter Eggstravaganza Celebration

Avista Sun City West near El Mirage, Arizona

Avista Sun City West dedicates itself to serving dementia and Alzheimer’s residents in their memory care community. 

At Avista Sun City West, we know each person is unique. We have a holistic approach to care designed to engage residents and meet them where they are. We rely on the knowledge and an understanding of each resident’s specific personal history and needs. Getting to know a person’s past and present routine helps us assist them today in the best way possible.

Continuing education and training of our staff members is essential to us and enables us to help our residents and their families properly. Our greatest goal is to provide your family with peace of mind that your loved one is cared for and valued. Please visit and see the Avista difference for yourself.

Gateway Park close to Avista Sun City West

Gateway Park, only a short 14-minute drive from Avista Sun City West, is the place to be for a family fun day. Don’t forget the dog who will surely enjoy his canine friends in one of two closed-off dog parks.

Show your skills in the skate park, two basketball courts with lights, a 1/2-mile track around three open fields perfect for baseball, football, and soccer. Let the toddlers burn off their energy on the two shaded playgrounds. Or better yet, hit up the best splash pad around open from May to October. Gateway Park is beautiful, with plenty of shade trees and five Ramadas available for rental. 

Suppose the kids get hungry, no worries! A cute air-conditioned cafe offers hot dogs, nachos, candy, and cold slushies. Last but not certainly not least, they also provide covered parking. You can’t beat that in Arizona!!!

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