Welcome to El Mirage! The gateway to the Northwest Valley. Located in the heart of the rapidly growing West Valley, the community has grown from a small town dependent on agriculture to a diverse urban economy.
El Mirage is just minutes away from several professional sports venues, some of the best golf courses in the Valley and high-end retail outlets. El Mirage boasts two community parks. The new 13-acre Gateway Park recently opened just south of Peoria Avenue and El Mirage Road. Visitors and residents can enjoy ramadas, a shaded playground and tot lot, a skate plaza (the first in Arizona), two baseball/softball fields with lights, three multi-purpose fields, two lighted basketball courts, a splash park, an amphitheater, a 1/2 –mile walk/jog path, a dog park, drinking fountains, concession/retail store, and family restrooms. Bill Gentry Park is approximately two acres and is located at the intersection of Thunderbird Road and El Mirage Road. It offers a youth ball field, basketball court, playground and workout stations.
El Mirage has a well-deserved reputation as a modern, business driven suburb northwest of Phoenix with the ability to attract new residents and companies in a very competitive economic development environment. Over the last several years, the city’s goal has been to create a community that provides its residents the opportunity to purchase any good or service without having to leave the city limits. More than 40,000 people call El Mirage home, a testament to their belief in the community and an increase of nearly 400 percent from five years ago. In fact, El Mirage is the fastest-growing community in Arizona. Whether you are looking for your first home or a million dollar estate on an acre lot, El Mirage has it all. Lawyers, doctors, teachers and nurses all call El Mirage home. And the city is home to a nationally recognized retirement community, the Pueblo El Mirage Golf Resort.
Strategic planning for the future is constantly underway. The City is committed to aggressively improving infrastructure the best services and programs to residents and businesses. The city is carefully growing and planning ways to utilize and support the development of a commerce center and a downtown commuter rail station. This development, coupled with the growth along the Olive Avenue corridor, will support the community of El Mirage now and in the future.