Tolleson Real Estate Information

Located halfway between Avondale and central Phoenix, Tolleson is a mile or so south of the I-10 interstate freeway that runs in the east-west direction. With just 7,000 people living in Tolleson, residents have come to enjoy the rather small population and the comfort of a tight-knit community. Known for the family-oriented, friendly, small town atmosphere that has become a hallmark of Tolleson, new families especially enjoy the attractiveness of homes and properties in the area.

Because Tolleson is only ten miles west of Phoenix, a large portion of residents commute to and from the major business areas of downtown Phoenix. However, Tolleson has recently become more heavily commercialized which is a major change from its agricultural past. Today, Sunland Beef, Kroger’s, Albertson’s, Salt River Project, and Sysco Food System all have major operations in the area and are leading local employers. The distribution industry has become especially lucrative due to the town’s ideal location at the junction of the loop 101 and I-10 interstate.

Cowden City Park, 95th Park, and Veterans Park are the three major parks in the Tolleson area. Each facility has a children’s play area, picnic tables, grassy fields for athletic events, and other public conveniences. Additionally, the parks and recreation division hosts monthly movies in the park. Each event features a family-friendly movie displayed on a large eighteen-foot screen that is free to all members of the community. On nights when a popular film is being shown, the grassy area in front of the screen is usually covered in chairs and blankets well in advance of the movie.

Because of Tolleson’s relatively small size, there is only one nearby shopping plaza, Desert Sky Mall. The mall features a number of popular eateries, grocers, and other fashion boutiques. While the venue has a number of convenient stores, residents in search of big box retailers and other discounters usually venture north to Glendale or east to Phoenix where there are several outlet centers and quality shopping centers.