Included in the Phoenix Metro Area and in Maricopa County, Avondale is just 15 miles west of Phoenix, making it an excellent choice for commuting to different parts of greater Phoenix and surrounding areas. This modern city is located along the Agua Fria River and has a substantial commercial corridor that includes business parks, retail centers and plenty of restaurants. Home to the Phoenix International Raceway, West Valley Arts, Wildlife World Zoo, and Desert Sky Mall among other notable places, there are a variety of activities including a wide choice of golf courses. If nature and outdoor activities are a priority, enjoy the close proximity to many park areas in the Sonoran Desert, most notably, the Estrella Mountain Regional Park. Avondale is part of Avondale School District and also has several charter and private schools.