Avondale is a lovely community in the shadow of the beautiful Estrella Mountains. It’s also where the Agua Fria, Salt, and Gila rivers come together. The Avondale Automall staff is proud to call this community home.
Avondale, Then and Now
The town of Avondale traces its roots to an early settler, Billy Moore. In 1880, he built a stagecoach stop to draw people to the area. A saloon and general store were a welcome sight to travelers on their way to or from California.
He called it Coldwater, reflecting the temperature of the Agua Fria River. The name was soon changed due to its proximity to the prominent Avondale Ranch. Ranching and cotton farming were essential to the economy.
The community was incorporated in 1946. In 1950, the census showed 2,506 residents.
The Phoenix International Raceway was literally a ground-breaker for the quiet Avondale area of the early 1960s. In 1964, the founders wanted to build a track near Phoenix. They found the land they wanted near Avondale.
It didn’t take long for the racetrack to establish itself with racing fans. By the 1970s, the racetrack could boast about attracting the big names in NASCAR and other racing series.
By 2000, the population was 36,000. The population jumped to 76,000 by 2010. It’s also when the Avondale AutoMall began growing with more and more new car dealers.
By the 2020 Census, there were over 89,300 residents. The population is expected to grow with more neighborhoods being built.
Fast Facts About Avondale
With an area of just over 45 square miles, the Avondale zip code includes the convergence of the Gila, Agua Fria and Salt Rivers.
The town borders the Tres Rios Wetlands, part of the Arizona Base & Meridian Wildlife Area. Just south of Avondale, Estrella Mountains Regional Park offers more natural wilderness areas, hiking trails, and other outdoor activities.
Recently dubbed the BLVD, the Avondale City Center is a hub of activity. A new half-acre lake adjoins walkable green space, a koi pond, and splash pad. This is part of a mixed-used destination development. Checkered crosswalks remind visitors of the racetrack-Avondale connection.
Avondale has bragging rights since it is the site of the state’s largest multi-sport indoor facility. On the BLVD, the American Sports Center has 4,000 square feet of space for soccer fields, basketball courts, volleyball courts, and more.
Old Town Avondale includes pedestrian-friendly Western Avenue and carefully restored historic buildings. There’s an eclectic mix of urban art, cultural sites, and public plazas.
The city has ten parks, including the award-winning Festival Fields Park. A Japanese Friendship Garden and walking trails are unique to Friendship Park. Both offer a fishing pond, playgrounds, and sports fields.
Seasonal events bring the community together. In February, the Tres Rios Festival celebrates the river with water activities, live music, and more. In October, Billy Moore Days brings back memories of the town’s wild west past. A parade, western stunts, and live music bring people to Old Town Avondale for two days of fun.
Sports in Avondale
The Phoenix International Raceway continues to be a major sports destination. It hosted the NASCAR championship for the last few years, raising Avondale’s profile in the sporting world.
Golf is a big game in Avondale just as it is for people across the Phoenix area. In fact, one of the most unique Arizona golf courses is at Coldwater Golf Club.
Instead of being Arizona desert flat, this Avondale golf course has rolling links and undulating fairways. Elevated tee boxes complete the feeling that this course belongs in England or Scotland. Of course there’s plenty of desert sand for bunkers.
For those who love major-league sports teams, it’s a relatively easy drive to the Footprint Center in Phoenix for NBA and WNBA basketball. Likewise, it’s easy to head to Glendale for pro football at the State Farm Stadium.
Find Your Favorite Cars and SUVs at the Avondale Automall
Variety is the main reason that people choose the Avondale Automall. It’s just amazing to find a big selection of dealerships all in one place. You don’t have to waste gas tracking down different choices. You’ve got many new cars, new SUVS and new trucks all in one convenient area.
Unlike the internet, the Automall offers the chance to test drive many cars before you choose the best one for you and your budget. With back to back test drives, you can discover which driver’s seat fits you better and which 3-row ride really has a good third row. You can compare leather seats by touch, not just by a description. Click to get an example of our variety right now.
The collection of automotive dealerships runs from 99th Ave to 107th Ave. Most are new car dealerships with a used car inventory as well. There are also two used car dealerships and two RV dealers.
Just south of the Papago Freeway, the Avondale Automall is easy to find in the southwest Phoenix metro area. The location is near where I-10 connects to AZ Loop 101.
The Avondale Automall includes new car dealerships in close proximity. The area is home to Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Chevrolet, Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda and Volkswagen.
Certified pre owned vehicles are available at the Avondale Automall new car dealerships. These dealers also carry used cars. More can be found at EchoPark Automotive and AutoNation.
RVs and Campers
Camping World and Tom’s Camperland sell RVs. You can also find good trucks for towing a camper at many of the new car dealerships.
Avondale Automall – Auto Dealers in Southwest Phoenix
Avondale Automall is on the south side of Papago Freeway – aka Interstate 10 – where AZ Loop 101 connects to I-10 in Southwest Phoenix. The collection of automotive dealerships runs from 99th Ave to 107th Ave and features most the popular new automotive brands, some used car only dealerships and two RV dealers. You’ll find new Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Mazda, Nissan, Ram, Toyota and Volkwagen dealerships.