Population: 5,476 (2010 Census Figure)
Area Within Limits: 3.2 sq. mi
Elevation: 1,027 ft.
Sales Tax Rate: 9.1% (State/County=6.3%,City=2.8%)
Property Tax: None
Litchfield Park is a planned residential community, 16 miles west of central Phoenix. It is a unique suburban community boasting a small town atmosphere and casual lifestyle. Litchfield Park is just north of Interstate 10 with easy access to metropolitan Phoenix.
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The Wigwam Resort hotel, a four-star establishment, is a highlight of Litchfield Park. It was originally built for Goodyear executives visiting the farming operations. In 1929, The Wigwam opened to the public and soon became a fashionable and exclusive resort. The Wigwam provides approximately 700 jobs to the local economy.
Luke Air Force Base, two miles north of Litchfield Park, is the largest training center for F16 fighter pilots in the world. Many Litchfield Park residents are retired military personnel. Morton Salt has a facility just north of Litchfield Park. Nearby Goodyear is home to Lockheed Martin and Lufthansa German Airlines Pilot School. Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station is 30 miles away and provides additional job opportunities.
White Tanks Regional Park is located west of Litchfield Park. It is named for natural rock water tanks once used by local Indians. Many unusual petroglyphs or rock carvings are found in the 26,000-acra park. Estrella Mountain Regional Park to the south, has 19,000 acres with an 18-hole golf course, as well as camping, horseback riding, hiking and picnic facilities. The Wildlife World Zoo, located four miles northwest of Litchfield Park, provides a natural habitat for many endangered species.
Nearby Ak-Chin Pavilion is located in Phoenix and is one of the biggest and best concert venues that Arizona has to offer with seating for 18,000 and about 50 major shows each year. Phoenix International Raceway hosts major auto races including Indy cars in March and NASCAR in October. Phoenix also has a symphony, many theater groups, a host of museums, professional football, basketball, hockey and baseball, and a wide range of popular entertainment.
The City of Litchfield Park sponsors 15 special events featuring outdoor concerts, fine art festivals, runs, and holiday celebrations.
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