While many Litchfield Park residents find employment in the many other cities that comprise Maricopa County in the Greater Phoenix Area, there are indeed excellent employment opportunities with major private and public employers within city limits. The Tierra Verde business district is located in the center of town and is filled with everything from commercial and retail business, to new home developments and entertainment centers. The largest public employers include the City of Litchfield Park and the Litchfield School District. The largest private employers include Calmart Companies Litchfield Landfill, Conklin Rose Company, Hickman Farms and the Wigwam Resort.
The Wigwam resort is a four star establishment that is the highlight of Litchfield Park. Originally built for Goodyear employees visiting the areas many farming operations owned by Goodyear, the hotel today is a lavish destination featuring golf, tennis and spa amenities for guests to enjoy.
Visitors to the Wigwam resort can enjoy many of the local, scenic attractions located throughout and near Litchfield Park. White Tanks Regional Park, situated just west of Litchfield Park, is named for natural white rock water tanks once used by local Indians. The 26,000-acre park is an outdoorsman's paradise for thrill seekers or those who simply enjoy hiking through the terrain. To the south, Estrella Mountain Regional Park has over 19,000 acres and features a golf course, camping grounds, horseback riding trails, hiking trails and spacious picnic areas. The Wildlife World Zoo, located four miles northwest of Litchfield Park, is a natural habitant for many endangered species. The zoo, like the Desert Sky Pavilion, which offers a seating venue of over 18,000 so locals can enjoy more than 50 lives shows each year, is a family-oriented facility that all can experience.
Further outside of Litchfield Park a whole other world of opportunity exists whether one's pursuit is recreation, education or employment. Downtown Phoenix is less than a 20 minute drive away and is home to a litany of cultural amenities such as museums, theatres, performance halls, concert venues, parks and ethnic centers featuring a diverse collection of specialty restaurants, markets, shops and boutiques. Several major shopping malls are also within a short drive such as the Outlets at Anthem, Desert Ridge Marketplace, Metro Center Shopping Mall, Scottsdale Fashion Square and the Arrowhead Towne Center. Phoenix is also a relative sports mecca when it comes to collegiate and professional athletics. So much so that Phoenix is only one of 12 U.S. cities that have major league sports teams in the four major sports ? baseball, basketball, football and hockey.
In addition to Phoenix, other large cities near Litchfield Park include Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Tempe with each offering its own unique opportunities and amenities. Arizona State University's campus is in the heart of Tempe and serves as one of the region's many cultural centers. This modern campus is home to over 30,000 students and is surrounded by cobblestone streets lined with restaurants, bars, clubs, coffee houses, delis and mom and pop shops.
All in all, Litchfield Park is a great place to live, work and play. Located at an elevation of 1,027 feet, temperatures here are mildly cooler than in Phoenix. Additionally, its proximity to the I-10 Freeway offers residents direct access into downtown Phoenix, making commutes simple. The city is continually growing and evolving into one of Metro Phoenix's more attractive communities in which to reside. So, if you are seeking to by an affordable home in an attractive city near Phoenix, Litchfield Park might be the perfect place for you and yours to call home.