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Where to Live Near Thunderbird School of Global Management

Though Glendale is attached at the hip to cosmopolitan Phoenix, it’s a dynamic town in its own right, and it regularly draws international attention to its highly acclaimed Thunderbird School of Global Management.

In fact, Thunderbird is the world’s No. 1 ranked school of international business according to U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal, and The Financial Times.

Founded in 1946, this school is a mecca for students seeking graduate programs in international business. While Thunderbird offers a variety of graduate degrees and certificate programs, the main degree offered is an MBA in Global Management. Concentrations include global marketing, finance, management, and/or development.

The Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale has the unique distinction of attracting students and faculty from around the world. Classes are taught by an impressive array of global thought leaders, business consultants, and published authors who draw from their collective experience in countries such as South Korea, Australia, India, Iran, Hungary, and the list goes on.

Currently, the student body is represented by students from 77 countries. The alumni list is impressive and includes the chief executive officer of Dubai Bank, the president and chief executive officer of Chase Card Services, and the chief operating officer of the NFL Network. It’s reported that over 40,000 alumni live and work in 140 countries.

Where to Live While Attending Thunderbird School of Global Management
Thunderbird School of Global Management is surrounded by a variety of beautiful residential neighborhoods where students and faculty can live while attending or working at the school. Many homes in Glendale are located on large lots with mature trees – characteristic of established neighborhoods in this area.

Students and faculty looking for an oasis in the desert, should consider  Arrowhead Ranch, which offers many gorgeous waterfront properties or Hillcrest Ranch homes with its exceptional views of the Hedgpeth Hills.

There are also plenty of newer subdivisions with  homes such as the affordable Sierra Verde, a newer phase of Arrowhead Ranch, as well as custom estates perched on  hillside lots like those found in Pinnacle Hill homes for sale.

Just south and west of the school are some communities with larger lots and no HOA's that offer a ton of character.  We'd be glad to give you some choices that are a little less "mainstream."

The variety of homes in Glendale offers students as well as faculty the opportunity to live close to the Thunderbird School of Global Management in a home perfectly priced for their budget.

Close to Restaurants at Arrowhead Fountain Center 
Another perk not to be overlooked is the convenient location to amenities. The school is just minutes from Arrowhead Fountain Center or “Restaurant Row.” Here, a variety of restaurants are concentrated in one convenient area across the street from the Peoria Sports Complex, the spring training center of the Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres. The Arrowhead Towne Center, a large shopping center also located nearby, includes a 14-screen AMC Theatre.

Historic Downtown Glendale was named one of the country’s ten best places to shop. This unique area is always a pleasant surprise to those who visit downtown Glendale for the first time. The charming bungalows of historic Catlin Court were converted into specialty shops set off by white picket fences. Pedestrians walk from one to the other beneath large, mature shade trees.

Old Town Glendale is equally charming with brick-lined sidewalks and old fashioned gas lights that lead to cafes, antique shops, and boutiques.

Glendale is also home to Thunderbird Conservation Park, a 1,185 acre park area popular for hiking, jogging, horseback riding, and mountain biking.

Business Opportunities Abound in Glendale 
Students and faculty attend the Thunderbird School of Global Management have the opportunity to live in one of the world’s premiere vacation destinations. Glendale is tucked into the Sonoran Desert’s Valley of the Sun where it is surrounded by breathtaking mountains and enjoys blue skies most days of the year.

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Last Updated: 2020-08-11 16:13:02