Our Community

Front of Littleton Elementary School District Number 65

Littleton ESD is located in a great little community just west of Phoenix. Our quickly growing city, Avondale, was first established under that name by resilient pioneers who came to the area as farmers, merchants, and cattlemen. Prior to their civic organization, the Hohokam Indians (ancestors of the Pima) built a thriving society in the area and carved out water canals for farming that are still used today.

Settlers discovered gold in Wickenburg and Prescott during the 1800s, creating a demand for commerce between Tucson and northern Arizona. Weekly shipments of supplies and people were carried by stagecoach across this vast expanse of land following the trail from Maricopa Wells to Wickenburg. Passing right through present-day Avondale, this stage trail often stopped to rest and water horses. Soon the Coldwater Stage Station was built, and Avondale began to attract other merchants until a neat little town was born.

Today Avondale, nestled at the base of the Estrella Mountains along Interstate 10, is within a quick drive of the metro Phoenix area, which provides ample opportunities for sporting, shopping, and dining. Add to that our own scenic areas for hiking, biking, and wildlife, and you’ve got a recipe to please everyone!

Not only has our community got a past, but we have a very bright future! Browse through the resources on this page to learn more about what we offer for today and how we’re preparing for tomorrow, and dream with us about our future.

Local Attractions

Immerse yourself in the Avondale experience! Visit us at the following locations:

Phoenix Raceway: NASCAR fans, start your engines! PIR in Avondale, Arizona, hosts two NASCAR races every year, where visitors can submerse themselves in the sights, sounds, and tastes of race day! Visit us online for more information.

Estrella Mountain Regional Park: Encompassing 19,480 acres of desert and mountain terrain, the Estrella Mountain Regional Park boasts a large wetland area and pristine desert scenery that has held on to the natural beauty and appeal that explorers have seen for hundreds of years.

Coldwater Springs Golf Club: This public, 18-hole championship golf course, designed to enthrall both the professional and weekend golfer, is set among beautiful mountain views, native grasslands, and placid lakes. Come test your skill, and be prepared for fun! While you’re here, make plans to enjoy our Clubhouse and Grille; you won’t be disappointed!

Community Resources

We’ve compiled some great community resources for your convenience. Take advantage of these, because according to Henry Ford, we have success together.

Avondale Library
Civic Center Branch
11350 W. Civic Center Dr.
Avondale, AZ 85323
Phone: (623) 333-2602

Sam Garcia Western Branch
495 W. Western Ave.
Avondale, AZ 85323
Phone: (623) 333-2601

Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce
289 N. Litchfield Rd.
Goodyear, AZ 85338
Phone: (623) 932-2260

Southwest Skill Center
Estrella Mountain Community College
3000 N. Dysart Rd.
Avondale, AZ 85392
Phone: (623) 935-8000

American Sports Center
Randall McDaniel Sports Complex
755 N. 114 Ave.
Avondale, AZ 85323
Phone: (623) 792-5504

Arizona Complete Health Avondale Resource Center
995 E. Riley Drive
Avondale, AZ 85323
Phone: (623) 333-2703