Community Profile for Tolleson, Arizona  Credit: Arizona Commerce Authority

 

Tolleson, measuring about six square miles, is a self-contained community west of downtown Phoenix. Once dependent on agriculture, Tolleson today has a strong commercial and industrial base. The city has a stable population and a friendly reputation. W.G. Tolleson of South Carolina founded the town in 1912 on the site of an old stage station known as Ten Mile Store. One day he chartered a railroad train to bring potential buyers from Phoenix. Town lots sold for $50 and Tolleson gave a $5 gold piece rebate to all buyers who signed contracts. About 80 lots were sold during the one-day promotion.

Tolleson, along a major transportation corridor, is served by the Papago Freeway, a segment of Interstate 10. The Outer Loop Freeway, Arizona 101, connects to I-10 in Tolleson at 97th Avenue. The mainline Southern Pacific Railroad and state Highway 85 also serve Tolleson. Tolleson’s diversified economic base includes retail, manufacturing and several warehousing and distribution facilities. The City of Tolleson recently completed an ambitious $10.5 million redevelopment of its downtown core, branded “Paseo de Luces”.

Phoenix International Raceway (PIR), to the southwest, features major auto races, including Copperworld Classic, Indy cars and NASCAR. Nearby are the 19,000-acre Estrella Mountain Regional Park with an 18- hole golf course, camping, hiking, horseback riding and picnicking; and the 18,000-seat Ak-Chin Pavilion, featuring about 50 major shows annually. Phoenix metropolitan area attractions include professional sports; symphony and theater; many museums and a zoo. South Mountain Park, one of the largest city parks in the world, is nearby in south Phoenix. The Gila River Indian Reservation, to the south at the confluence of the Gila and Salt Rivers, is where Pima Indians have lived for at least 2,000 years.

The city of Tolleson offers a broad range of community facilities. There is a community center, a library, five lighted ball parks, numerous lighted basketball, tennis and racquetball courts, three local parks and Estrella Park, and the Community Action and Senior Citizen Program. In 2005 the city opened the city’s youth parks and recreation center and the following year opened the Tolleson veterans park. In 2010 Tolleson unveiled its two newest facilities: the LEED gold-rated fire station and LEED silver-rated police and courts building. Additionally, the Tolleson Boys and Girls Club serves Tolleson and surrounding communities.

 

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Active Listings in Tolleson

4214 S 96th Lane Tolleson, AZ 85353
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5 beds 3 baths 1,939 sqft $304,990
1524 S 86th Lane Tolleson, AZ 85353
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3 beds 2 baths 1,511 sqft $224,900
3210 S 86th Avenue Tolleson, AZ 85353
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4 beds 3 baths 2,228 sqft $262,000
10424 W Kingman Street Tolleson, AZ 85353
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3 beds 2 baths 1,580 sqft $249,805
8804 W Preston Lane Tolleson, AZ 85353
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4 beds 3 baths 2,363 sqft $257,000
2122 S 101st Drive Tolleson, AZ 85353
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4 beds 2 baths 1,561 sqft $235,500
8716 W Toronto Way Tolleson, AZ 85353
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3 beds 3 baths 2,310 sqft $245,000
2619 S 101st Lane Tolleson, AZ 85353
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3 beds 2 baths 1,522 sqft $238,000
9924 W Chipman Road Tolleson, AZ 85353
4 beds 3 baths 2,385 sqft $255,000
3812 S 102nd Lane Tolleson, AZ 85353
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4 beds 3 baths 3,324 sqft $299,000
4207 S 97th Avenue Tolleson, AZ 85353
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4 beds 3 baths 2,325 sqft $343,990
8824 W Kingman Street Tolleson, AZ 85353
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4 beds 2 baths 1,566 sqft $235,000
2327 S 87th Drive Tolleson, AZ 85353
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4 beds 2 baths 1,907 sqft $260,000
10436 W Wood Street Tolleson, AZ 85353
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3 beds 2 baths 2,149 sqft $275,000
8838 W Toronto Way Tolleson, AZ 85353
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4 beds 3 baths 2,363 sqft $259,900
10543 W Crown King Road Tolleson, AZ 85353
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4 beds 3 baths 2,422 sqft $319,900
10201 W Florence Avenue Tolleson, AZ 85353
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4 beds 2 baths 2,034 sqft $290,000
3311 S 95th Avenue Tolleson, AZ 85353
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3 beds 3 baths 2,479 sqft $265,000
9335 W Heber Road Tolleson, AZ 85353
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3 beds 2 baths 2,146 sqft $266,800
9961 W Heber Road Tolleson, AZ 85353
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3 beds 2 baths 1,390 sqft $220,000

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Tolleson School Data

Tolleson School Districts

P.L.C. Charter Schools
K-8
http://www.plcchartersschools.org
Tolleson Elementary District
PK-8
http://www.tollesonschools.org
Tolleson Union High School District
9-12
http://www.tuhsd.org
Union Elementary District
PK-8
http://www.uesd.org
Plc Arts Academy At Scottsdale Inc.
K-4
http://www.plccharterschools.org
Plc Arts Academy At Scottsdale Inc.
n/a

Tolleson Schools

Porfirio H. Gonzales Elementary School
PK-8, public
http://www.tollesonschools.com
Tolleson Union High School
9-12, public
http://tuhs.tuhsd.org/
Union Elementary School
PK-8, public
http://www.uesd.org
Arizona Desert Elementary School
K-8, public
http://www.tollesonschools.com
Arts Academy at Estrella Mountain
K-8, charter
http://www.plccharterschools.org
Country Place Elementary School
K-8, public
Hurley Ranch Elementary School
K-6, public
http://www.hurleyranch.unionesd.org/index.cfm?pID=1953
Dos Rios Elementary School
K-8, public
http://dosrios.unionesd.org/
Sierra Linda High School
9-12, public
Tres Rios Elementary School
K-8, public
http://www.littletonaz.org
Tolleson #206
9-12, public
University High School
9-12, public
http://university.tuhsd.org/
West-Mec – Sierra Linda High School
11-12, public
West-Mec – Tolleson Union High School
9-12, public

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