Tolleson is a petite town in Arizona occupying only around 5.6 square miles of land. The population, as of 2010, was just over 6,500 people. Homes in Tolleson are of medium pricing occasionally extending into the lower end, providing excellent prices for larger homes that could easily accommodate a family. In 2013 it was noted that the cost of living index for Tolleson, Arizona was lower than the United States average, making it all the more appealing as an affordable and charming town.
Tolleson was incorporated as a city in 1929 after being named for its founder, W.G. Tolleson, and is now included in the Maricopa County of Arizona. Top employers in the city include JBS Packerland, Americold, PepsiCo, Rousseau Farming Company, and Fry's Food and Drug, providing career options for local residents of the town as well as commuters. Education is provided by the Tolleson Union High School District, the Tolleson Elementary School District, the Littleton Elementary School District, and the Fowler Elementary School District, easily covering all the needs of younger students working their way through primary schooling. For the area that it covers, Tolleson is brimming with residential and commercial buildings ready to serve locals, considering itself a self-contained community and proving it by its colorful variety of shops and stores.
Being only 10 miles west of downtown Phoenix, Tolleson is the perfect get-away from the hustle and bustle of a larger metropolitan city while maintaining convenient proximity to its conveniences and careers. For the outdoor enthusiasts, Tolleson has three city parks, as well as a community center and five ball parks. There are additionally a variety of lighted basketball, tennis, and racquetball courts available for use by residents. The West Valley Fine Arts Council keeps Tolleson busy with cultural events to entertain and enlighten tourists and locals alike. The nearby 19,000 acre Estrella Mountain Regional Park and even larger nearby 26,000 acre White Tank Regional Park proffer everything one might need in terms of hiking, biking and exploring. The city is served by the Papago Freeway, a segment of Interstate 10, which keeps it conveniently connected to other mainstream centers of commerce in Arizona. The Union Pacific rail line also runs through Tolleson, which gives industrial sites much-needed railway access to fuel their success. Tolleson may be small, but it is a mighty city in terms of how much is accomplished and obtained by its citizens, councils, and government figures.