El Mirage is located 19 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix in the rapidly growing West Valley heart. Since incorporation in 1951, El Mirage has gone beyond its rural, agricultural beginnings to emerge as a diverse suburban community of more than 32,000 residents.
The neighborhoods offer affordable housing, a small-town feel, and proximity to Phoenix has attracted young working families seeking their first homes and retirees to El Mirage.
Public Safety and Recreation have been the focus of voter-approved bonds in recent years. El Mirage boasts a new fire station, a new police station, and a state-of-the-art YMCA to address the significant community needs to be spurred by the influx of new residents. In fact, the City’s population has more than quadrupled in the last decade, and leaders are committed to keeping pace with such growth through fiscal stewardship and sound financial management.