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Located just north of Interstate 10, the city of Litchfield Park is 16 miles west of downtown Phoenix. The city is north of the cities of Goodyear and Avondale and south of the cities of El Mirage and Surprise. Litchfield Park is near the western edge of the West Valley. The majestic White Tank Mountains are located to the west of the city.
planting of Egyptian cotton in the Litchfield Park area by
the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company began in 1916. Two
tracts of land were purchased by the company. One became the
city of Goodyear and the other became Litchfield Park.
Egyptian cotton was the key component in creating tire cords
for the company. As a matter of fact, Paul Litchfield was a
Goodyear vice-president for which the city was named.
Litchfield was credited with coming up with the ideal
location for growing the cotton needed for manufacturing.
Then in the 1960's, the area was developed into a master
Litchfield Park is one of the West
Valley's best kept secrets. Although the border of
Litchfield Park touches other communities, it is unique.
Some residents have stated that this small city feels almost
like an enclave. The streets are shady and many of the
neighborhoods are mature. Properties range from large
estates to new new home developments. Families, retirees, and
professionals have found the perfect match living in
Litchfield Park residents brag about the city's small town
atmosphere and its casual lifestyle. Those living here found
the unique small town charm, along with the diverse
entertainment options only available in a big city. It is a
special community that many people have selected to call
The city was designed around the concept
of creating several self-sufficient villages. This concept
can still be seen today. Litchfield Park is a city with
The City of Litchfield Park is considered within the boundaries of south of Camelback Road, west of Dysart, north of Indian School Road Bypass or east of Litchfield Road (including Litchfield Park Greens and the new Village at Litchfield Park). The city is very small compared to most in the Valley of the Sun, covering only about three square miles.