Introduction to Coolidge, States
Coolidge, Arizona, in Pinal county, is 29 miles SE of Chandler, Arizona and 35 miles SE of Mesa, Arizona. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Phoenix-Mesa metropolitan area with. Coolidge's population is approximately 7,786.
Coolidge received official incorporation in 1945. The community was named in honor of Calvin Coolidge, the thirtieth President of the United States. He dedicated the Coolidge Dam in the year 1930. The area is home to the Casa Grand Ruins National Monument, which received protected status from the United States Government in 1892. It was the first historic site to receive such a status. The community is also home to the Central Arizona College.
Coolidge and nearby Attractions
- Arizona State Capitol Museum
- Usery Mountain Recreation Area
- Arizona Women's Hall of Fame
- Lost Dutchman State Park
- Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
- Catalina State Park
Things To Do In Coolidge
Local museums include the Mesa Historical Museum, the Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park, the Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting and the Arizona State Capitol Museum. The Usery Mountain Recreation Area, the Catalina State Park and the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument are all accessible from Coolidge as well. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Poston Butte Golf Club, the Dave White Municipal Golf Course, the Mission Royale Golf Club and The Links Golf Club at Queen Creek.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the nearest major international airport.
Coolidge Higher Education
Central Arizona College is the local college. Others nearby include Mesa Community College and Rio Salado Community College.