Introduction to El Mirage, Arizona
El Mirage, Arizona, in Maricopa county, is 5 miles W of Peoria, Arizona and 17 miles NW of Phoenix, Arizona. The city is part of the Phoenix-Mesa metropolitan statistical area. About 7,609 people live in El Mirage.
El Mirage History
The city of El Mirage was founded in 1937 by a number of migrant farm workers. These workers settled on the west bank of Agua Fria River. Farming and agriculture have been crucial to El Mirage's economy since the time of its inception, but it has witnessed a robust industry growth over the past few decades.
El Mirage and nearby Attractions
- Arizona Military Museum
- Pueblo Grande Ruin
- Arizona State Capitol Museum
- Lost Dutchman State Park
- Usery Mountain Recreation Area
Things To Do In El Mirage
The Arizona Military Museum, which is maintained by the Arizona National Guard Historical Society, features several exhibits starting from the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors to the present-day. The 3,648-acre Usery Mountain Recreation Area offers opportunities for camping. It is also an ideal picnic spot.
El Mirage Transportation
Air transportation facilities are available from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
El Mirage Higher Education
Phoenix College, Paradise Valley Community College and Gateway Community College are all nearby.