Recognized by "Phoenix Magazine" as “one of the 8 best places to live in Arizona,” the City of Litchfield Park is a beautiful small city of 4,500 residents located approximately 15 miles west of Phoenix.
Litchfield Park is a planned residential community, only 2 miles north of I-10 and 16 miles west of central Phoenix. It is a unique suburban community boasting a casual small town atmosphere with beautiful homes, mature landscaping, charming sidewalk cafes, the celebrated Wigwam Golf, Tennis and Spa Resort, award-winning schools and friendly neighbors. Litchfield Park was incorporated in 1987.
The community which was later to become Litchfield Park was begun in 1916 when Akron, Ohio-based Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company purchased a huge land parcel (ultimately 14,000 acres) 16 miles west of the then-fledgling city of Phoenix. The objective was to grow Egyptian long-staple cotton to use in tire cords. With the advent of World War I, Goodyear Tire could no longer obtain their cotton supply from overseas. This Arizona project was developed by Paul Litchfield, then a junior executive with Goodyear Tire who was sent here from Akron, Ohio.
The new community became headquarters for Goodyear Farms which had thousands of acres under cultivation in the area; and the company town was given Litchfield's name in 1926. From 1931 to 1944 this area was also home to the test site for Goodyear auto, truck and tractor tires. In the 1960's Goodyear Tire designed a master plan for development of Litchfield Park and several other neighboring communities into self-sufficient villages. Although this concept was never fully completed, positive aspects of the village design can still be seen today in this beautiful community.