Livability Score

76
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities B

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (15) F
Shot of Java
Coffee Shop
5 Cafe
Coffee Shop
Black Rock Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Grand Canyon Beverage Company
Coffee Shop
Grand Canyon Beverage Company
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (21) C-
E. Lowell Rogers Amphitheater
Theatre Arts
Glendale Police Museum
Museum
Arizona Doll & Toy Museum
Museum
Glendale 9 Drive In & Public Market
Cinema
Anlro
Nightclub
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Nightclub
Bowlero
Bowling Alley
Stratus Event Center
Nightclub
AMF Peoria Lanes
Bowling Alley
GCU Arena
Stadium
Food and Drink (175) A-
Dazzo's Dog House
Fast Food
AKO Drive in Liquors
Alcohol
Wingstop
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Gus's Pizza
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Sonic
Fast Food
Filiberto's Mexican Food
Fast Food
Church's Chicken
Fast Food
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
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Alcohol
Pizza & WIngs
Fast Food
The Door
Bar
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Domino's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Cerreta Candy Company
Sweets
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
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Bar
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Taco Bell / A&W
Fast Food
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Long John Silver's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Fitness (10) F
Planet Fitness
Gym
Holiday Park Recreation Center
Community Centre
Maryvale Community Center
Community Centre
EOS Fitness
Gym
EōS Fitness
Gym
LA Fitness
Gym
Esporta Fitness
Gym
LA Fitness
Gym
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Planet Fitness
Gym
Papago Fitness Center
Gym
Groceries (23) F
Food City
Grocery Store
Sargent's Market
Grocery Store
Sara Lee Bakery
Bakery
Kroger
Grocery Store
La Fama Bakery
Bakery
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Bakery
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Walmart Neighborhood Market
Grocery Store
Ranch Market
Grocery Store
Fry's Food and Drug
Grocery Store
Walmart Neighborhood Market
Grocery Store
Fry's Food and Drug
Grocery Store
Sam's Seafood Market
Seafood
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Fry's Food and Drug
Grocery Store
Fry's Food and Drug
Grocery Store
El Super
Grocery Store
Food City
Grocery Store
Safeway
Grocery Store
Ranch Market
Grocery Store
Walmart Neighborhood Market
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Food City
Grocery Store
Lams Market
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Parks (272) A+
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Lawrence Park
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Sonorita Park
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Sonorita Park
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Playground
Ocotillo Rose Park
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Murphy Park
Park
Bonsall Park North
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Bonsall Park South
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Shops (264) A+
Family Dollar
Discount Store
Circle K
Convenience Store
Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Imperial Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Rose's Alterations
Clothing
Courtesy Plumbing
Home Improvement
Gene's Modern Market
Convenience Store
Antique Haven
Furniture
K-Momo
Clothing
Pink
Clothing
Antiques & Gifts
Furniture
Banner Tool Services
Home Improvement
Carniceria EL Toro Charolais
Convenience Store
Ledezma's Electronics Car Audio
Electronics
EasyStop Corner
Convenience Store
Boost Mobile
Electronics
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Circle K
Convenience Store
Metro by T-Mobile
Electronics
Beer And Wine
Convenience Store
Salon Imperial
Beauty
Antwon's Salon
Hairdresser
Circle K
Convenience Store
Cricket Wireless
Electronics
Sherwin-Williams
Home Improvement
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 2.3% take public transportation in Glendale.
Public Transit Stops (521)
Stops & Stations
A+
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Workers Taking Public Transit
2.3%
F
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cost of living A

The cost of living in Glendale is 104/100 - which is 3% higher than Arizona.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
B-
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
C+
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crime F

Glendale crime rates are 3,785 per 100k, which is 52% higher than Arizona
Property Crime
3,240 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
545 crimes per 100k
F
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employment C

The median income in Glendale is $56,991 - which is 11% higher than Arizona.
Med. Household Income
$56,991
D
Unemployment Rate
3.7%
C
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health D+

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (90)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Glendale Police Department
Police
Academy of Dental Assisting
Dentist
Risas Dental
Dentist
Unknown Name
Dentist
R1 Reflexology
Clinic
Unknown Name
Dentist
Banner Urgent Care
Clinic
Fry's Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Dental Center
Dentist
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Dentist
Glendale Fire Station 152
Fire Station
Glendale Fire Station 151
Fire Station
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Fire Station
Walmart Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Emergency Chiropractor
Clinic
Phoenix Pediatric Dental
Dentist
Glendale Family Dentistry
Dentist
Walmart Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Clinic
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Protection Dental
Dentist
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Urgent Care
Doctor
Talecris Plasma Resources
Clinic
Desert Valley Dental
Dentist
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing A+

Glendale home prices are $231,200 - which is 31% higher than Arizona
Home Price
$231,200
A-
Home Appreciation Rate
29%
A+
Home Affordability
4.1x (home price to income ratio)
D+
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schools C

The Glendale graduation rate is 79% - which is 4% lower than Arizona
School Test Scores
46%
F
High School Grad. Rates
79%
D+
Elementary Schools (73) C-
Harold W Smith School
Isaac E Imes School
Glendale Landmark School
Grace Lutheran School
Children'S Center For Neurodevelopmental Studies
Our Lady Of Perpetual Help
Challenger Middle School
Desert Garden Elementary School
Don Mensendick School
William C Jack School
Glenn F Burton School
Carol G. Peck Elementary School
Melvin E Sine School
Desert Spirit
Academy Of Math And Science Camelback
Bicentennial North School
Academy Of Math And Science Glendale
Bicentennial South School
Glendale American School
Barcelona Middle School
Coyote Ridge
Desert Sands Middle School
St Louis The King School
Sunset Vista
Discovery School
High Schools (41) A
West-Mec - Glendale High School
Glendale High School
Children'S Center For Neurodevelopmental Studies
West-Mec - Independence High School
Independence High School
West-Mec - Apollo High School
Apollo High School
Rcb Medical Arts Academy
Glendale Union High School District Online Learning Academy
Glendale Union Online
West-Mec Glendale Community College
Westland School
Ombudsman - Charter Metro
West-Mec Western School Science Technology
Western School Of Science And Technology
Glenview College Preparatory High School
Crown Point High School
West-Mec - Central Campus
Continued Hope High Schools
Kaizen Education Foundation Dba Maya High School
Maryvale High School
Premier Charter High School
Alhambra High School
Westland School Brighton Campus
Life Skills Center Of Arizona
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ratings B-

Glendale has an overall rating of 69% from 22 reviews.
User Reviews (4)
From AreaVibes
B
User Surveys (18)
From AreaVibes
C-
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Friendly & Homey 5 rating By Anonymous ( Mar 19, 2020) I absolutely love Glendale, AZ. The city has such a friendly atmosphere, plus all of the perks of a big city, with a low cost. Moving from The Bay Area in California — Silicon Valley to be exact. I was looking for city life, for half the price; and that’s exactly what Glendal ...Read More e is! I live in Upper Glendale, and it has shopping, fine dining, great communities, tons of attractions and beautiful landscaping. Although, the highlife, such as clubbing and what not isn’t really happening. The neighbors are friendly and always ready for a good conversation. There’s never more than a 15 minute drive to do what you want to do. What more could you ask for? ♡ Read Less
Save yourself Misery 1 rating By phenomen_ally ( Mar 25, 2016) Glendale, AZ is overpopulated and run down. There are a lot of shopping centers in the area, however they are the same stores on every corner. The environment is not aesthetically appealing and there are not a lot of activities for children. This is a good place for college stude ...Read More nts. Read Less
Glendale, AZ is a Great Place to Live 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Dec 19, 2011) I have lived in Glendale, Arizona for the last three years. Prior to this, I lived in a nearby town for 25 years. Glendale is home to the Luke Air Force training base and I live across the street from the south runway. While I get to see all of the air shows from my front porch, ...Read More the daily noise of the jets taking off on their practice missions can be a bit annoying at times. On the other hand, I love the peaceful gated community I live in and all that Glendale has to offer.

The city is rich in Spanish culture with a fascinating historical past, and some of the roads on the outskirts of Glendale are still lined with fields of crops. Downtown Glendale is unique and full of interesting, beautiful, restored old homes and buildings. Merchants now occupy many of these historical buildings and the city puts on year-round events here that have something for everyone in the family.

Glendale and the surrounding towns and communities present many indoor and outdoor shopping malls, famous Cardinals Stadium, University of Phoenix Stadium, Cerreta Candy Company and Thunderbird Park. The city has many great restaurants and is also noted for having some of the best Mexican food restaurants in Arizona, including, Bitzee Mama's, 3 Margaritas and Rubio's Baja Grill. Glendale has great school systems and many neighborhood family parks. I not only love living in Glendale because of all it has to offer, but because the people who live here are very friendly. Read Less
Sports Reign In Glendale 4 rating By Anonymous ( May 04, 2010) My husband is an avid sports fan, so we have been to Glendale, Arizona several times. This city has many professional teams that call it home or train at its facilities. Hockey fans will enjoy watching the Coyotes, and baseball enthusiasts can watch the Los Angeles Dodgers and Ch ...Read More icago White Sox practice at the Camel-Back Ranch. Also, those who enjoy football won't want to miss the Arizona Cardinals playing at the University of Phoenix Stadium.

Glendale also has great a bunch of interesting festivals and attractions. The Chocolate Festival in February is perfect for those with a sweet tooth. In April, Glendale plays host each year to the Jazz and Blues Festival, which brings great artists and a lively atmosphere to the city.

For dining, my favorite stop is La Perla restaurant. They serve mouthwatering Mexican food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Glendale is also home to several good shopping districts, including the Historic Downtown. This area has been named one of the country's ten best places for shopping by "USA Today" and "Sunset Magazine." Obviously, Glendale is more than just a haven for sports fanatics! Read Less
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Glendale, AZ is a Great Place to Live 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Dec 19, 2011) I have lived in Glendale, Arizona for the last three years. Prior to this, I lived in a nearby town for 25 years. Glendale is home to the Luke Air Force training base and I live across the street from the south runway. While I get to see all of the air shows from my front porch, ...Read More the daily noise of the jets taking off on their practice missions can be a bit annoying at times. On the other hand, I love the peaceful gated community I live in and all that Glendale has to offer.

The city is rich in Spanish culture with a fascinating historical past, and some of the roads on the outskirts of Glendale are still lined with fields of crops. Downtown Glendale is unique and full of interesting, beautiful, restored old homes and buildings. Merchants now occupy many of these historical buildings and the city puts on year-round events here that have something for everyone in the family.

Glendale and the surrounding towns and communities present many indoor and outdoor shopping malls, famous Cardinals Stadium, University of Phoenix Stadium, Cerreta Candy Company and Thunderbird Park. The city has many great restaurants and is also noted for having some of the best Mexican food restaurants in Arizona, including, Bitzee Mama's, 3 Margaritas and Rubio's Baja Grill. Glendale has great school systems and many neighborhood family parks. I not only love living in Glendale because of all it has to offer, but because the people who live here are very friendly. Read Less
Sports Reign In Glendale 4 rating By Anonymous ( May 04, 2010) My husband is an avid sports fan, so we have been to Glendale, Arizona several times. This city has many professional teams that call it home or train at its facilities. Hockey fans will enjoy watching the Coyotes, and baseball enthusiasts can watch the Los Angeles Dodgers and Ch ...Read More icago White Sox practice at the Camel-Back Ranch. Also, those who enjoy football won't want to miss the Arizona Cardinals playing at the University of Phoenix Stadium.

Glendale also has great a bunch of interesting festivals and attractions. The Chocolate Festival in February is perfect for those with a sweet tooth. In April, Glendale plays host each year to the Jazz and Blues Festival, which brings great artists and a lively atmosphere to the city.

For dining, my favorite stop is La Perla restaurant. They serve mouthwatering Mexican food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Glendale is also home to several good shopping districts, including the Historic Downtown. This area has been named one of the country's ten best places for shopping by "USA Today" and "Sunset Magazine." Obviously, Glendale is more than just a haven for sports fanatics! Read Less

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Glendale, AZ

Glendale is one of Phoenix's largest suburbs, and the city is located less than ten miles from the heart of downtown Phoenix. Its location to the city make it a popular choice for working families and young professionals who work in the city but cannot afford the steep real estate prices of the downtown area. Glendale offers its residents a high quality of life with many entertainment options available in the city limits. Glendale is actually the site of the Arizona Cardinals Stadium. The city has done a wonderful job hosting several Super Bowls that have brought a lot of economic prosperity to the area.

Today, the city has grown to over 250,000 residents as recent years have seen more and more people moving to the area to buy or rent a home. Transportation options in Glendale are plentiful, and the city has a public transit option for those who do not want to have to deal with driving and parking. GUS Bus Service and Dial-a-Ride are both popular options. The ride share service is pretty unique to the city, and riders and drivers are able to link up with each other in order to share the cost of commuting. There are also a number of taxi cab companies that operate in the city.

The city takes advantage of its warm weather to spend time outdoors. Wildlife World Aquarium, Zoo and Safari is a fun attraction for kids that provides a glimpse into the animal kingdom and the many wonders that it holds. White Tank Mountain Regional Park is a fun place to take the family for a weekend camping getaway. There are miles and miles of trails as well for those who want to get out and explore on a bike or an all-terrain vehicle. Sahuaro Ranch Park offers green space and shade for families to enjoy. It is the perfect place to head for a picnic.

Luke Air Force Base is one of the largest employers in the area. This base has an important mission of training fighter pilots to fly some of the most advanced aircraft in the world. The Arizona Coyotes NHL team are another large employer. The Coyotes have been one of the Valley of the Sun's most popular teams since moving to the city. The Thunderbird School of Management rounds out the list of large employers located in Glendale.

Arrowhead Ranch, Marshall Ranch, and Garden Eye are great neighborhoods for those who are looking to buy or rent the home of their dreams. Each of the areas has good public schools, a lot of shopping opportunities, and they offer residents all of the amenities that you would expect from master-planned community living.

B Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Glendale? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

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Lawrence Park
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Sonorita Park
Sonorita Park
Unknown Name
Ocotillo Rose Park

Entertainment

E. Lowell Rogers Amphitheater
Glendale Police Museum
Arizona Doll & Toy Museum
Glendale 9 Drive In & Public Market
Anlro
Unknown Name
Bowlero
Stratus Event Center

Food & Drink

Dazzo's Dog House
AKO Drive in Liquors
Wingstop
Subway
Gus's Pizza
McDonald's
Sonic
Filiberto's Mexican Food

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Glendale? Of all people who commute, 2.3% take public transportation in Glendale.
Drive to Work
75%

1% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
2%

3% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

1% lower than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Glendale a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Corebella Addiction Treatment & Suboxone Clinic
Abrazo Arrowhead Campus
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
St. Joseph's Westgate Medical Center
HonorHealth
Aurora Behavior Health

Pharmacies

Walmart Pharmacy
Walmart Pharmacy
Fry's Pharmacy
Walmart Pharmacy
Fry's Pharmacy
Fry's Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens

Doctors

Banner Thunderbird Occupational Health Clinic
Adult & Pediatric Allergy Associates
Urgent Care
Westview Family Medicine
Phoenix Heart
Desert West Gynaecology

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