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Glendale Livability #10 ranked city in Arizona#2,349 ranked city in the USARanks better than 91% of areas

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      Living in Glendale, AZ

      Glendale, Arizona is a big city with a population of 239,943 inhabitants. With a population density of 4,034 people per square mile, Glendale is well above the nation's average density level. At 79%, the majority of the Glendale population is White; this is followed by 6% Black and 4% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Glendale are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 24% of the population also speak Spanish.

      Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Glendale could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Arizona if you know where to look. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. To help you find the best places to live in and around Glendale, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and more.

      Glendale, AZ receives 77 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #10 in Arizona and #2,349 in the USA. Clearly, Glendale is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. The cherry on top is that Glendale also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. For each of the livability categories, we know that Glendale ranks very well for amenities (B), cost of living (A-) and housing (A+). Glendale does not score well for the following: crime (D). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Location, location, location - those 3 words empasize the significance of the location of any property and are possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Glendale, there are an abundance of amazing local amenities and other interesting things to do. These include grocery stores, coffee shops, places to eat and parks. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: University of Phoenix Stadium, Arena, and Glendale HIstoric District.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Glendale can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

      Being close to public transit, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Glendale. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Glendale are affordable. The median home price for Glendale homes is $163,400, which is 7.6% lower than the Arizona average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Glendale, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.5, which is 0% lower than the Arizona average.

      Glendale transportation information

      Statistic Glendale Arizona National
      Average one way commute27min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work74.9%76.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool13.9%10.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.7%2.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.9%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.2%2.0%2.8%
      Working from home5.1%5.7%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Glendale, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).