Glendale 73 Excellent
Glendale Livability #80 ranked city in Arizona#9,261 ranked city in the USARanks better than 68% of areas
A+ Glendale Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ Glendale Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% lower than Arizona
955% less expensive than the US average
1011% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Glendale cost of living
F Glendale Crime Total crime is 17% higher than Arizona
Total crime
3,16235% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3235% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-10%Year over year crime is down
Glendale crime
D Glendale Employment Household income is 9% lower than Arizona
Median household income
$46,81715% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,45225% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%4% lower than the US average
Glendale employment
B Glendale Housing Home value is 8% lower than Arizona
Median home value
$163,40012% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$8807% lower than the US average
Home ownership
54%15% lower than the US average
Glendale real estate or Glendale rentals
D- Glendale Schools HS graduation rate is 4% lower than Arizona
High school grad. rates
79%5% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:121% higher than the US average
Glendale K-12 schools
C+ Glendale User Ratings There are a total of 20 ratings in Glendale
Overall user rating
66% 20 total ratings
User reviews rating
73% 4 total reviews
User surveys rating
62% 16 total surveys
all Glendale poll results

Best Places to Live in and Around Glendale

See all the best places to live around Glendale

Compare Glendale, AZ Livability


      Living in Glendale, AZ

      Located in the state of Arizona, Glendale is a large city with a population of 239,943 inhabitants. Glendale has a population density of 4,034 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. According to the most recent Census, 79% of Glendale residents are White, 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.

      Without the right tools, moving to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Glendale, Arizona could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. The best areas in Glendale and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Arizona and national averages.

      Glendale has a livability score of 70 out of 100 and is ranked #108 in Arizona and #10,224 in the USA. Based on the scores for each individual category, Glendale has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), cost of living (B-), weather (B) and housing (B). Regrettably for Glendale, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: crime (F), education (F) and employment (D).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Glendale on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the notable things to do include: University of Phoenix Stadium, Arena, and Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix.

      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.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Glendale is real estate affordability. 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. Real estate appreciation rates in Glendale are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Glendale homes comes in at 8.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 10.2%.

      Glendale transportation information

      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%

      Check Your Commute Time

      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).