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A+ Glendale Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Glendale Cost of Living Cost of living is 18% higher than California
16464% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Glendale cost of living
A Glendale Crime Total crime is 43% lower than California
Total crime
1,67639% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6039% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-9%Year over year crime is down
Glendale crime
D+ Glendale Employment Household income is 12% lower than California
Median household income
$56,0691% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$31,5416% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%23% higher than the US average
Glendale employment
D Glendale Housing Home value is 56% higher than California
Median home value
$639,700246% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,35543% higher than the US average
Home ownership
35%46% lower than the US average
Glendale real estate or Glendale rentals
C Glendale Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than California
High school grad. rates
84%1% higher than the US average
School test scores
52%6% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:127% higher than the US average
Glendale K-12 schools or Glendale colleges

Living in Glendale, CA

Glendale, California is a medium-sized city with a population of 197,895 residents. Glendale has a population density of 6,503 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. At 72%, the majority of the Glendale population is White; this is followed by 16% Asian and 2% Black. Glendale is known to be family friendly as more than 73% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 59% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Living in Glendale can be a fulfilling experience for anyone relocating to the city. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Glendale, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, weather, education, housing and more.

Glendale, CA receives 73/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #262 in California and #6,719 in the USA. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Glendale has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A) and weather (A). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Glendale. The following was graded with a disappointing score: cost of living (F) and housing (D).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Glendale has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the notable things to do include: The Americana at Brand, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, and Glendale Galleria.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Glendale gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 135 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

The Glendale unemployment rate (0%) has continued to decrease over the years and is now well below the national average. Finding a new job in the area might just be easier than you thought!

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. Median real estate prices in Glendale come in at $639,700, which is 56.3% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Glendale, the home price to income ratio is 11.4, which is 78.1% higher than the California average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Glendale were 5.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.5%.

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Compare Glendale, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Glendale, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Oakmont, Glendale834.1719
Verdugo Woodlands, Glendale823.17,722
Emerald Isle, Glendale824742
Brockmont, Glendale812.2596
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Rossmoyne, Glendale811.58,294
Sparr Heights, Glendale804.31,810
El Miradero, Glendale793.13,627
Crescenta Highlands, Glendale796.210,550

Best Cities Near Glendale, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA855.720,477
Marina del Rey, CA8516.29,782
Hermosa Beach, CA8520.819,726
Manhattan Beach, CA8419.335,573
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
San Marino, CA848.213,324
Hidden Hills, CA8423.31,573
South Pasadena, CA836.125,936
Newport Beach, CA8340.786,813

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Boring and lame

There is no attraction here in Glendale. The only possible thing to do is shopping or going to the library which can become boring. There is a golf courses. Furthermore, hiking trails are also available but not many variety of trails if you look it up on the map. Unfortunately, Glendale is not like Los Angeles where there are museums, zoo, HUGE PARK, and yes, variable hiking trails with levels and challenges. There is also an observatory (Griffith Observatory). Los Feliz, Los Angeles is where I would consider a neighborhood to live in. Glendale has so many inconsiderate people and rude. Furthermore, the shopping mall here in Glendale is so lame! There isn't much a variety of things to do in the mall. The only thing to do in the mall is shop and eat. Really lame. Unlike South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, there are great attractions that customers can do as well as children. During the Christmas holiday, there is a train ride that children can ride. As for Glendale Galleria, there is nothing like that. LAME! Nowadays, a WHOLE LOT of stores are closing down because Glendale Galleria isn't attracting a lot of customers. REALLY BORING! Lastly, there are a lot of inconsiderate drivers who risk the lives of pedestrians. Glendale can use more traffic signals on crosswalks.
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Glendale California City

I have just finished my tour and got married in Sep, found a job and we bought our first house in Glendale, California, I have to say this city quality have been abysmal! Initially I loved living majority Armenian population here but things went south quickly - unfortunately demographic of this city did not well adopted to the way of American standard and been brought to a level in Yerevan! streets are dirty (for example just walk on Vine toward Fernando and you will see couches left outside- dogs eating from garbage cans, dogs droppings there were not curbed , factories making noise and ton of pollution. Since we've moved to Glendale, One thing that bothered me (even after writing to the Mayor) is majour public parkes were either given to schools - or pretend being under maintenance and just closed! we ended up travelling to nearby city Pasadena (were I planning to eventually move to). There are a few things you should know before moving to Glendale. The Armenian community is insular and it is impossible to make friends. My family now hates this city, we don't have much of a nightlife. who want to party have to head to other cities - traffic here is a nightmare - people here never use signal and if you try to merge they intentionally chase you !! shopping and restaurants are okay but nothing spectacular. I can't imagine living here for more than 6 more months - so stay a way .
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Glendale is great city.

I have lived and worked in the Glendale area for many years now and have found it to be a great place to live and work. It is clean, safe, and has a good selection of restaurants and shopping. I've seen just about every inch of this city as our towing service tends to take us to many parts of the city. Always finding new treasures and glendale has so many great homes and neighborhoods, there truly is something for everyone. We don't ever want anyone to have problems but if you're in Glendale, CA and find yourself in need of a tow truck or assistance we'd love to help at . Thanks Glendale for many years.
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Glendale, California - An Armenian City

I've lived in Glendale, California, for several years, and I love the diverse atmosphere. We're one of the most Armenian cities in the United States, and I love that my kids can learn about a different culture. Since we've moved to Glendale, we've gone to Armenian restaurants, churches, and cultural celebrations that we wouldn't have experienced in our old city. Plus, we're close to Los Angeles, so whenever we want a change of pace we can drive over there. I love the small city feel that I get in Glendale combined with the nearby big city amenities.

There are a few things you should know before moving to Glendale. The weather is excellent year-round and we can go to the beach on the weekends. The Armenian community is insular and it may take time for you to meet friends. My family loves this city, but younger people may be bored because we don't have much of a nightlife. Kids who want to party just head to LA. Our shopping and restaurants are okay but nothing spectacular. I can find everything that I need for the kids here, but my husband and I only have a few options for a nice dinner date. We don't have any big name attractions, either. If you're looking for a friendly place to raise a family with a big city nearby and an excellent community, Glendale is the city for you. If you're looking for a place to party or you need luxury, Los Angeles might be a better fit.
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Glendale, CA - A Fun City for Families

I really enjoyed the time I spent living in Glendale. Glendale, California is a very nice municipality that is located in the greater Los Angeles area, specifically the San Fernando Valley. Glendale is known for having a large Armenian population and an extremely vigilant police force that patrols the city for traffic violations. Glendale is a great safe place to raise a family.

The biggest attraction in the city of Glendale is the Galleria. The Glendale Galleria is a huge shopping center. It is also a great place to dine at the various declious restaurants. Chinese food, In N Out Burger, and various Armenian and Mexican restaurants offer some of the best food in Southern California.

The Glendale Galleria is the place where everyone gathers on the weekend to buy the latest fashions or the latest cutting edge video games, enjoy a movie, and eat a good meal. There are also some nice bars in Glendale that offer great places to relax and have a drink after a busy day. Glendale is a safe community that offers many choices for shopping and dining.
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