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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Glendale is a city in California with a population of 200,372. Glendale is in Los Angeles County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Glendale offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Glendale there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Glendale and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Glendale are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$724,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,529
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    67%
  • Own
    33%
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Glendale Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    48.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    11.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    37.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    221.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,167.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    129.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Glendale

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,531
National
$55,322
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Glendale Reviews

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This is a great city! There is a lot of diversity among residents. Many pretty parks to walk around and explore. With places for outdoor activities like hiking, running and biking, as well as organized sports. The city is very family friendly! The school districts are good, and the area is safe. It boasts several shopping malls with lots of wonderful places to eat from sweet to savory. There are even breweries too! Glendale's location is near to that of greater Los Angeles with several freeways to get you where you need to go. It's a good mix of city and suburban for those that want the faster paced lifestyle of a city but with the feel of a tight-knit community. I grew up in a close by neighboring town but moved to Glendale 3 years ago and I love it.
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Glendale is really my favorite place in the LA area. Lots of food and shopping choices, the americana mall is beautiful, pleany of small specialty shops and local attractions too. Very close proximity to Griffith park so if you like hiking this is the place to be! Glendale is one the cleanest areas in all of LA, the homeless problem is mostly localized downtown and does not reach often up this way. Best of all, everything is close together, so you can get around by walking or bike to stay active if you so chose!
I love Glendale. It's the city I was born and raised in. I love living in a beautiful city where you can find just about anything to do. We have great shopping malls with all the best stores. We have amazing food from all sorts of cuisines. Glendale is a very diverse city. Although a majority of the city is Armenian, you can find just about every other ethnicity in this awesome city. We have pretty good schools, but not the best. The high schools aren't as good as they used to be unfortunately. But Glendale is a great city to start and raise your family. You have endless opportunities to start a business. It is a very expensive city to live in, but it has so much to offer so it is definitely worth it!