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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

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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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
    57.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    7.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    45.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    236.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,264.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    129.8
    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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I grew up in Glendale and I love this city. Being Armenian, it is so nice to see a presence of the Armenian diaspora in this city, even though it is so far away from our motherland. Everyone is so friendly and it is relatively a very safe city. I feel so lucky to live here. There are so many restaurants, coffee shops, breakfast spots, and stores. Downtown Glendale is so safe and there are many shops/spots to explore. The La Crescenta-Montrose part of Glendale is also a nice area to enjoy, more quiet, and the views are breathtaking. The public schools there are comparatively better than main-city Glendale. I love, though, how you can live in a mix of city and suburb life in Glendale. Residents of Glendale receive the best of both!
A change that would benefit the entire city of Glendale would probably be for more shops, cafes, and funding to go to South Glendale in order to make it a place where everyone can enjoy, as much as they do Downtown Glendale as well as North Glendale.
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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.
Very good location to live and very family oriented. Not very crowded but living is a little more pricey but they have beautiful residences. But, it has everything you need at a short distance. Schools in the district are amazing and your kids will definitely get the education they deserve. And just a beautiful neighborhood altogether! Very Safe as well.