A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
  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
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$639,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,355
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%

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
    51
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    8
    41
  • Robbery
    41
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    294
    500
  • Theft
    1,228
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    179
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,069
National
$55,322
Children
15%
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
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Glendale Reviews

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Glendale quickly became my home after my move in 2005. Its a city that thrives on cultural awareness, acceptance, and family values. A place so welcoming you can walk down the street and say hello to a random stranger on any given day. The heart of the city has become the epicenter of vast job opportunities and a place to get out and experience the many authentic, culturally vast flavors our restaurants have to offer. So whether you're looking to have a good time, just passing by or looking to move here, Glendale is a place you will quickly come to love!
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Living in Glendale has been alright. There are some very nice people, but the people living here are mostly pretty mean. It's pretty diverse, but Armenians are the majority here. Some of the Armenian teens are fairly rude. Just the other day I was driving and a couple of guys just take their time crossing the street illegally. They think they own the street! Other than that, there are some pretty nice restaurants and stores. The cars here are dangerous, however. There's always people speeding and beating the red light. And similar to the teens thinking they own the street, it's similar to driving. Very often you'd see people taking up the whole street with their hazards on, waiting to pick someone up. I'd like to see the people become more courteous to each other in this city.
Glendale is a beautiful city, boasting large community parks, lots of free community YMCA andYMWA sponsored programs and classes. Additionally, the city offers you the chance to step back in time! The Americana (developed by Caruso Properties), is a lush outdoor shopping and residential area, complete with synchronized fountain displays, Parisian styled architecture, and the best hits of Frank Sinatra, which play throughout the day or night. I have the benefit of living in Glendale's mountainous community, just south of Montrose, which, in my opinion, is the best part of Glendale! It's beautiful, remote (hard to find in LA), and very family friendly!