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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Glendale is a suburb of Phoenix with a population of 241,543. Glendale is in Maricopa County. Living in Glendale offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Glendale and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Glendale are above average.
About Glendale...
Population
241,543

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$180,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$917
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Glendale Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    252
    283
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    39
    41
  • Robbery
    193
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    637
    500
  • Theft
    3,426
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    467
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Glendale

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,383
National
$55,322
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Life isn’t too bad here, definitely not above a C grade though. Living here I’ve seen people who were close to me get really rough around the edges and there usually just seems to be nonstop drama, like you walk, talk, or just are a certain way, it gets concocted that you “have the hots for a guys wife or kids”, yada yada. If you come here just keep yourself to yourself is the best advice I have, and don’t let none of the street fools keep you from being 100 grand or whatevs. As long as you’re able to make life here your own, why should you let anyone screw up your day? Don’t! Positives here is it’s cheaper than a lot of areas though that means pay is almost abysmal as well as average decent jobs. I came here and have managed ok because I needed someplace to start in life with a curve to it, and I mean if you’re that type, don’t feel bad about it, enjoy the single life, maybe attend Glendale Community College, and have at life!
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I am a student at one of the high schools in Glendale and love how easy my commute to school is each day. Overall there are so many cute shops and corners especially with the mall being so close by and the numerous other activities. The neighborhoods are extremely safe and the schools are top notch in the districts surrounding Glendale. Skunk creek runs through Glendale and is a great place to go in family bike rides or even walking the dog at night. Parks are in abundance in Glendale and offer a healthy activity for kids to partake in. Keep an eye out for local farmers markets or local activities because there are many if them! If you are looking at moving to Arizona, make sure to keep Glendale on your list.
I love living in Glendale, the neighborhood is quiet, clean and my neighbors are super nice! I have not encountered the police other than seeing them at the local gas station and they are always smiling and polite. Glendale is home to the stadium where the Cardinals play and I am very proud about that.