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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
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Glendale is a suburb of Phoenix with a population of 245,514. Glendale is in Maricopa County. Living in Glendale offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Glendale there are a lot of parks. 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
245,514

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$197,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$958
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Glendale Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    289.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    44
    40.7
  • Robbery
    130.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    656.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,998.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    421.9
    284

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
    12%
  • 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
    16%
    13%

Working in Glendale

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,314
National
$55,322
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I love that Glendale is a good location in between vibrant cities like Phoenix and Peoria. I love the beautiful mountainous views that can be seen from all different angles! I would like to see Glendale host more activities for the communities. Some activities could include sports challenges, picnics, and hiking. I love how the state fair brings people all over the state together and I would love for small events to be held in Glendale as well! Glendale should also promote recycling, as the world needs to become more eco-friendly!
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Glendale is a nice community that has many things to offer. The education can be spotty depending upon where you are within the city limits. Being in south Glendale, things are a little more "rough" than northern Glendale. Northern Glendale has more affluent, stable communities. There are bars, restaurants, shops and so much more everywhere you go!
The downtown area is lovely with its small businesses and events. You’ll find cute shops and nice dining places downtown! There are a few mountains to hike around/near Glendale! There are also many parks to have fun and relax at. It’s close to Phoenix so it’s a quick drive to the theatre, museums, and so much more!