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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Glendale is a suburb of Milwaukee with a population of 12,868. Glendale is in Milwaukee County and is one of the best places to live in Wisconsin. Living in Glendale offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Glendale there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Glendale and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Glendale are highly rated.
About Glendale...
Population
12,868

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$212,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,011
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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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
    70.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    15.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    62.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    383.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,320.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    329.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Glendale

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,992
National
$55,322
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Glendale Reviews

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I live on the border of Glendale and Milwaukee. That being said, my experience differs a bit from the average resident. I've heard gunshots at night, had car break-ins on my street. Despite these setbacks, I've always loved where I live. Glendale is a diverse community. When I went to school, I was surrounded by people of every background and race. Our school was a community--we looked out for each other no matter what. The Milwaukee River, despite its flaws, is an anchor of our community. Our parks surround it, providing views that have the ability to take your breath away. There's no shortage of wildlife in Glendale--especially squirrels, which have been known to eat through plastic garbage cans if they get desperate. New buildings stand side by side with old as the community renews itself while still remaining close to its roots. Glendale has its problems--there are potholes, litter, seemingly constant construction--but at the end of the day, I wouldn't trade it for anything else.
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Glendale was overall, a wonderful city to grow up in. There's plenty to do without travelling too far, but not so big that it's overwhelming. There are parks within a short walk and an extensive bike path many people use to exercise. The schools also have very good educational programs. Bayshore mall is a great place to meet up with friends, get a bite to eat, and do some shopping. There are a couple libraries which I would use frequently to study at, since I could find any reference book I needed. Public transport is not the easiest to arrange in some areas, however. Winters in Glendale are very cold, and summers are pretty hot.
Glendale is a very friendly community, with locals constantly greeting you and making you feel welcome. It's also got great schooling systems! Would highly recommend!