Glendale is a suburb of Los Angeles (eight miles from Downtown), tucked into the Verdugos Region and divided along its east/west axis by the 134 Freeway. Locals formed the original town in 1884 and the city incorporated in 1906. Today, Glendale is third-largest city in L.A. County.
Glendalians enjoy a year-round sunshine. The area has a Mediterranean climate characterized by warm (winter) or hot (summer) days depending on the season, but evening temperatures regularly cool the area down due to the marine layer that moves from the ocean, across the L.A. Basin, and into the city.
Homes for sale in Glendale range from smaller, relatively affordable houses to luxury homes, depending on the area. The easiest way to compartmentalize the neighborhoods is to use the 134 Freeway as a line of demarcation.
Neighborhoods in Downtown Glendale (south of the 134 Freeway) include Grandview, El Miradero, West Glendale, Moorpark, Citrus Grove, Adams Hill, Greenbriar, Tropico, and Mariposa. You’ll find more affordable homes and condominiums in these areas.
Hillside Communities (north of the 134 Freeway) include Verdugo Mountains, Whiting Woods, Oakmont, Sparr Heights, San Rafael Hills, Glenoaks Canyon, and Woodbury. These are the areas where you'll find many expensive, luxury homes. As you might expect, the higher a home sits on a hill, the pricier it can be.
The architecture of homes here reflects the era in which they were built. In the early 1900s, Victorian, Foursquare and Queen Anne styles were popular. From the 1920s onward, Tudor, Spanish Colonial Revival, American Colonial Revival and Craftsman homes came on the scene followed by Italian Revival and Mediterranean homes in the 1930s.
In the 1940s, following WWII, many Mid Century Modern and California Ranch homes were built, and that trend continued until the 1980s when contemporary styles took over.
The Wall Street Journal named Glendale, CA the ninth-safest city in the United States. The school system is also highly regarded with some individual schools ranking very highly according to GreatSchools. The combination of public safety and good schools contributes to the city’s reputation, desirability and population growth.
Glendale is home to several immigrant populations. In fact, 54% of its residents are foreign-born, including many Armenian, Mexican American, Filipino, Persian, and Korean families. Suffice it to say, the influence on the area’s culture and food scene cannot be understated. Glendale offers great dining!
In addition to an extensive book collection, the Brand Library & Arts Center, operated by the City of Glendale, puts on concerts, lectures, exhibitions and screens films for a diverse community.
If you love shopping, you’ll love the two big malls in Downtown Glendale.
The Community Services & Parks Department (CSP) manages 286 acres of parkland and 5 thousand acres of open space. Activities include hiking, summer concerts, day camps, picnics, aquatics, softball, basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, and skating – to name just a few.
Looking to buy or sell a home in Glendale? The United Hollywood REALTORS® team would love to help you. We know the city and neighborhoods and what each offers to their residents. Plus, we can provide current real estate market information such as recent Glendale home prices, house sales history, and stats on broader real estate market trends.
Most public schools in L.A. County are part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. However, public schools here are part of the Glendale Unified School District (GUSD). There are 21 elementary schools and a handful of private schools, some with religious and ethnic affiliations.