Nestled right at the junction of the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys, Glendale lays just 8 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. Glendale borders La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta to the northeast, Tujunga and Sun Valley to the northwest, Burbank and Griffith Park to the west, Pasadena and Eagle Rock to the east, and Atwater Village and Glassell Park to the south. Economic opportunity, top-notch safety, high education standards, active community involvement, ideal proximity, a wide selection of shopping areas, and a myriad of available leisurely activities are what make Glendale one of the most desirable, booming cities in California.
Glendale’s unwavering focus on education, community involvement, and superior quality of life is the reason why the city consistently ranks in the FBI’s top 10 safest cities in the United States. The exceptional police responsiveness and the Fire Department’s top-class fire safety rating along with the Neighborhood Watch Program effectively ensure the safety of Glendale’s citizens.
Glendale Unified School District’s 20 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 5 high schools and 2 facilities for homeschoolers and special-needs students all make up one of the highest rated districts in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Glendale is also home to Glendale Community College.
Only a decade ago, the Americana at Brand became Glendale’s crown jewel of commerce. The Americana is an upscale outdoor mall situated directly across from the Glendale Galleria in the heart of downtown Glendale. The inner-city of Glendale has an abundance of small shops and commerce for every shopping need.
Some of Glendale’s most desirable neighborhoods are Rossmoyne, Verdugo Woodlands, Montecito Park, Sparr Heights, Oakmont, Chevy Chase Canyon, El Miradero, and Greenbriar. In and surrounding the neighborhoods of Glendale are over 50 public parks and 3 golf courses. Many of the parks have hiking and equestrian trails as well.
The city of Glendale is truly a gem and it rightfully lives up to its title as the Jewel City of Los Angeles.