Glendale Real Estate & Community Information


Welcome to my page dedicated to the city of Glendale in the county of Los Angeles.

As a real estate agent and property owner in the city of Glendale, I believe that having an understanding of community resources, neighborhood characteristics, and school information is important when considering buying or selling a home, commercial property, or investment property.

In order to help you better understand Glendale and its relationship to the city of Los Angeles, I have compiled this brief overview of the city and its neighborhoods.

Thanks again and be sure to contact me for any of your Glendale, Sunset Strip, Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hills, Hancock Park, Bel Air, Century City, Wilshire Corridor, Pacific Palisades, and Downtown Los Angeles real estate needs.



The City of Glendale has seen tremendous growth over the last 30 years for several reasons. Today, Glendale is home to approximately 200,000 residents. It is the third largest city in Los Angeles County.

Glendale offers a short commute to downtown Los Angeles and the Valley. It is known for its safe neighborhoods, reasonable home prices, and the diversity and distinctive character of its homes.

Glendale Today

Glendale is the 17th largest city in California.It attracts a multitude of homebuyers who want to enjoy the city’s wonderful quality of life, excellent public school system, quaint neighborhoods, and vibrant city life and economy. The crime level is relatively low and public services well managed.  Glendale is such a great city to live that it has been named a finalist in the National Civic League’s “All-America City Award.”

Glendale is the home of the southern campus of DreamWorks SKG, Disney Engineering, and Nestle, among many other major corporations and businesses. Its location near downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood has made it attractive as a place to centralize business operations. It offers ample space, vibrant energy for workers and residents alike, and more economic alternatives to Hollywood and downtown LA.

Downtown Glendale offers over 200 restaurants, theatres, boutiques and shops.  Americana at Brand is an outdoor shopping complex that has become popular with residents and visitors to the city. The Americana is part of a recent revitalization of downtown Glendale. The Glendale Galleria Mall is located just a few blocks down the street.


Glendale's Parks

One of the best-kept secrets of Glendale among its residents is its parks. Glendale offers 32 city parks on 4,800 acres that are well-maintained by the city. These parks are popular among residents who enjoy family outings, picnics, playgrounds, and sporting activities.

Brand Park is home to the Brand Library and Art Center, which is considered one of the finest music and art libraries in the entire state. Verdugo Park, which offers a skate park, is also a very popular destination, as is Nibley Park.

Historical structures such as the Casa Adobe, Tea House, and Verdugo Adobe are a great reminder of the city's historic past. Historic preservation plays an important role in the city's fabric.



Glendale has approximately 34 distinct neighborhoods. Each have their own character and charm.  Some offer a variety of home styles, while others are more uniform.

The following list features some of Glendale's most desirable communities. They all enjoy excellent school systems, scenic views, short distances to business centers, and a feeling of community.

Northwest Glendale

Located north of Kenneth Avenue, east of Grandview, and west of Pacific, Northwest Glendale is known for traditional homes built on large lots. Home styles range from Spanish, to English, to traditional, to contemporary.

At its center is the charming Kenneth Village. This area is a protected historic district with many homes built in the 1920’s and 1930’s. This designation helps preserve the original architectural styles and makes for a unique place to live.

Royal Area of Rossmoyne

Royal Boulevard is a wide and distinctive palm tree-lined street. Surrounded by the Verdugo Mountains, the scenery is beautiful. Nearby Nibley Park is popular hang-out among its residents.

Many of the homes in the Royal Area date back from the 1920’s to 1940’s. There is also a section of newer, hillside homes built in the 1950’s through 1980’s. The neighborhood is known for its mountain, canyon, and city lights views.

Oakmont Country Club Area

This community is known for the prestigious Oakmont Country Club. Many homes in the area were built from the 1940's through the 70's. Oakmont Estates was developed in the 1990s around the golf course.

La Crescenta

Located to the north of Glendale, the unincorporated town of La Crescenta is bordered by mountains to the north and hills to the south.  It has a rural, rustic feel that is unique to Southern California.

La Crescenta has some of the best schools in Glendale. It also features a variety of shopping areas, restaurants, and businesses catering to a variety of tastes and cultures. It is considered a safe place for raising a family and has many parks and hiking trails.

Vergudo Woodlands

Great natural beauty, tree-lined streets, both historic and newer homes grace the Verdugo Woodlands area of Glendale.  The sylvan setting of the Verdugo Woodlands is punctuated with California live oak trees, sycamores, jacarandas, and palms.  Verdugo Park is a popular destination for area residents.  The Rodriguez house, designed by renowned architect R.M. Schindler, is a stellar example of mid-century architecture.


The charming community of Montrose in the north of Glendale offers a small-town feel.  It is known for its pedestrian-friendly shopping, restaurants, upscale stores, farmers markets, and year-round festivals and street fairs. It is well regarded for its excellent public schools. The lot sizes in Montrose are typically large.

Montrose offers a quaint shopping district which is frequently used as a film location. Those who live in Montrose enjoy a peaceful, verdant setting in the mountains and canyons and proximity to the golf course.



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