Glendale, California is the third largest city in Los Angeles Country, with over 200,000 residents. It is located in the San Fernando Mountains, on the eastern end. The city is close to other popular Los Angeles neighborhoods including Sun Valley, Burbank, Pasadena, Tujuna, and La Canada. It is filled with a variety of homes, many that are smaller in size, There are also several townhouses and apartments, and luxury homes for sale.
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During 2013, Curbed.com named Glendale, "LA's Neighborhood of the Year." The area has experienced substantial growth and redevelopment over the last several years. Glendale's downtown is home to the popular shopping center, "The Americana." This shopping mall has several top stores including Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Sephora, and Anthropologie. It is also the home to many delicious food establishments and bakeries. The downtown area of Glendale is a great spot for walking. Residents love to spend time in this area, eating and shopping. Along with the food and shopping, Glendale has other cultural sites and historical locations. The city has its own theater, and it is home to Forest Lawn Cemetery. Glendale is also very close to Griffith Park, a top tourist location.
Interestingly, Glendale is home to ones of the biggest Armenian communities in the United States. Armenians have lived in the area since the early 1900s. During the 1970s, many Armenians relocated to the area. Today, Glendale is home to Armenian schools, businesses, and cultural organizations. In addition to Armenians, there are a variety of other races in the area. Glendale is home to whites, Asians, Native Americans, and Blacks. Most of the children attend school in the Glendale Unified Schools District. This district is home to several elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools. The city also has multiple private schools, and it is home to Glendale Community College. Glendale was recently ranked as the ninth safest city in the country, based on a report from 24/7 Wall Street. This is one of the reasons so many Los Angeles residents prefer to live in the area. Glendale is also close to major transportation hubs. There are three major freeways in Glendale, including the Ventura Freeway, Interstate 5, and the Glendale Freeway. Many residents also use public transportation to get around town and avoid traffic. There are so many unique features and amenities in Glendale, and it is not surprisingly that this location is a top destination for Californians.