Glendale, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, combines palm tree lined streets and the scenic setting of the San Fernando Valley. Glendale’s rapid expansion in the early 1900s is shown in its collection of older, historic Craftsman bungalows and cottages from the early twentieth century. Aside from these historic homes, Glendale also is known for the characteristic Spanish style home that complements the Mediterranean style climate.
Glendale’s neighborhoods are a selection of the different personalities of Southern California, Hollywood and fame, sunshine and fun and the newest trends. Citrus Grove, adjacent to the city center, is an urban neighborhood with condos and apartments and within walking distance to most shops, restaurants and businesses. For a family friendly neighborhood, a good bet is Montrose, which is filled with cul-de-sacs, single-family homes and walking trails. Adams Hill is a combination of larger lots for single-family homes and smaller cottages that are closer together. The neighborhood has a unique and diverse vibe and contains a library, park and a redeveloped shopping district, Adams Square. On the edges of Glendale is a neighborhood known as The Canyons. This part of Glendale is a sanctuary for nature lovers. Residents in this area are treated to a quiet community with lots of wildlife and trees. Many who live here enjoy the Chevy Chase Golf and Country Club within this neighborhood.
Glendale’s role in Hollywood and movies is evident if driving through the city. Several major animation and film studios line the streets and sometimes, even major Hollywood players can be spotted. Walt Disney Animation Studios, a top employer here, is the place where childhood dreams are realized. DreamWorks Studios is also located here, providing many film production jobs for those in the entertainment business. Other than the movie industry, Glendale gives its residents access to other industries with major corporations headquartered here. Nestle USA calls Glendale its home, and employs many individuals in jobs related to the food industry. Public Storage, LegalZoom and Whole Foods Market also have company centers here that offer opportunities for employment.