Welcome to Glendale
Historic hub and commercial center
Los Angeles County’s third-largest city is Glendale, a dreamy city north of Downtown Los Angeles. This community is nestled between Burbank to the west and Eagle Rock to the east, and its streets are lined with bustling businesses, luxurious shopping, and must-see hilltop hiking views. Glendale is known for its history as a hotspot for early animation studios and is home to both Dreamworks Animation and Disney’s Grand Central City Campus. When searching for homes in Glendale, you’ll find a plethora of red clay tile roofs and stucco exteriors inspired by Spanish Revival architecture. There are also lavish apartments and condos near Glendale’s epicenter, allowing the community to accommodate many different lifestyles.
What to Love
- Sipping tea at Brand Park
- Pedestrian-friendly streets
- Upscale shopping galore at The Americana at Brand
- Fresh baklava from Sarkis Pastry
- Live, work, and play here
- Immaculate estates with suburban charm
People & Lifestyle
Glendale’s sleepy daytime atmosphere and proximity to all-night entertainment appeal to a wide range of lifestyles, whether you’re a young professional pursuing work in animation, a budding family in search of a home near excellent hiking, or a retiree who doesn’t want to sacrifice easy access to amenities. Second to Armenia’s capital city Yerevan, this neighborhood is home to one of the world’s largest communities of Armenians, which means you’ll find an abundance of Armenian restaurants and bakeries gracing Glendale’s streets.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Taiwanese cuisine lives at Din Tai Fung, a family-owned luxury chain that puts hospitality and high-quality, made-to-order dishes at the forefront of their mission statement. Call ahead to be put on the waitlist because this popular upscale eatery doesn’t take reservations, so don’t be surprised to see a line out the door. Bacari GDL is an Italian restaurant that specializes in elegant small plates whose flair for the Mediterranean hinges dishes on the balance between light and decadence. Dave’s on Broadway is a cozy cocktail bar with neon lights, karaoke nights, and drinks over ice. Polynesian-style Damon’s is a local favorite hotspot for Mai Tais at the tiki bar and barbecue off the spit. The Famous Craft Bar is an iconic Glendale cocktail lounge that mixes designer drinks in a historic building that’s over 100 years old. This homage to the past handcrafts each drink the way they would have been done when the building was constructed. This friendly, speakeasy-inspired watering hole is sure to become a fast favorite.
The Americana at Brand is Glendale’s premier outdoor luxury shopping destination. With an array of high-end retailers like Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade New York, and Tory Burch, as well as a brilliant variety of dining options, this open-air mall is a must-visit.
Things to Do
Glendale always has something cropping up on the calendar, whether it’s a day of exploring museums, attending a film festival, or hiking the trails. The Museum of Neon Art is home to a unique collection of neon lights that irrevocably blend art with science. Three decades of preserved neon signs are stored in this museum’s permanent collection, as well as a broad array of electric and kinetic artwork and rotating exhibitions. Old-school skate rink Moonlight Rollerway is fun for all ages, and retro-themed events, birthday parties, and weekly Rainbow Skate Nights fill up this rink’s social calendar. Gorgeous Brand Park is a tremendous amenity for Glendale locals. Its 31 acres include access to a plethora of trails, a stunning public library, and the Whispering Pine Tea House & Garden.
Glendale’s students are fortunate to have access to highly-renowned educational facilities. A few of the most notable academic institutions in the community include:
- Horace Mann Elementary School, PK-6
- Theodore Roosevelt Middle School, 6-8
- Glendale High School, 9-12