At just nine miles north of Los Angeles, Glendale is the very definition of location, location, location. The third largest city in the Los Angeles metro area, Glendale has just about everything a person or family could need, including easy access to multiple airports and the rest of Southern California by highway. It’s also one of the ten safest cities in the U.S. for its population size, making it a huge draw for families, in particular. Given its close proximity to Hollywood, it’s no surprise that Glendale boasts a huge portfolio of entertainment companies that call the city home, including Walt Disney Company and NBC Universal. The city is also engaged in a major push to attract even more tech companies than it already has, in an effort to continue improving its economic stability. A number of other companies with worldwide presences are located in Glendale, including Whole Foods Market, LegalZoom and Public Storage. Glendale homes for sale are currently listed at a median price of $877,000. Homes for sale in Glendale can be found in a range of neighborhoods, like sought-after El Miradero, Emerald Isle and San Rafael Hills.
To the surprise of absolutely no one, there’s a lot to do in and around Glendale. The Americana at Brand is the place to go for all things dining, shopping and entertainment, and the Glendale Galleria is another popular haunt. Another jewel in the crown of Glendale is the Alex Theatre, which began in the 1920s as a movie house and vaudeville theater. Today, it’s the premiere performing arts site for Glendale, and features a full slate of events from groups like the Los Angeles Ballet, Alex Film Society, Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Musical Theatre Guild. People with eclectic tastes should stop by the Museum of Neon Art (MONA) to enjoy a one-of-a-kind collection of historic neon signs, as well as contemporary works of art.
Glendale also enjoys SoCal’s trademark mild temperatures, averaging an enviable 77 degrees Fahrenheit, which is just perfect for outdoor activities. Cyclists, walkers and joggers make frequent use of the city’s many trails, including those in nearby Deukmejian Wilderness Park or Verdugo Mountains. Of course, visitors and residents alike enjoy strolling the grounds of Forest Lawn Glendale, which includes the famed cemetery to the stars, as well as a museum, art gallery and spiritual retreat center.