Since incorporating in 1906, Glendale has grown from a small community into an animated, cosmopolitan city, rich in history, cultural diversity, and limitless lifestyle opportunities. Glendale offers a unique downtown area that features art and entertainment, shopping, dining, hotels, multi-national and entertainment companies, and the legendary Alex Theatre.
The City of Glendale has long been one of the most desirable locations to live, work or visit. Our community has been chosen as one of the nation’s safest cities of its size, while maintaining vibrant growth in residential and key business sectors.
With housing ranging from luxury hillside homes to affordable housing multi-family complexes, Glendale boasts a wide range of great places to live. Several new luxury multi-unit housing developments in and around the downtown are positioned to deliver an affluent, youthful population to take advantage of the growing list of lifestyle amenities in Glendale.
Major achievements have been made in Glendale’s shopping and dining and entertainment sectors. In Glendale you can Discover and enjoy day time, nightlife and family life options. With luxury shopping including The Americana at Brand and the Glendale Galleria, fine dining, theaters including the legendary Alex Theatre, Pacific Theatres and MGN Five Star Cinema, Parks & Trails and more, Glendale boasts the advantage of having something for everyone all day long - The 18 Hour City is a desirable spot for residents and non residents alike.