Glendale is alive with investment. With its low cost of doing business and strategic location, new investment continues to strengthen the City.
With housing ranging from luxury hillside homes to affordable 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.
Glendale offers a pristine cityscape with several options for office occupancy. Office towers in the downtown offer convenient, low cost parking, easy freeway access, and a depth of restaurant and fitness offerings for worker convenience.
Fore more information on current development projects, please visit the links below:
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Glendale is 9 miles north of Los Angeles, 7.5 miles from the Burbank Airport, 5.5 miles from Pasadena, 9.5 miles from Hollywood and 25 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport.
It is surrounded by 4 major freeways including the Interstate 5 and 210 and California State Route 2 and 134. It is also well connected to regional and local trains and buses.
Beeline Shuttle System- (818) 548-3961 Glendale's own Beeline shuttle system provides quick connections from public transportation centers to work places and shopping areas throughout the City. Metro- (213) 626-4455
Metro provides local bus and rail transportation to all of LA County.
Metrolink- (800) 266-6883 Connections to and from Los Angeles, the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valley areas. Metrolink is Southern California's premier regional passenger rail system serving over 55 stations across the region. Amtrak- (800) 872-7245 With more than 30 train routes throughout the United States, Amtrak travels to over 500 destinations in 46 states, giving you the best views North America has to offer. Bob Hope Airport- (818) 840-8830 Glendale's commercial airport is just 8 miles from the City's center and offers direct flights to major hubs across the country and the Pacific Rim.
Served by 6 Airlines:
Alaska Alaskaairlines.com (800) 252-7522 American Americanairlines.com (800) 223-5436 America West Americawestairlines.com (800) 235-9292 Delta Delta.com (800) 241-4141 Southwest Southwest.com (800) 435-9792 United UAL.com (800) 241-6522 Los Angeles International Airport- (310) 646-5252 International flights are available at LAX which is located about 25 miles south west of Glendale.
The City of Glendale has several neighborhood business districts. These unique districts provide the Glendale community with variety, convenience, and excellent services in a relaxed and welcoming environment. These districts not only offer excellent goods and services, they also host family oriented special events throughout the year, such as carnivals, car shows, and themed parades.
Active associations within these districts are instrumental in coordinating beautification efforts, special events, and acting as a communication link between the member businesses and with City Hall. The goal of the business and property owners of these associations is to improve their district and make the businesses more financial viable for the betterment of the area. The districts include the following:
Adams Square, Adams Square Merchants Association
Phone: (818) 247-2909
Downtown Glendale, Downtown Glendale Association
Downtown Glendale is home to a variety of unique specialty stores, fine dining, movie theaters, night clubs, and three live performance theaters: the Alex Theatre, Glendale Center Theatre, and A noise Within Theater. You will also find the nationally known Glendale Galleria.
Meeting: 4th Tuesday of each month, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 100 N. Brand Blvd.
Phone: (818) 476-0120
Kenneth Village, Kenneth Village Merchants Association
Montrose Shopping Park, Montrose Shopping Park Association
Montrose Shopping Park, Glendale’s official Old Town, is located along a park-like main street where very quaint shops and restaurants line the street. Montrose offers goods and services in a down home atmosphere.
Meetings: 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month, 8 a.m.- 10 a.m.
South Brand, Brand Boulevard of Cars
Auto Dealer Incentive Program- The South Brand Boulevard Auto Dealers and Agency staff has been working to implement several programs that assist the Dealers with strengthening and expanding their Glendale Dealerships. Efforts include assistance with permitting processes, vehicle storage, directional signage, and improvements to the physical ascetics of the South Brand Boulevard area.
Sparr Heights, Sparr Heights Business District Association
Website: www.sparrheightsdistrict.com (currently unavailable)
Phone: (818) 236-2920
Community Benefit Districts (CBDs)
The Glendale City Council has approved an ordinance that allows for the establishment of a special benefit district referred to as a Community Benefit District (CBD). A CBD is a community driven partnership with the City and aimed at improving the quality of life in neighborhood and mixed use commercial districts.
Much like Business Improvement Districts (BIDS), CBDs are a voluntary funding mechanism where following a voting process of those assessed and public hearings at City Council, either property owners, business owners, or a combination of the two are levied a special assessment to fund improvements and services that benefit their commercial district, local businesses and properties. In areas with mixed use developments, it could also include residential property owners. The funds and services are administered by an existing or newly established non-profit entity comprised of those who pay the assessments. For more information, contact the Economic Development Department at (818) 548-3155.
As of 2017, Glendale population is 201,748.
2010 Census Data Release
The Census Bureau has begun releasing 2010 Census Data. Limited data about Glendale has been released, such as total population, population by racial category, total Hispanic and Latino population, and data about housing tenure and households. As the Community Development Department reviews and analyzes the data, we will post it on these pages.
If you would like to access Census data, including data from 2010 and earlier, please visit the new American FactFinder page produced by the U.S. Census Bureau. The full release schedule for the 2010 Census data is available from the Bureau.
The City has created several web pages to publish data from the 2000 Census:
- Household information -- lists the median age and size of households.
Income and Poverty -- provides economic characteristics.
Racial and Ethnic Characteristics -- provides information about the various ethnic groups in Glendale, including the Armenian and Hispanic populations.
The Future of Glendale -- shows the projected future population.
The following data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Census and from the Department of Finance unless otherwise cited. Additional analysis of the Census, related socioeconomic information, and detailed residential development activity may be found in other Community Development Department reports and publications.
The population density in the city has also increased over time as available land has been developed. The overall density for the city is 6,373 people per square mile, but this varies widely--hillside areas have densities as low as 1,133 people per square mile while some Census tracts near downtown exceed 30,000 people per square mile. Since the population hasn't changed much since 2000, densities haven't changed significantly since then.
Glendale is the third safest city in the State and sixth in the United States
Glendale's safety is a result of the city's focus on education, community involvement, and superior quality of life. For more information go to the Police Department homepage.
- Exceptional police responsiveness and crime protection.
- Glendale is one of the nation's safest cities, consistently ranking in the FBI Crime Statistics' top 10 cities in the country.
Glendale's Fire Department has a class 1 fire rating for safety - only 7 other communities in California have received this designation. The Glendale Fire Department slogan, “Community First,” exemplifies the department’s commitment to serving the community and dedication to their profession.
Business Watch Program
The Glendale Police Department focuses on preventing crime before it happens. By getting to know the citizens they protect, police work with them to solve neighborhood problems and prevent crime. Crime prevention education and youth recreational programs get Glendale actively involved with law enforcement and give citizens a say in what is important to them and their community. For more information, please call 818-548-4015.
Neighborhood Watch Program
Glendale has a very successful Neighborhood Watch Program in place to fight crime in partnership with local police. The program enlists the active participation of citizens to get to know their neighbors, recognize and report suspicious activity, and implement such crime prevention techniques as home security and posting of Neighborhood Watch signs and stickers in their neighborhood to warn criminals that "neighbors are watching out for each other."
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Data Source: Kosmont-Rose Institute Cost of Doing Business Survey, 2013
The advantage to locating in Glendale is clear. These headquarters located in the City contribute to the city's thriving economy. Call us to discuss how we can help you locate in Glendale at 818-548-2005.
- Avery Dennison
- CBRE L.A. North Industrial Team
- Color Me Mine
- Disney Consumer Products
- DreamWorks Studios
- Public Storage
- Univision Communications
- Walt Disney Animation Studios
- Whole Foods Market
- Sales Tax information is a useful tool in understanding the health of Glendale's economy. View recent Sales Tax information here.
The strategy is an in depth look at the current ecosystem in Glendale, Glendale's strategic advantages to other communities, areas for improvement which the City has already begun to tackle, and ways businesses can continue to thrive in the city.
Want to learn more or get involved? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 818-548-2005.
Glendale is known for its depth of restaurant selection with cuisines representing virtually any ethnic preference and price range. A selection ranging from white tablecloth dining to trendy fast food concepts can be found throughout the city. The following link will direct you to our Downtown Restaurant Guide: Downtown Restaurant Guide.
With a vibrant worker and resident population, Glendale has a wide range of health and fitness offerings. Workout gyms and dance studios, yoga and Pilates studios, and martial arts studios provide indoor opportunities for workers and residents to stay fit. Outdoor options include acres of parks and open space, tracks and trails, and safe city streets for walking and jogging. The following link will direct you to our Downtown Health/Fitness Guide: Downtown Health & Fitness Guide