These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Glendale For 2018


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Glendale are the best of the best.

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Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Glendale, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Glendale neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Glendale are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Glendale for 2018:

  1. El Miradero
  2. Montrose Verdugo City
  3. Riverside Rancho
  4. Verdugo Mountains
  5. Crescenta Highlands
  6. San Gabriel Mountains
  7. Montecito Park
  8. College Hills
  9. Glenwood
  10. Verdugo Woodlands

Read on to see how we determined the places around Glendale that deserve a little bragging rights.

Or, if you’re thinking of moving to elsewhere in California check out the best places in California overall or the worst neighborhoods in Glendale.

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Glendale for 2018?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Glendale, we had to determine what criteria defines a ‘best’.

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 31 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the ‘Best City Neighborhood In Glendale.’ We’re lookin’ at you, El Miradero.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Glendale has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

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1. El Miradero

Population: 3,736
Median Income: $114,910
Median Home Value: $739,500

2. Montrose Verdugo City

Population: 7,426
Median Income: $72,973
Median Home Value: $572,900

3. Riverside Rancho

Population: 3,643
Median Income: $50,799
Median Home Value: $510,133

4. Verdugo Mountains

Population: 4,352
Median Income: $128,510
Median Home Value: $842,760

5. Crescenta Highlands

Population: 10,732
Median Income: $99,988
Median Home Value: $573,869

6. San Gabriel Mountains

Population: 1,089
Median Income: $115,595
Median Home Value: $572,500

7. Montecito Park

Population: 1,317
Median Income: $77,374
Median Home Value: $604,267

8. College Hills

Population: 1,836
Median Income: $58,052
Median Home Value: $652,233

9. Glenwood

Population: 9,494
Median Income: $87,452
Median Home Value: $652,300

10. Verdugo Woodlands

Population: 7,445
Median Income: $84,811
Median Home Value: $750,340

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Glendale

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Glendale where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Glendale:

  1. Pacific Edison
  2. Mariposa
  3. Tropico

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Glendale

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
El Miradero 1 3,736 $739,500 725 3.7%
Montrose Verdugo City 2 7,426 $572,900 1,238 3.2%
Riverside Rancho 3 3,643 $510,133 1,544 10.2%
Verdugo Mountains 4 4,352 $842,760 725 4.0%
Crescenta Highlands 5 10,732 $573,869 1,031 3.9%
San Gabriel Mountains 6 1,089 $572,500 882 3.1%
Montecito Park 7 1,317 $604,267 1,076 2.4%
College Hills 8 1,836 $652,233 1,095 4.1%
Glenwood 9 9,494 $652,300 840 5.9%
Verdugo Woodlands 10 7,445 $750,340 725 3.9%
Greenbriar 11 1,955 $753,400 725 3.9%
Moorpark 12 2,100 $398,600 1,804 3.5%
Glenoake Canyon 13 1,849 $622,940 933 5.0%
Sparr Heights 14 1,847 $651,233 890 0.7%
San Rafael Hills 15 1,427 $648,725 836 5.0%
Woodbury 16 3,832 $556,420 1,392 5.6%
Chevy Chase 17 4,116 $709,100 725 6.3%
Pelanconi 18 2,121 $509,600 1,545 7.0%
Rossmoyne 19 8,343 $600,120 943 5.5%
Vineyard 20 9,097 $398,690 1,917 7.0%
Grandview 21 11,713 $404,422 1,972 7.7%
Adams Hill 22 4,881 $451,789 1,487 8.0%
Fremont Park 23 3,052 $400,325 1,910 7.8%
City Center 24 14,050 $356,816 1,992 6.8%
Verdugo Viejo 25 10,689 $403,150 1,563 6.6%
Citrus Grove 26 18,591 $404,367 1,990 8.4%
Somerset 27 5,549 $475,071 1,689 9.2%
Grand Central 28 3,453 $296,175 2,232 7.8%
Tropico 29 4,749 $217,286 2,477 7.9%
Mariposa 30 16,057 $327,747 2,258 8.7%
Pacific Edison 31 9,109 $287,800 2,385 7.7%

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