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:
- El Miradero (Homes)
- Montrose Verdugo City (Homes)
- Riverside Rancho (Homes)
- Verdugo Mountains (Homes)
- Crescenta Highlands (Homes)
- San Gabriel Mountains (Homes)
- Montecito Park (Homes)
- College Hills (Homes)
- Glenwood (Homes)
- Verdugo Woodlands (Homes)
Read on to see how we determined the places around Glendale that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Glendale.
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How do you determine the top 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.
1. El Miradero
Median Income: $114,910
Median Home Value: $739,500
2. Montrose Verdugo City
Median Income: $72,973
Median Home Value: $572,900
La Crescenta-Montrose is a populated place in Los Angeles County, California. Part of the community is an unincorporated area and census-designated place, while the other portion lies within the City of Glendale. According to the United States Census Bureau, the La Crescenta-Montrose CDP measures about 3.4 square miles, and the population was 19,653 at the 2010 census, up from 18,532 in the 2000 census.
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3. Riverside Rancho
Median Income: $50,799
Median Home Value: $510,133
4. Verdugo Mountains
Median Income: $128,510
Median Home Value: $842,760
The Verdugo Mountains are a small, rugged mountain range of the Transverse Ranges system, located just south of the western San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles County, Southern California. The range is sometimes known as the Verdugo Hills or simply the Verdugos.
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5. Crescenta Highlands
Median Income: $99,988
Median Home Value: $573,869
6. San Gabriel Mountains
Median Income: $115,595
Median Home Value: $572,500
The San Gabriel Mountains are a mountain range located in northern Los Angeles County and western San Bernardino County, California, United States. The mountain range is part of the Transverse Ranges and lies between the Los Angeles Basin and the Mojave Desert, with Interstate 5 to the west and Interstate 15 to the east. This range lies in, and is surrounded by, the Angeles National Forest, with the San Andreas Fault as the northern border of the range.
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7. Montecito Park
Median Income: $77,374
Median Home Value: $604,267
8. College Hills
Median Income: $58,052
Median Home Value: $652,233
Median Income: $87,452
Median Home Value: $652,300
10. Verdugo Woodlands
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:
- Pacific Edison
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Glendale
|2||Montrose Verdugo City||7,426|
|6||San Gabriel Mountains||1,089|
|15||San Rafael Hills||1,427|