The 10 Best Glendale, CA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Glendale.
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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 2019:

  1. El Miradero (Homes)
  2. Verdugo Mountains (Homes)
  3. Emerald Isle (Homes)
  4. Verdugo Woodlands (Homes)
  5. Oakmont (Homes)
  6. Brockmont (Homes)
  7. Whiting Woods (Homes)
  8. Rancho San Rafael (Homes)
  9. Sparr Heights (Homes)
  10. Chevy Chase (Homes)

So what’s the best neighborhood to live in Glendale for 2019? According to the most recent census data, El Miradero looks to be the best Glendale neighborhood to live in.

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.

Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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How we determined the best Glendale hoods in 2019

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 then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 37 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, California has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

El Miradero Glendale, CA

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 3,627
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $753,325 (9th best)
Median Income: $128,906 (5th best)
More on El Miradero: Homes For Sale | Data

Verdugo Mountains Glendale, CA

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 4,172
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $891,580 (3rd best)
Median Income: $131,923 (4th best)
More on Verdugo Mountains: Homes For Sale | Data

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.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 742
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $897,350 (2nd best)
Median Income: $167,680 (1st best)
More on Emerald Isle: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 7,722
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 12)
Median Home Value: $787,060 (5th best)
Median Income: $113,740 (9th best)
More on Verdugo Woodlands: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 719
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $821,150 (4th best)
Median Income: $124,016 (7th best)
More on Oakmont: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 596
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 5)
Median Home Value: $972,300 (1st best)
Median Income: $139,854 (3rd best)
More on Brockmont: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 95
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 5)
Median Home Value: $766,000 (6th best)
Median Income: $113,211 (10th best)
More on Whiting Woods: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 823
Rank Last Year: 18 (Up 11)
Median Home Value: $745,350 (10th best)
Median Income: $165,399 (2nd best)
More on Rancho San Rafael: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 1,810
Rank Last Year: 19 (Up 10)
Median Home Value: $709,800 (14th best)
Median Income: $74,987 (20th best)
More on Sparr Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 4,263
Rank Last Year: 25 (Up 16)
Median Home Value: $760,420 (7th best)
Median Income: $116,945 (8th best)
More on Chevy Chase: Homes For Sale | Data

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Glendale

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

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Glendale aren’t all good. Tropico takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Glendale.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Glendale For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 El Miradero 3,627 $753,325 $128,906
2 Verdugo Mountains 4,172 $891,580 $131,923
3 Emerald Isle 742 $897,350 $167,680
4 Verdugo Woodlands 7,722 $787,060 $113,740
5 Oakmont 719 $821,150 $124,016
6 Brockmont 596 $972,300 $139,854
7 Whiting Woods 95 $766,000 $113,211
8 Rancho San Rafael 823 $745,350 $165,399
9 Sparr Heights 1,810 $709,800 $74,987
10 Chevy Chase 4,263 $760,420 $116,945
11 San Rafael Hills 1,580 $714,850 $124,948
12 Scholl Canyon 785 $744,667 $92,220
13 Glenwood 9,401 $680,470 $84,552
14 Rossmoyne 8,294 $654,950 $85,307
15 College Hills 1,768 $713,067 $76,598
16 San Gabriel Mountains 1,083 $656,400 $87,266
17 Montrose Verdugo City 7,265 $599,883 $69,990
18 Crescenta Highlands 10,550 $600,856 $105,077
19 Montecito Park 1,195 $694,867 $95,348
20 Greenbriar 1,945 $758,500 $95,107
21 Glenoake Canyon 1,846 $653,000 $85,429
22 Verdugo Viejo 10,395 $404,330 $67,798
23 Moorpark 2,151 $397,650 $52,422
24 Citrus Grove 18,603 $411,875 $42,824
25 Pelanconi 2,398 $528,600 $69,668
26 Woodbury 3,666 $614,460 $55,298
27 Vineyard 9,449 $418,790 $49,389
28 Grandview 11,971 $458,956 $52,697
29 Somerset 5,523 $513,900 $47,649
30 Mariposa 15,998 $370,771 $36,906
31 Adams Hill 4,884 $486,178 $65,425
32 Riverside Rancho 4,108 $522,500 $53,759
33 Fremont Park 3,232 $437,250 $56,586
34 Grand Central 3,448 $399,275 $49,117
35 City Center 14,955 $332,058 $45,744
36 Pacific Edison 9,538 $288,917 $39,474
37 Tropico 5,356 $237,443 $38,550

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