THE 10 BEST Neighborhoods In Glendale For 2020


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Glendale.
Best Neighborhoods 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. So, if you're thinking of moving to California and Glendale is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Glendale for 2020? 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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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Glendale

El Miradero Glendale, CA

Population: 3,627
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $753,325 (Ninth best)
Median Income: $128,906 (Fifth best)
More on El Miradero: Homes For Sale | Data

Verdugo Mountains Glendale, CA

Population: 4,172
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $891,580 (Third best)
Median Income: $131,923 (Fourth 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.

Population: 742
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 5)
Median Home Value: $897,350 (Second best)
Median Income: $167,680 (First best)
More on Emerald Isle: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 7,722
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $787,060 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $113,740 (Ninth best)
More on Verdugo Woodlands: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 719
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $821,150 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $124,016 (Seventh best)
More on Oakmont: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 596
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $972,300 (First best)
Median Income: $139,854 (Third best)
More on Brockmont: Homes For Sale | Data

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

Population: 823
Rank Last Year: 17 (Up 9)
Median Home Value: $745,350 (Tenth best)
Median Income: $165,399 (Second best)
More on Rancho San Rafael: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 1,810
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $709,800 (14th best)
Median Income: $74,987 (20th best)
More on Sparr Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 4,263
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $760,420 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $116,945 (Eighth best)
More on Chevy Chase: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best Glendale, CA Neighborhoods In 2020

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.

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 2020

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

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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