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


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

Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the cheapest neighborhoods to live in Glendale.
Cheapest Neighborhoods In Glendale
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Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.

I’d much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I’d rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.

And while every neighbhorhood in Glendale might be more expensive than living in rural California, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.

So what exactly are those Glendale neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further — you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Glendale are the cheapest.

What’s the cheapest neighborhood to live in Glendale for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Crescenta Highlands looks to be the cheaptest Glendale neighborhood to live in.

At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for — some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in Glendale. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.

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 cheapest to most expensive.

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How We Determined The Cheapest Glendale Hoods In 2019

In order to rank the cheapest places to live in Glendale, we had to determine what criteria defines ‘cheap’.

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

  • Overall Cost Of Living
  • Rent To Income Ratio
  • Median Home Value To Income Ratio

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 34 in each category, where 1 was the cheapest.

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

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the ‘Cheapest City Neighborhood In Glendale.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Crescenta Highlands.

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

The 10 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Glendale For 2019

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 10,550
Cost Of Living Index: 156 (16th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 5.7 (3rd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.009 (5th cheapest)
More on Crescenta Highlands: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Crescenta Highlands comes in at $105,077 and the median home value is $600,856 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 823
Cost Of Living Index: 173 (24th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 4.5 (1st cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.007 (2nd cheapest)
More on Rancho San Rafael: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Rancho San Rafael comes in at $165,399 and the median home value is $745,350 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 742
Cost Of Living Index: 191 (32nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 5.4 (2nd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.007 (1st cheapest)
More on Emerald Isle: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Emerald Isle comes in at $167,680 and the median home value is $897,350 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 1,580
Cost Of Living Index: 175 (26th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 5.7 (4th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.013 (9th cheapest)
More on San Rafael Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in San Rafael Hills comes in at $124,948 and the median home value is $714,850 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 10,395
Cost Of Living Index: 140 (10th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 6.0 (6th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.025 (24th cheapest)
More on Verdugo Viejo: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Verdugo Viejo comes in at $67,798 and the median home value is $404,330 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,356
Cost Of Living Index: 117 (1st cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 6.2 (7th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.031 (32nd cheapest)
More on Tropico: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Tropico comes in at $38,550 and the median home value is $237,443 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 7,722
Cost Of Living Index: 176 (28th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 6.9 (10th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.008 (3rd cheapest)
More on Verdugo Woodlands: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Verdugo Woodlands comes in at $113,740 and the median home value is $787,060 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 8,294
Cost Of Living Index: 161 (18th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 7.7 (19th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.01 (6th cheapest)
More on Rossmoyne: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Rossmoyne comes in at $85,307 and the median home value is $654,950 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 14,955
Cost Of Living Index: 129 (3rd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 7.3 (12th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.029 (28th cheapest)
More on City Center: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in City Center comes in at $45,744 and the median home value is $332,058 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 2,398
Cost Of Living Index: 150 (15th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 7.6 (17th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.018 (12th cheapest)
More on Pelanconi: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Pelanconi comes in at $69,668 and the median home value is $528,600 for 2019.

Summing Up The Cheapest Places In Glendale

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Glendale where prices are low and it’s cheap to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Glendale aren’t all cheap. Woodbury takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in Glendale.

We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.

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

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 Crescenta Highlands 156
2 Rancho San Rafael 173
3 Emerald Isle 191
4 San Rafael Hills 175
5 Verdugo Viejo 140
6 Tropico 117
7 Verdugo Woodlands 176
8 Rossmoyne 161
9 City Center 129
10 Pelanconi 150
11 Chevy Chase 177
12 Adams Hill 146
13 Pacific Edison 122
14 El Miradero 183
15 Greenbriar 171
16 Verdugo Mountains 195
17 Grand Central 134
18 Fremont Park 140
19 Montecito Park 175
20 Moorpark 139
21 Glenoake Canyon 170
22 Glenwood 171
23 Brockmont 213
24 Vineyard 139
25 Sparr Heights 171
26 Riverside Rancho 149
27 Montrose Verdugo City 161
28 Grandview 145
29 College Hills 174
30 Citrus Grove 138
31 Mariposa 132
32 Scholl Canyon 181
33 Somerset 149
34 Woodbury 163

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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