Glendale is a city surrounded by incredible beauty- the San Gabriel and San Fernando mountains are amazing. Hiking and biking in them is taken for granted. We are in the middle of famous destination spots like the Pasadena Rosebowl, Downtown LA and beaches, but we enjoy the calm and convenience of a less congested lifestyle.
Downtown Glendale has two major shopping complexes, The Glendale Galleria and the Americana at Brand. Both offer both upscale brands and everyday shopping along with restaurants and movie theaters. Portos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOwELvDStdo) is a famous Bakery on Brand Blvd. People travel from all over the Southland for Portos’ famous cuban pastries and sandwiches.
Many of our homes were built in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Common architectural styles are Spanish, English, California Ranch and Monterey Colonial. Many of these character homes are located on wide, tree lined streets while others enjoy commanding city views. We also have a few communities of more contemporary homes built in the 1980’s.
Glendale has its own school district with a record for achievement and innovation and several elementary schools are magnets and/or language immersion programs. We have an excellent fire and police system contributing toward Glendale’s reputation as a safe community to live.
Downtown Glendale offers a walkable lifestyle that is rare in a suburban town. Great local gems, like Portos’ Bakery, Jax and Daemon’s combine with the outstanding shopping and entertainment complexes of the Galleria and the Americana. Major corporations such as Nestle’s and iHop house their offices in Glendale so employes living in Downtown can just leave their cars at home.
Northwest Glendale is also known as the Brand Park area because the park and the Brand Park Art and Music Library are an important landmark in Glendale. The hills above the park offer excellent hiking and spectacular views. The neighborhood is filled with Spanish and English homes built in the 1930’s and the streets are wide and lined with mature trees. Kenneth Village is a quaint shopping area with bakery, hair salons, dance studio and restaurants.
Montrose is a collection of small neighborhoods organized around a quaint shopping district. The Montrose Shopping Village holds everything you need from groceries to banks, restaurants to boutiques. Surrounding neighborhoods offer bungalows, Spanish, Traditional and Ranch style homes. Residents enjoy a strong sense of neighborhood and spontaneous gatherings at coffee houses and parks are common.
The Rossmoyne area is known for the storybook aesthetic of it’s Spanish, English, Moorish and Monterey Colonial homes. Some of the most notable estates of Glendale are located here and the cities first Historic District is located on Royal Blvd. Evenings and weekends are prime walking and jogging times for the neighborhood. Nibly Park is the central gathering place for play dates and barbecues. Further up the hill are more contemporary homes that take full advantage of the city’s most spectacular views.
People who live in the canyons LOVE the canyons. They love being surrounded by nature- trees, hills, deer and red tailed hawk are your constant companions- not on occasional treat. Living here it is hard to remember that downtown Glendale is just a moment away. Chevy Chase Country Club and Golf Course has been around forever- lending ambiance and amenities for the residents . Glenoaks Canyon has homes with conventional backyards and a delightful park with tennis courts. Deep in the canyon is the Scholl Canyon Golf Course, Driving Range and Ball Park.
Adams Hill is a charming hill community developed mostly in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Narrow winding streets conceal delightful Spanish, English Tudor and Mid Century gems all mushed together in a grand tapestry. The people are equally colorful and diverse- Adams Hill is as close as we get to Urban Cool. Even though the homes are quite densely packed, many homes enjoy city views and very private settings. Adams Square is the ever developing shopping area with the renovated pocket park and the state of the art public library satellite.
The Verdugo Woodlands is a place of strong neighborhood identity. Residents pride themselves on the storybook quality of the homes and rural feel of the streets. Events like the Father’s Follies at the local elementary and businesses like Leon’s Bakery create a tight social bond that is hard to match anywhere else.