7 Things I learned About Glendale, CA

When I moved to Glendale there were some key things I didn't know. I grew up in Silver Lake, one of the hippest neighborhoods in the country. So what was I in the dark about when it came to Glendale living?

Number one sounds simple, but Glendale isn't a neighborhood. It's a city. In fact, it's a pretty big city. It's 200,000 people call Glendale home. It has so many diverse areas that make up great neighborhoods, like the one I live in - Rossmoyne. Check out the links below to learn all about Glendale's neighborhoods.

Growing up in Silver Lake, known as one of the hippest neighborhoods in the country, and later relocating to Glendale brought a few surprises. I had of course spent time in Glendale, after all, what self-respecting teen didn't hang out at the nearest mall in the ’80s. But once I laid down roots as an adult, I discovered there was a lot I didn't know about Jewel City.

Number 1: Glendale isn't a neighborhood. It's a city. In fact, it's a pretty big city with over 200,000 residents.

Number 2: There are no front yard fences in Glendale. In L.A., you have a line of front yard fences often with dogs barking at you from the other side. In Glendale, the streets are lined with lovely lawns and homes which makes for a picturesque street.

Number 3: Glendale is serious about protecting its architectural integrity. Homes of various architectural styles from the 1920s and ’30s are commonplace in Glendale. Glendale aims to keep it that way with its eight historic districts and two additional historic areas proposed.

Number 4: Celebrities live in Glendale In Los Feliz it isn’t uncommon to see a famous actor or musician while grabbing a coffee. I was pretty shocked to find out that quite a lot of celebrities call Glendale home. Shh - Don’t tell anyone, but one of my favorite celebs lives a couple of blocks away!

Number 5: thing We've got the trails! There are probably a dozen hiking trails in and around the Glendale area. Some favorites are the Brand Library Trail, the Whiting Woods Trail, and the Beaudry Fire Loop Trail which features fantastic views at the end.

Number 6: Glendale has some great view homes. You may think of Glendale as being the Glendale Galleria and the neighborhoods around that and the Americana. But head North and the neighborhoods in the hills offer fantastic views of downtown Glendale, downtown Los Angeles, and even to the ocean.

Our final fact is that Glendale has a very low turnover rate. What does that mean? On average, neighborhoods usually have about a 5% turnover rate. That means for every 100 houses, five sell each year. Glendale has a 2% turnover rate, which means people buy here and they stay. I would call that a 5-star review.

If you live in Glendale and there are some things that I didn't mention, I'd love to hear about it.

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