Welcome to Glendale
Glendale is the third-largest city in Los Angeles County and the 22nd largest city in the state of California. According to the 2010 United States Census Bureau, the population of the city is 191,719 and area of 30.7 square miles. Located nine miles north of downtown Los Angeles, Glendale is part of two large valleys, the San Fernando and the San Gabriel. The city offers wide neighborhood choices, from a lively downtown area that is the home of the world-famous Alex Theatre and one of Southern California’s largest retail shopping mall, Glendale Galleria to quiet, tree-lined neighborhoods that gives a feeling of a small town suburban living.
Glendale is respected for its well-managed government, police and fire department, excellent schools and medical centers. Glendale offers a number of both public and private schools, as well as Glendale Community College, one of California’s largest two year colleges with a statewide reputation for excellence. The city also provides many transportation options that give quick and easy access to locations throughout California. This includes the LADOT, Glendale Beeline, and Metro buses that run in the city and Glendale Transportation Center that provides connection to Greyhound buses and trains. In addition, Glendale is served by four freeways: the Glendale Freeway (State Route 2), the Ventura Freeway (State Route 134), the Foothill Freeway (Interstate 210) and the Golden State Freeway (Interstate 5).
Glendale includes the friendly communities of Adams Hill Square, Broadway Civic Corridor, Brockment, Castle Heights, Chevy Chase Canyon, Citrus Grove, College Hills, Cumberland Heights, Downtown Glendale, Emerald Isle, Glendale, Glendale Galleria, Glendale North, Glenoaks Canyon, Glenwood, Grand Central, Grandview, Hillside, Mariposa, Milford Industrial, Montecito Park, Oakmont, Pacific Edison, Pioneer Homes, Rancho San Rafael, Riverside Rancho, Rossmoyne, Royal Canyon, Somerset, South Brand, Sparr Heights, Tropico, Verdugo Viejo, Verdugo Woodlands, West Glendale and Woodbury.