City of Glendale

Glendale is Los Angeles County’s third largest city, with a population approaching 210,000. It is located approximately nine miles north of downtown Los Angeles and close to freeways that offer quick access to business, recreational and other locations throughout Southern California. Glendale is a progressive community that offers the best in urban-suburban living and is an optimal location for successful businesses large and small.

Widely respected for its well-managed municipal government, police and fire protection, excellent schools and medical centers, Glendale is one of Southern California’s retail shopping destinations, along with centers for banking/investments and entertainment. With an ideal climate and picturesque setting, it’s no secret why Glendale is called the “Jewel City.”


Glendale enjoys a mild climate with an average daytime temperature of 77 degrees. Summers and early fall are often in the 90s, winters typically in the 60s and 70s. Average yearly rainfall in the city is 17.82 inches, with most precipitation occurring usually in January through March.

Businesses Large and Small

Within Glendale or nearby are headquarters for many well-known companies, including ABC7, IHOP Corporation, The Walt Disney Company and Walt Disney Imagineering, DreamWorks Animation, Baxter BioScience and Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks.

The Glendale Galleria is one of Southern California’s largest retail shopping malls. The Americana at Brand, an upscale retail, entertainment and housing complex, is a major attraction that forms the city’s “town square.” With more than two dozen financial-related institutions serving the city, banking plays a major role in the city’s business climate. With three outstanding hospitals, Glendale is also known for its exemplary medical care.

Beyond Glendale’s “downtown core,” smaller businesses serve residents and visitors throughout the community. These are located in such neighborhoods as Montrose, La Crescenta, Kenneth Village, Adams Square, Glendale Courtyard (along Glendale Avenue) and other main thoroughfares.


The city is part owner of Hollywood Burbank Airport, located nearby in the city of Burbank. With several major airlines now in service, the airport offers direct flights to major hubs across the country and the Pacific Rim.


Glendale offers many neighborhood choices, from a lively downtown environment to quiet, tree-lined streets with a sense of small-town, suburban living. For further information on housing, contact the Glendale Association of Realtors (website….).


Glendale offers an outstanding public educational system with students consistently outscoring the local, state and national averages. A variety of excellent parochial and independent schools also is located in the city and nearby. Glendale Community College, one of California’s largest two-year colleges, enjoys a statewide reputation for excellence.

Further Information

More detailed information about Glendale is available by contacting the Glendale Chamber at 818-240-7870, or by accessing the City of Glendale’s website at .