Glendale Tourism, California

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Glendale /ˈɡlɛndeɪl/ (Armenian: Գլենդել) is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Its estimated 2014 population was 200,167, making it the third largest city in Los Angeles County and the 23rd-largest city in California. It is located about 8 miles (13 km) north of downtown Los Angeles. Glendale lies on the southeastern end of the San Fernando Valley, bisected by the Verdugo Mountains, and is a suburb in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The city is bordered to the northwest by the Sun Valley and Tujunga neighborhoods of Los Angeles; to the northeast by La Cañada Flintridge and the unincorporated area of La Crescenta; to the west by Burbank and Griffith Park; to the east by Eagle Rock and Pasadena; to the south by the Atwater Village neighborhood of Los Angeles; and to the southeast by Glassell Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. The Golden State, Ventura, Glendale, and Foothill freeways run through the city. Glendale has one of the largest communities of Armenian descent in the United States. In 2013, Glendale was named LA's Neighborhood of the Year by the readers and editors of Curbed.com. Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery contains the remains of many noted celebrities and local residents. Grand Central Airport was the departure point for the first commercial west-to-east transcontinental flight flown by Charles Lindbergh.

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Owing to its proximity to Los Angeles, the Glendale tourism has been a gradual incline. Initially inhabited by the Tongva people also known as “People of the Earth”, today it is home to the largest communities of Armenian descent in the whole of country. There are about 50 public parks in Glendale that are a major draw to the city.

On the attractions front, the Glendale Galleria, which also happens to be the largest retail shopping malls in Southern California lies in the city. Then, there is the megacomplex of Americana at Brand which is a great place to stroll at post dinner. The Forest Lawn Memorial Park, a privately-owned cemetery is the place where several notable celebrities are buried. Owing to the diverse ethnicity prevalent in the city, you will find an amazing array of food and drinks here.

 

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Facts and Stats for Glendale*

  • Pollution Statistics in Glendale

    Know the pollution level of Glendale before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
  • Glendale: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Glendale for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Glendale.

    • Burglary and Theft 21.88 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 21.88 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 21.88 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 31.25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 21.88 (Low)
    • Attacks 21.88 (Low)
    • Drug offense 28.13 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 84.38 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 71.88 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 28.57 (Low)
  • Living in Glendale - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 76.84 (High)
    • Pollution Index 24.14 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.91 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Glendale

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Glendale

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 15 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 53.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 50 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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