Glendale is a city spanning 30.5 square miles in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles County. It is bordered to the west by Burbank and Griffith Park, to the east by Pasadena and Eagle Rock, and by Atwater Village to the south.
Glendale has a population of 195,380 with 71,132 households. The median household income is $52,451. The median property value for all owner-occupied housing units is $587,800. The area is also home to one of the largest communities of Armenian descent in the US.
The walkable downtown Glendale area is known for its plentiful shops and restaurants. The Americana at Brand is an upscale, outdoor shopping community that attracts shoppers from all over the greater Los Angeles area, and the nearby Glendale Galleria is one of the largest shopping malls in Los Angeles County. The city is also home to over 50 public parks as well as the world-famous Forest Lawn Memorial Park where many of Hollywood’s elite are interred including Clark Gable, Walt Disney, and Michael Jackson (although the list goes on and on). Brand Park and Deukmejian Wilderness Park are both extremely popular among hikers, joggers, and bikers.
About the Rancho Equestrian District:
The Burbank/Glendale Rancho Equestrian District in the southwestern part of Glendale, where the city shares a border with Burbank, is unique in that there are less than 900 homes in the Burbank/Glendale Rancho, and they are all zoned to allow horses on the property. As such, many of the homes have stables and horse stalls in their back yards. The district boasts one of the largest equestrian centers in the country as well as 54 miles of riding trails in the adjacent, 4,800-acre, Griffith Park. I am going to take my girls riding soon!