Out of the 88 cities in Los Angeles County, Glendale has the third largest population with almost 200,000 people. Glendale prides itself with high quality educational, medical and their transportation services. In this area you will find three hospitals and one county health center. There are over 30 parks for recreation and 6 libraries. Glendale's schools are in the Glendale Unified School District .
The city was the incorporated in 1906 and consisted of 1,486 acres. By the time 1930 rolled around there had been ten additional annexations which brought the area to be a total of 15,140 acres. By 1952, the city had grown to be approximately 29 square miles. After the largest annexation of the George Deukemejian Wilderness Park, the city ended at 30.5 square miles.
Today the city is divided into 34 neighborhoods. You can find Glendale to be divided by streets, washes, and mountain ridges. Glendale is also divided into Census Tracts. Tract boundaries were established for the purpose of accumulating statistical information for the United States Bureau of the Census.
Glendale Neighborhoods offer a diverse and affordable mix of housing. Many of the single family homes were developed in the 1920's development. You can find Spanish Colonial, Mediterranean and Tudor Revival home styles. There is a diversity of large impressive homes as well as moderate and affordable housing. Glendale is suited for every income level, need and lifestyle. You will find that Glendale presents a number of residential opportunities from which to choose.
Glendale Community College is one of California's largest two-year colleges, and it maintains a state-wide reputation for excellence with superb faculty and a comprehensive range of programs for all types of interests.
The Glendale Public Library provides services, materials and activities to enrich life, foster literacy, inspire intellectual curiosity and stimulate the imagination.