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Glendale, CA

Glendale, CA


Glendale is home to nearly 200,000 residents, making it the third largest city in Los Angeles County. It is a busy commercial and cultural center, with a blend of large and small businesses, multi-national corporations and special event venues such as the legendary Alex Theatre. Yet, Glendale has retained its small-town appeal…a city of neighborhoods, each unique in its own way. Tree-shaded streets, mountain ridges, wilderness reserves and historical tracts of Spanish Colonial homes make it a special place to live.

Glendale's neighborhoods have developed their own character throughout the years and today they offer a diverse and affordable mix of housing. Single family dwellings include many of those constructed during the development boom of the 1920s. Charming tracts of Spanish Colonial, Mediterranean and Tudor Revival styles homes can be found in many neighborhoods. Some are impressively large, but many homes are modest in size and affordable. Some of the most prominent architects of the day worked in Glendale during this era. During later years multi-unit dwellings-- including condominiums--plus more contemporary homes were constructed, many of these during the late 1980s.

Today, Glendale offers housing suited to every income level, need and lifestyle. The urban diversity found in the city presents a number of residential opportunities from which to choose.

The City of Glendale enjoys a mild climate with an average high temperature of 77 degrees. The average rainfall in the City is 17.82 inches per year. The prevailing daytime wind in Glendale flows from south to north, while the prevailing nighttime wind flows from north to south. More localized winds occur throughout Glendale, especially, in the mountains, flowing uphill during the day (adiabatic) and downhill at night (katabatic). During the fall and winter months the unique Santa Ana wind conditions affect the local weather and bring warm dry air from the northeast, which results in a temperate climate.

-Article edited by Jessie on 03/13/05

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