Notable businesses located in Glendale include the US headquarters of the International House of Pancakes, United Bank, and formerly Baskin Robbins and Nestle.
Glendale’s Grand Central Business Center became the overflow location for the Walt Disney Company’s animation studios beginning in the 1960s as they outgrew their original location in Burbank. Disney’s Imagineering, Grand Central Creative Campus, Consumer Products, Interactive, the Muppets Studio, and animation studio for Marvel are all located in Glendale.
DreamWorks Animation also calls Glendale home, and is one of the city’s largest employers.
The creative centers and studios in Glendale have led to the city being home to more designers, artists, and people working in media than 90% of the rest of the United States. The city is also home to more people who work in computers and math than 95% of the rest of the country.
The majority of Glendale residents are in professional, sales, office, and management jobs, with nearly 86% of the population in white-collar positions.
Glendale has a large number of residents in their early careers. Young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile individuals from all over the world have relocated to Glendale for the employment opportunities and culture of the area. Over 53% of Glendale’s population was born outside the United States.
The historic preservation program in Glendale began programs in 1977 to designate 28 properties as landmarks for the city. The Glendale Register of Historic Resources was established in 1997, and today has over 100 properties listed, 11 of which are also included in the National Register of Historic Places.
There are over 50 public parks in Glendale, featuring trails through waterfalls and gorgeous landcape views.
Glendale is a city of renters, with over 66% of residents in rental properties.
Glendale’s median home value is approximately $858,000. Values have increased 1.4% over the past year, and are expected to increase 3.8% over the coming year. The most expensive neighborhoods are Brockmont, Oakmont, and Greenbriar, all of which have median home values over $1.2 million. The median rental property is $3,200, which is higher than the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Metro median of $2,950.