THE 10 BEST Neighborhoods In Glendale For 2020


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Glendale are the best of the best.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Glendale.
Best Neighborhoods In Glendale

Do you like your neighborhood?

Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors?

No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Glendale, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits -- less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Glendale neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Glendale are the best. If you're in one of the places we're about to highlight, odds are you know you've got it made. So, if you're thinking of moving to Arizona and Glendale is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Glendale for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Riviera Drive Estates Hoa looks to be the best Glendale neighborhood to live in.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Glendale that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Glendale.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Glendale

#1 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

Population: 28
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $162,360 (37th best)
Median Income: $53,977 (42nd best)
More on Riviera Drive Estates Hoa: Homes For Sale | Data

#2 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

Population: 54
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $141,640 (22nd best)
Median Income: $28,986 (Seventh best)
More on Glendale Sub Amended: Homes For Sale | Data

#3 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

Population: 41
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $141,640 (22nd best)
Median Income: $28,986 (Seventh best)
More on Frier Drive Association: Homes For Sale | Data

#4 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

Population: 183
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $163,507 (40th best)
Median Income: $71,382 (65th best)
More on Wild Horse Ranch: Homes For Sale | Data

#5 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

Population: 278
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $141,640 (22nd best)
Median Income: $42,565 (18th best)
More on Historic Thunderbird Estates: Homes For Sale | Data

#6 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

Population: 552
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $141,640 (22nd best)
Median Income: $27,114 (Sixth best)
More on Manistee Ranch Hoa: Homes For Sale | Data

#7 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

Population: 22
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $205,775 (73rd best)
Median Income: $76,719 (70th best)
More on West Tree 62nd Avenue Division: Homes For Sale | Data

#8 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

Population: 38
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $98,804 (First best)
Median Income: $20,573 (Third best)
More on Sexton/smith Subdivision: Homes For Sale | Data

#9 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

Population: 45
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $205,775 (73rd best)
Median Income: $76,719 (70th best)
More on Northern Manor West Ii: Homes For Sale | Data

#10 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

Population: 30
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $98,804 (First best)
Median Income: $20,573 (Third best)
More on West Gardenia Association: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best Glendale, AZ Neighborhoods In 2020

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Glendale, we had to determine what criteria defines a "best".

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 83 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the "Best City Neighborhood In Glendale." We're lookin' at you, Riviera Drive Estates Hoa.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Glendale, Arizona has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Glendale

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Glendale where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Glendale aren't all good. Bethany Heights takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Glendale.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Glendale For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Riviera Drive Estates Hoa 28 $162,360 $53,977
2 Glendale Sub Amended 54 $141,640 $28,986
3 Frier Drive Association 41 $141,640 $28,986
4 Wild Horse Ranch 183 $163,507 $71,382
5 Historic Thunderbird Estates 278 $141,640 $42,565
6 Manistee Ranch Hoa 552 $141,640 $27,114
7 West Tree 62nd Avenue Division 22 $205,775 $76,719
8 Sexton/smith Subdivision 38 $98,804 $20,573
9 Northern Manor West Ii 45 $205,775 $76,719
10 West Gardenia Association 30 $98,804 $20,573
11 West Tree Angels 35 $205,775 $76,719
12 Daybreak Neighborhood 177 $205,775 $76,719
13 Suncrest Homes 74 $127,488 $33,296
14 Catlin Court Historic District Association 133 $116,582 $44,444
15 Tanita Titans 185 $132,382 $43,104
16 Sahuaro Ranch Association 247 $122,844 $54,581
17 Shamrock Mobile Home Park 229 $166,698 $65,200
18 Caron Drive Neighborhood 122 $103,893 $52,879
19 Shalimar Hoa 130 $177,230 $73,169
20 Rovey Farm Estates Hoa 3,196 $166,698 $65,200
21 The Carolers 168 $103,893 $42,625
22 Sands Estates 67 $140,969 $8,257
23 Camelback Village Estates 68 $109,385 $61,875
24 West Plaza 271 $176,974 $67,201
25 Sweetwater Estates 1,883 $295,872 $84,174
26 Glendale Parkside Hoa 244 $190,614 $68,828
27 Bell/greenway Neighborhood Watch Coalition 2,331 $192,889 $61,297
28 Double T Ranch 220 $190,614 $68,828
29 La Buena Vida 812 $190,614 $68,828
30 Ocotillo Disctrict 32,525 $131,537 $38,275
31 Desert Sunset 213 $190,614 $68,828
32 Peoria Ave. Citizen's Group 3,689 $140,543 $45,998
33 J.u.i.c.e. Neighborhood 31 $177,139 $78,453
34 El Caminito Neighborhood 50 $205,825 $84,712
35 Shadown Run Hoa 157 $177,139 $78,453
36 Cobblefield Hoa 375 $177,139 $78,453
37 Summerfield Place Iii 180 $139,552 $38,393
38 Paradise Vistas 140 $125,152 $52,717
39 Northern Manor West Townhouse Association 92 $115,245 $52,717
40 Griffin Historic Neighborhood 212 $177,139 $78,453
41 Paradise Views Ii 962 $139,552 $38,393
42 Independence Heights 423 $177,139 $78,453
43 Rossmoor Village Hoa No. 1 2,039 $169,643 $30,232
44 Yucca Block Watch Group 111 $171,026 $44,745
45 Joy Ranchos 155 $145,614 $51,389
46 Oakhollow Homeowners Association 529 $171,026 $44,745
47 Garden Eye 70 $171,026 $44,745
48 Sonorita Neighborhood Association 816 $147,046 $17,830
49 Sunset Palms Neighborhood Watch 132 $197,063 $54,062
50 Shadow View Ranch 86 $176,624 $64,450
51 Paseo Place Hoa 341 $127,488 $42,395
52 The Heart Of Glendale 1,566 $149,653 $22,822
53 Yucca District 64,650 $172,802 $50,299
54 Thunderbird Estates 277 $150,946 $52,717
55 Randolph Ranch 346 $150,946 $52,717
56 Sunburst Farms 863 $240,491 $69,424
57 Olive Place Hoa 202 $150,946 $52,717
58 Bird Of Paradise Neighbors 1,471 $153,268 $43,743
59 Barrel District 43,976 $159,697 $54,116
60 Cactus Cove Hoa 49 $203,488 $102,361
61 Cholla District 29,357 $181,486 $74,687
62 Casa Linda 191 $177,139 $60,293
63 Tierra Buena Park Association 76 $212,956 $83,682
64 Eagle Pass 618 $153,240 $51,424
65 Montebello Estates Hoa 198 $153,240 $51,424
66 Chaparral Country Estates 674 $177,186 $63,904
67 Bethany Treasures 137 $153,240 $51,424
68 The Friendly Riviera 50 $196,136 $74,586
69 Sahuaro District 46,277 $205,536 $67,707
70 Pioneer Neighborhood Association 1,886 $180,528 $67,101
71 Cactus District 62,819 $176,256 $40,993
72 Santa Maria Group 890 $127,488 $47,857
73 Friends And Neighbors Of Montara Park 810 $122,844 $51,844
74 Chaparral Ranch I 620 $122,844 $51,844
75 Port Au Prince Neighborhood Association 83 $163,338 $64,790
76 Acapulco Neighborhood Association 86 $163,338 $64,790
77 Bicentennial Neighborhood Coalition 8,875 $152,936 $48,030
78 Marshall Ranch Hoa 1,338 $235,687 $99,380
79 Brandywyne Estates 1,471 $183,623 $55,427
80 Lexington Place 524 $174,979 $62,392
81 Paloma Estates Neighborhood Association 290 $369,655 $79,159
82 West Plaza Estates 2,903 $307,235 $39,216
83 Bethany Heights 3,527 $307,235 $35,303

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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