The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Glendale For 2021


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh 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.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Glendale for 2021.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Glendale for 2021? According to the most recent census data, Bethany Heights 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

Population: 3,527
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $307,235 (Second best)
Median Income: $35,303 (73rd best)
More on Bethany Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 2,903
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $307,235 (Second best)
Median Income: $39,216 (69th best)
More on West Plaza Estates: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 290
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $369,655 (best)
Median Income: $79,159 (Sixth best)
More on Paloma Estates Neighborhood Association: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 524
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $174,979 (36th best)
Median Income: $62,392 (34th best)
More on Lexington Place: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 1,471
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $183,623 (22nd best)
Median Income: $55,427 (38th best)
More on Brandywyne Estates: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 1,338
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $235,687 (Sixth best)
Median Income: $99,380 (Second best)
More on Marshall Ranch Hoa: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 8,875
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $152,936 (53rd best)
Median Income: $48,030 (56th best)
More on Bicentennial Neighborhood Coalition: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 86
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $163,338 (45th best)
Median Income: $64,790 (30th best)
More on Acapulco Neighborhood Association: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 83
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $163,338 (45th best)
Median Income: $64,790 (30th best)
More on Port Au Prince Neighborhood Association: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 620
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $122,844 (75th best)
Median Income: $51,844 (49th best)
More on Chaparral Ranch I: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best Glendale, AZ Neighborhoods In 2021

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, Bethany Heights.

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. Riviera Drive Estates Hoa 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 2021

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

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.

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