The 10 Cheapest Glendale, CA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


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

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Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.

I'd much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I'd rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.

And while every neighbhorhood in Glendale might be more expensive than living in rural California, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.

So what exactly are those Glendale neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further -- you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Glendale are the cheapest.

What's the cheapest neighborhood to live in Glendale for 2022? According to the most recent census data, Crescenta Highlands looks to be the cheaptest Glendale neighborhood to live in.

At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for -- some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in Glendale. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.

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 cheapest to most expensive.

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The 10 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Glendale For 2022

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Population: 10,550
Cost Of Living Index: 160 (16th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 5.7 (3rd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.009 (8th cheapest)
More on Crescenta Highlands: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 823
Cost Of Living Index: 178 (25th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 4.5 (cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.007 (5th cheapest)
More on Rancho San Rafael: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 742
Cost Of Living Index: 195 (33rd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 5.4 (2nd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.007 (4th cheapest)
More on Emerald Isle: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 10,395
Cost Of Living Index: 145 (9th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 6.0 (6th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.025 (27th cheapest)
More on Verdugo Viejo: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 1,580
Cost Of Living Index: 179 (26th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 5.7 (4th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.013 (12th cheapest)
More on San Rafael Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 5,356
Cost Of Living Index: 122 (cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 6.2 (7th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.031 (35th cheapest)
More on Tropico: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 4,263
Cost Of Living Index: 179 (26th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 6.5 (8th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.011 (10th cheapest)
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Population: 7,722
Cost Of Living Index: 180 (28th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 6.9 (12th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.008 (6th cheapest)
More on Verdugo Woodlands: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 719
Cost Of Living Index: 215 (36th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 6.6 (9th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.0 (2nd cheapest)
More on Oakmont: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 14,955
Cost Of Living Index: 130 (3rd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 7.3 (14th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.029 (3cheapest)
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Methodology: How We Determined The Cheapest Glendale Hoods In 2022

In order to rank the cheapest places to live in Glendale, we had to determine what criteria defines "cheap".

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

  • Overall Cost Of Living
  • Rent To Income Ratio
  • Median Home Value To Income Ratio

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 37 in each category, where 1 was the cheapest.

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

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the "Cheapest City Neighborhood In Glendale." We're lookin' at you, Crescenta Highlands.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the cheapest places Glendale. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from cheapest to most expensive.

Summary: Lowest Cost Places To Live In Glendale

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Glendale where prices are low and it's cheap to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Glendale aren't all cheap. Woodbury takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in Glendale.

We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Glendale For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 Crescenta Highlands 160
2 Rancho San Rafael 178
3 Emerald Isle 195
4 Verdugo Viejo 145
5 San Rafael Hills 179
6 Tropico 122
7 Chevy Chase 179
8 Verdugo Woodlands 180
9 Oakmont 215
10 City Center 130
11 Whiting Woods 205
12 Rossmoyne 163
13 Adams Hill 147
14 El Miradero 187
15 Pelanconi 154
16 Pacific Edison 125
17 San Gabriel Mountains 189
18 Greenbriar 176
19 Verdugo Mountains 200
20 Grand Central 140
21 Fremont Park 146
22 Moorpark 144
23 Montecito Park 180
24 Glenoake Canyon 172
25 Glenwood 175
26 Vineyard 143
27 Brockmont 215
28 Sparr Heights 174
29 Riverside Rancho 151
30 Montrose Verdugo City 165
31 College Hills 175
32 Grandview 147
33 Citrus Grove 143
34 Mariposa 137
35 Scholl Canyon 186
36 Somerset 154
37 Woodbury 164

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our third time ranking the cheapest neighborhoods to live in Glendale.

About Chris Kolmar

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