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As of the 2010 census it had a population of 191,719. In 2019 the population was estimated at 204,765, making it the fourth-largest city in Los Angeles County. It is located about 10 miles (16 km) north of downtown Los Angeles. The Golden State, Ventura, Glendale, and Foothill freeways run through the city. When you visit Glendale, California, Walkfo brings Glendale, California places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Glendale, California Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Glendale, California

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With 29 audio plaques & Glendale, California places for you to explore in the Glendale, California area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Glendale, California places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Glendale, California history

The area was long inhabited by the Tongva people (or “People of the Earth”), who were later renamed the Gabrieleños by the Spanish missionaries. In 1798, José María Verdugo received the Rancho San Rafael from Governor Diego de Borica, formalizing his possession and use of land on which he had been grazing livestock and farming since 1784. The property is the location of the Oak of Peace, where early Californio leaders including Pio Pico met in 1847 and decided to surrender to Lieutenant Colonel John C. Frémont.

Sundown town status

Until as late as the 1960s, Glendale was a sundown town. Nonwhites were required to leave city limits by a certain time each day or risk arrest and possible violence. The American Nazi Party moved their headquarters to El Monte in 1966.

Historic architecture

Glendale began its historic preservation program in 1977 with the designation of 28 properties as city landmarks. The register of Historic Resources now has over 100 properties. 11 properties in Glendale are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Glendale, California economy & business

Industry and development

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Grand Central Airport was the first official terminal for the Los Angeles area, as well as the departure point for the first commercial west-to-east transcontinental flight flown by Charles Lindbergh. The Bob’s Big Boy chain of hamburger restaurants started in Glendale on East Colorado in August 1936, and the Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlors started in Adams Square in 1945. Glendale, along with Burbank, has served as a major production center for the U.S. entertainment industry.


The downtown Glendale Galleria is anchored by Macy’s, Target, J. C. Penney, and Bloomingdales. The Americana at Brand is an outdoor mall which includes stores such as Tiffany & Co., H&M, Armani Exchange, True Religion, and Urban Outfitters.

Glendale, California geography / climate

Glendale, California Geography photo

Glendale is located in the southeastern San Fernando Valley. It is bordered to the north by the foothill communities of La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, and Tujunga. The city is located 10 miles (16 km) north of downtown Los Angeles.


Several known earthquake faults criss-cross the Glendale area and adjacent mountains. The Sierra Madre and Hollywood faults are situated in the city’s northern and southwestern portions. The 1994 Northridge earthquake had an epicenter about 18 miles (29 km) from Glendale.


Glendale has a Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csa), with hot summers and mild winters with occasional rainfall. The warmest month is August and the coolest month is January. The annual average precipitation is just over 21 inches, mostly falling between November and April. The hills and mountains of northern Glendale very rarely have snow, owing to its warmer temperatures during the winter.

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Best Glendale, California places to visit

Glendale, California has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Glendale, California’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Glendale, California’s information audio spots:

Glendale, California photo Glendale Galleria
The Glendale Galleria is a large regional shopping center and office complex located in downtown Glendale, California, United States. Opened in 1973 with 1.6 million square feet of retail space, it is the fourth largest mall in Los Angeles County.
Glendale, California photo Americana at Brand
The Americana at Brand is a large shopping, dining, entertainment and residential complex in Glendale, California. The property was built and is owned and operated by Los Angeles businessman Rick J. Caruso. The complex’s 82 retail shops include Barneys New York, Nordstrom, XXI Forever and David Yurman.
Glendale, California photo Alex Theatre
The Alex Theatre is a landmark located at 216 North Brand Boulevard in Glendale, California, United States. It is currently owned by the city of Glendale and operated by Glendale Arts.
Glendale, California photo Glendale Public Library
Glendale Public Library is a name used for a group of seven library branches in Glendale, California, under the Library, Arts & Culture Department. GPL’s branches have hosted many events, and offers numerous services for customers.
Glendale, California photo Autry Museum of the American West
Autry Museum of the American West is a museum dedicated to exploring an inclusive history of the West. Founded in 1988, the museum presents a wide range of exhibitions and public programs. It has two sites and attracts about 150,000 visitors annually.
Glendale, California photo Holy Family Catholic Church (Glendale, California)
Holy Family Catholic Church is a Catholic church, an elementary school and an all-girls high school. Founded in 1907, it is the oldest parish in Glendale, California.
Glendale, California photo La Kretz Bridge
La Kretz Bridge is the 2nd bridge crossing the Los Angeles River to be completed in the 21st century. The bridge is noted for a white spire that rises 126 feet (38 m) and uses 300,000 pounds of steel.
Glendale, California photo 2005 Glendale train crash
The 2005 Glendale train crash occurred on January 26, 2005, at 6:03 a.m. PST. It is the second-deadliest incident in the history of Metrolink, the commuter railroad in the Los Angeles, California, area. It was overtaken as the deadliest by the 2008 Chatsworth train collision.
Glendale, California photo Grand Central Airport (California)
The airport was an important facility for the growing Los Angeles suburb of Glendale in the 1920s. The terminal, located at 1310 Air Way, was built in 1928 and still exists. The location of the single concrete 3,800-foot (1,200 m) runway has been preserved, but is now a public street.
Glendale, California photo Tam O’Shanter Inn
The Tam O’Shanter Inn is one of Los Angeles’ oldest restaurants. Walt Disney was a frequent patron there. It is known for its prime rib and Yorkshire pudding.

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Glendale, California has 0 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Glendale, California plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Glendale, California using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Glendale, California plaque. Currently No Physical Plaques.