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What’s it Like to Live in Glendale, CO?

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The Rockies viewed from the Assumption Cathedral, Glendale, Denver
By Robert Cutts

What’s it like to live in Glendale?

Living here is an interesting mix of business and pleasure. Because much of the population is so young, the atmosphere is an exciting one. Glendale is a small town with a lot of businesses and commercial space, so there’s always somewhere to eat or shop. Then again, it’s so close to Denver that an interesting activity is always just a short drive away. Neighboring national forests and ski resorts kick things up a notch. Glendale has it all – a small town vibe, a nearby urban center, and some of nature’s most incredible landscapes.


What types of homes are in Glendale?

Glendale is undeniably small – it covers a total area of only 0.6 square miles. Commercial buildings occupy much of that space. Almost all of the town’s 4,184 residents live in high-rise condos or apartment buildings. (Which may be why around half of the population is between the ages of 18 and 24.) There are a few single-family dwellings around, but they’re decidedly rare.

Glendale is a great place for singles on a budding career track. It can be difficult to find real estate here, but when it’s available it’s affordable and suitable to a young person with an active lifestyle.

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What’s unique about Glendale?

Together, the many different characteristics of Glendale make it a truly unique American town. The young population here strives to live a healthy lifestyle, and walking around Glendale, this fact certainly becomes apparent.

At the city’s own Infinity Park, people gather from all over to lift weights, workout, and even relax. The entire complex takes up eight city blocks and is truly one of the most incredible sports facilities in the nation. In addition to its fitness and rec-center, visitors can head to the integrated rugby stadium to catch a world-class match. Local organizations love Infinity Park’s event center, where they can host conferences and social galas. During movie season, residents pack a picnic and head here every Monday to watch a film on the outdoor jumbo screen.

In spite of being so small, there are 17 acres of parks in Glendale – proof of the city’s dedication to healthy living. Those parks are home to a basketball court, a volleyball court, three sports fields, two tennis courts, four playgrounds, and three picnic shelters. It’s easy to reserve a space for a private game or social gathering.

The local Four Mile Historic Park gives visitors some insight to local history. The site is home to 12 acres of Denver’s oldest building, some excellent pioneer exhibits, and fun special events and tours. The first Friday of every month, you can not only experience the exhibit for free, but tour the museum, pan for gold, and visit the farm animals as well.

The Cherry Creek Bike Path is another great local spot to get in some physical fitness and a little adventure. From here, riders can swing by the Cherry Creek Shopping District, where there are around 500 shops and eateries, the aforementioned Four Mile Historic Park, and Castlewood Canyon State Park.


Where are the good schools in Glendale?

So close to the Denver urban center, Glendale parents expect choice. And they’re in luck. Should you decide to become a Glendale resident, you can send your kids to some really great schools – which ones are up to you. Here are a few we like to help you start the search.


By Zach Dischner

What are the best things to do in Glendale?

In and around Glendale, you can do just about any outdoor activity you can think of, short of surfing. Biking trails are everywhere. Hiking and mountain climbing are popular pastimes. As soon as skiing season starts, residents are hitting the slopes.

The nearby Winter Park Resort is just a short trip away. It’s a great place to sip hot chocolate by the fire after a long day of cruising down snowy slopes. Glendale and the surrounding Denver metro area are practically wrapped in beautiful national parks, including Routt National Forest, Roosevelt National Forrest, and White River National Forrest. During the summer months, you can explore these at your leisure, hiking and climbing the mountain paths.

The nearby Denver cityscape is full of museums and fun things to do – think paintball and sports events – so Glendale residents can’t possibly get bored. Foodies love Denver’s many locally owned and operated restaurants. Of course, Glendale is already brimming with shops and eateries, but there are even more to visit in Denver.


Is Glendale right for me?

If you are looking for the perfect balance of small town atmosphere and a city lifestyle, consider shopping for real estate in Glendale. After a long day at work, you can kick back in a local pub or, if you’re the type to sweat it off, you can head to one of the city’s amazing sports facilities. It’s certainly a great place for young people, singles, and budding professionals.

If Glendale sounds good so far, think about contacting one of our agents. They can help you find a place to call home without any fuss.


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