North-West Glendale is made up of five distinct neighborhoods:
Many of these 1920-era homes, constructed on the western slope of the Verdugo Mountains, have spectacular views of downtown Glendale. The area was named for John Brockman, who in 1915 built a home with a three-story clock tower to accommodate a clock purchased from what is now Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. In 1925, the area was subdivided and named Brockmont Park. Residents enjoy the seclusion of the hillside as well as convenient access to the central city,
just minutes away.
El Miradero is a neighborhood that lives up to its name – ‘watchtower’ or ‘vantage point’. Located on the southern flank of the Verdugo Hills, it overlooks the San Fernando Valley and offers many of its residents spectacular views of the Verdugo Mountains to the North and Griffith Park to the South. Residents enjoy the unique features of historic Brand Park with its art galleries, Japanese Tea House, local history museum, and hiking trails, which access the canyons of the Verdugo Mountains. The ‘Village’ at Kenneth Road and Grandview Avenue features unique shops, restaurants, beauty salons, a meat market, fresh produce, and a pharmacy. Traditional fancy homes have been built in a variety of styles throughout this neighborhood.
Glenwood Road traverses this neighborhood and gives it its name. As in the name G1endale, the prefix ‘Glen’ means valley. The name is apparently a reference to trees that once grew in the area. The path Glenwood Road follows was used in 1871 as the line dividing land grants made to various relatives of pioneer Jose Verdugo. A mixture of single-family homes; large estate homes, newer condos and apartments offer a great variety of housing choices. Residents enjoy family restaurants, transportation, and convenient stores along graceful Glenoaks Boulevard. Kenneth Village provides local commercial amenities as well as an area for social activity. The Jones House on Kenneth Road, named ‘Bel Aire’ by its original owners, is a local landmark and has been used as a backdrop in numerous movies and television shows. The historic district of Cumberland Heights has also been established in this neighborhood.
This neighborhood is named for Grandview Avenue, which marks its eastern boundary. The street, first recorded in City documents in 1921 as Grand View Avenue, was apparently named as an Anglicized translation of El Miradero. Grandview extends from its namesake street west to Burbank. Residential neighborhoods adjoin Glenoaks Boulevard, with its landscaped median and vibrant street life. On South-West side San Fernando Road follows the path blazed by the Spanish explorers, which connected Pueblo Los Angeles with Mission San Fernando. Historic Grandview Cemetery is the final resting place for many pioneer Glendale and Burbank families. Busy professionals, many employed in the media industries, live in this area, which offers a variety of lovely homes, condos and apartments.
Located in the heart of old Glendale, Verdugo Viejo developed around the remnants of Rancho San Rafael, owned by the Verdugo family. A combination of large and small homes, condos and apartments, make up this cosmopolitan neighborhood. With its own Post Office and convenient to markets, banks, restaurants, schools, shops, and transportation, Verdugo Viejo is home to commuting professionals and longtime Glendale residents. Historic Casa Adobe Park, which was the last home of the Verdugo family, is nestled in the middle of the neighborhood and is often used by the community for receptions, special events and to celebrate Glendale’s Hispanic heritage.