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Holiday Trolley Service

A group of friends on a trolley

Glendale City Council has recently approved a Free Downtown Holiday Trolley, which kicked off November 18th and will continue to run until January 15th. There's no better way to take advantage of all that Downtown has to offer this holiday season. Whether you live in the city itself or over in the apartments in Riverside, this is a winter spectacular that you won't want to miss.

A Holly Jolly Trolley

The trolley will travel along Brand Boulevard, making several stops along the way before wrapping around the statue at Central and Broadway. The route heads all the way up to the Brand and Mountain intersection and as far down as Brand and Colorado. Operating separately from the city's current transit system, this trolley is here to help shoppers make their way across the north and south parts of town.

Brand Boulevard is well known as a hot spot during the month of December with its elaborate, festive decoration and easy access to several outlets at the Americana and Galleria, not to mention exquisite dining locations. This much welcomed addition to such a busy time of year will benefit businesses, citizens, and visitors alike.

The trolley will run from 9 am to 8 pm Monday through Friday, and 10 am to 7 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

*Hot Spots to Hit

If you're unfamiliar with the Glendale area, or simply looking for something new to try, then there are dozens of premier locations scattered around this busy boulevard such as the Museum of Neon Art and Pacific Theatres.

Top shopping locations include the Glendale Galleria, DSW Designer Show Warehouse, Nordstrom and Lululemon, just to name a few. Stop in for a bite of sushi at Katsuya, pair a decadent wine with premium cut of steak at Bourbon Steak, or escape the cold with masterfully crafted cocktail at Eden on Brand.

After a day of shopping, let loose at the Stars on Brand or La Diosa night clubs. If your idea of relaxing involves something a little more laid back, then try the Pierre Garden Restaurant's chic bar. On the flip side of the coin, Foxy's Restaurant is the perfect place to start your day with top-quality brunch.

Looking to the Future

While the trolley service is limited to the holiday system, council officials are considering this a test run for future plans to include better transportation between the north and south ends of Glendale. It's been 20 whole years since this kind of service was available in Glendale, aside from the short lived transportation offered during the opening of Americana and Grand back in 2010.

This free trolley will show officials just how many individuals would choose to use the transportation service, if one were to exist along the Brand Boulevard. As long as numbers can match the Beeline's 10 riders per-hour figure, Glendale might just see a new trolley system implemented year round. This would be a major benefit to those who live in the north end and work in the south end, who are forced to take multiple buses to and from their homes on a daily basis.

Apartments in Riverside

So, what does this mean for those living just Southeast in the peaceful town of Riverside? Easy access to some of the best shopping in the Los Angeles area!

That's the idea behind Altana, offering residents a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city where they can recharge and revitalize while being surrounded by every comfort imaginable. These modern, resort-style dwellings feature expansive rooftop pools, lounge decks and landscaped gardens. From the inside to the outside, these homes are redefining luxury.

Residence Features

Living spaces at Altana are masterfully designed with the finest in contemporary finishes. Wood laminate plank flooring and airy nine-foot ceiling run the length of these spacious floor plans where they blend seamlessly into expansive terraces, decks, and patios. Marble tile flooring and quartz countertops are accented by recessed LED lighting and high-end stainless steel appliances.

Stacked washers and dryers eliminate yesteryear's unfavorable community laundry room, offering a level of privacy that can be hard to find in this end of California. Modern Italian cabinetry completed these private sanctuaries located on the west coast.

Building Features

Altana offers its residents a slew of resort-style amenities catered to a variety of lifestyles. Align your chi in the zen garden, yoga room, and landscaped gardens. Stay fit with an on-site state of the art fitness center or the countless miles of nearby hiking trails. Entertain guests with outdoor fireplaces, demonstrative kitchens, and the screening room for a movie night experience like no other.

Businessmen and entrepreneurs can take advantage of the Wi-Fi enabled co-working space, while anyone can let their troubles melt away in one of the expansive rooftop pools. The ultimate considerations in comfort and style have been included in these one of a kind luxury homes.

The Neighborhood

Just a short distance away from Altana lies a wealth of Californian culture from fine dining to premier shopping. Residents can pick up the finest in healthy groceries from the Glendale Farmer's Market or Whole Food. When the urge strikes dine in the area's best locations, Katsuya, Porto's and Frida are never far away.

Enjoy the best outdoor locations in the area with a walk through Deukmejian Wilderness Park or an intense hike through the Verdugo Mountains. Alternatively, you could enjoy a day of leisure on the renowned 18-holes at Scholl Canyon Golf Club. Afterwards, treat yourself to a vast selection of specialty wines at Left Coast Wine Bar while enjoying their art gallery, or have a few craft beers over at Golden Road Brewery.

When it comes to splurging on the finer things in life, you can rest assured that your money is well spent with premier destinations from Nordstrom to Apple and everything in-between. The homes at Altana are anything but another place to live. They're a new level of luxury, relaxation, and accommodation for the modern individual.

Welcome to higher living. Welcome to Altana.