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Turning On The Fun In Glendale

A man teaching a young boy how to golf

The designers of the new upscale resort-style apartments Altana was determined to build a home that everyone from career couples to CEOs would enjoy. Life in Altana is a luxury. There is no equal to these Glendale apartments and the great life afforded by living there is second to none.


Glendale is a beautiful and thriving city in Los Angeles County. It is a diverse city with a wide range of cultures. With a Mediterranean climate and mountain views in the distance, this is a much-desired place to live. In 2013 it was voted Los Angeles neighborhood of the year. Let’s explore the city, life in this bustling area, and where to go for entertainment. I am sure you will agree, Glendale is a place worth moving to.

Glendale Apartments

There are many reasons why people who could easily afford to purchase a home or two are opting for apartment living. Right now, the housing market is trying to recover from a bad economic situation. Until the recovery is successful, it is hard to estimate the value of the home and your investment.

People today are busier than ever. We refuse to sacrifice anything. It is not uncommon to see a heavyweight corporate executive, coaching his son’s Little League Team. We schedule our time carefully. We have no room for home maintenance.

Life in a luxury apartment like Altana allows for the higher quality of life without the frustration of home repairs, gardening, and remodels. Living here gives you the feeling of an urban environment because it spans two buildings and sits on a full acre of land with open space. You have privacy and yet it is downtown with all the thrills of city living.

Some of the features Altana residents enjoy are:

A rooftop pool and lounge deck with a spectacular view of the city
Professionally landscaped gardens

  • Modern appliances
  • Quartz countertops
  • 9-foot ceilings
  • Entertainment

Glendale, California is less than 10 miles from Los Angeles. We are going to focus on activities and facilities in actual Glendale, but keep in mind, just a few miles away is a huge selection of arts, museums, theaters, and activities as well as the wonderland we call Hollywood.

Scholl Canyon Golf & Tennis Club

This highly acclaimed golf and tennis facility continually rates among the top mid-range clubs in the United States. The course is situated in the Verdugo Mountain Range for an exceptional golfing experience. With breathtaking views that include the Pacific Ocean, Los Angeles basin and the San Fernando Valley, this is a premier and yet affordable club.

Glendale Galleria

Imagine a shopping mall so exclusive and extensive that people travel from Los Angeles to shop there. That is the Glendale Galleria. This 3-story shopping mall features high-end stores and specialty stores like Apple and Disney. There are unique boutiques, and famous name brands. Enjoy a relaxing meal at one of the full-service restaurants, grab a sandwich at a quick service restaurant, or enjoy a snack and coffee as you stroll through this shoppers paradise.

2nd Annual, Open Arts & Music Festival - September 2017
This annual event features:

  • Live music
  • Art presentation
  • Public art installation
  • A rock climbing wall
  • Face painting
  • Petting zoo
  • Food and drink vendors
  • Craft beer
  • Much more
  • Restaurants

Glendale is known for its fine dining. There are many cultures represented in Glendale and the authentic foods make the Los Angeles lists of better restaurants often. There are plenty of family style restaurants, hang-outs, coffee shops, and standbys for game night with friends.

Porto’s Bakery and Cafe

Porto’s has been serving authentic Cuban foods since 1982. In our “immediate gratification” society, it is rare to find a place that is so good that people will gladly wait. This is the case for Porto’s. There is often a wait, but it is so worth it that people return time and time again.

Raffi’s Place

This unique restaurant with an indoor/outdoor dining room is great for large groups and parties. The Persian food is delicious and no one leaves hungry. This is a must-try restaurant in Glendale.

Max’s Of Manila

If you have never tried Filipino food, you are in for a treat. This authentic, made from scratch food is fantastic. You get huge servings and great service.

For more wonderful restaurants in Glendale, click here.

Nightlife in Glendale

Glendale has a rocking club scene. There is always somewhere where drinks are flowing, live music is playing, and people are dancing the night away. Here are just a few of the most popular lounges, bars, and dance clubs in Glendale.

  • 103 Lounge
  • Giggles Nightclub
  • La Diosa Nightclub
  • The Famous
  • Club Illumination Radio
  • Hookah Lounge

If the bar scene in Glendale is not to your liking, just minutes away you can enjoy the variety of the nightlife in Hollywood, Los Angeles, and Pasadena. Anything you want is at your fingertips. So grab a few friends and hit the town.


There are more than 25 parks in Glendale. These include parks with playgrounds, sports fields, hiking and picnicking. There are community centers and historical homes available to tour. Whether you are looking for a place to take the little ones to play or a practice field for your tweens baseball team, you will have a selection of where you want to go.

Click here for a list of some of the nicer parks in Glendale. Look around. No matter your passion, you will be accommodated.


The museums in Glendale are diverse and unique. Here are a few to consider:

  • The Museum of Neon Art
  • Sons of the Revolution Museum
  • The Armenian Museum
  • Forest Lawn Museum

The top-10 picks of 2017 can be found [here].(

It is obvious to see that all points of life were considered when Glendale was being constructed. The same is true for Altana. From personal comfort to exciting pastimes, living in Altana is a life custom made for your comfort and enjoyment.