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Old 05-08-2008, 12:10 PM
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I am considering moving to the above areas in L.A. County sue to my job relocation. I was looking for a house in La Canada but the housing prices were incredibly high. So I started to look around La Crescent, Montrose and Glendale of which housing prices seemed relatively reasonable.

I would appreciate any input on the neighborhood security of those areas.

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Old 05-08-2008, 12:28 PM
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All are very nice foothill communities. Glendale is the closest to LA, which probably leads to slightly higher crime rates than the others, but overall you can't go wrong with any of those areas.
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Old 05-19-2008, 07:52 PM
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I've lived in Shadow Hills, Sunland, Pasadena and La Crescenta.

I really loved La Crescenta. Montrose is great, too, but La Crescenta is bigger and will have more available for housing. Keep in mind that there is a small strip of La Crescenta, From Pennsylvania Avenue to Lowell, which is considered the City of Glendale. The rest of La Crescenta is LA County. Both have their pros and cons. If you want to do any construction on the house you are buying, stay out of Glendale, for example. Glendale tends to have very strict building codes. But, the Glendale police department is really great and reliable. If you have kids, I would recommend La Crescenta because the schools are really quite good.

I would only recommend moving to Glendale if you could get a home closer to the Foothills. Towards the middle of the city it is so crowded. The traffic alone would drive me nuts, not to mention the lack of parking. I rarely went into town because of it. It does have a lot of energy, shopping and restaurants, but it was such a pain for us. We would drive into Burbank or Pasadena for a good dining experience.

Yes, La Canada is beautiful, but rent and housing are going to be outrageous there. Also, you may want to check foreclosure listings for La Crescenta and Montrose, I've heard there have been some defaults lately.

Lastly, for more bang for your buck, you may want to check out Tujunga. Some of the homes on the border of La Crescenta are really nice and have a lot of land.

Again, it all depends on what you are looking for and what your family needs.

Good luck!
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Old 06-01-2008, 02:43 PM
Location: Glendale/Los Angeles
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Glendale is one of the safest cities in America.. I read somewhere it was rated #22 or #23 .. The police here are very good at what they do. Generally the further north you go into Glendale the nicer it gets. Glenoaks area is very good and the area around the college. If you just keep going up Glendale blvd. then you'll hit La Crescenta, Montrose, etc. but to me it's too rural up in the mountains and I like to be in Glendale
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