Glendale, or 'The Jewel City' as it is locally known, is a Californian city of just under 200,000 people. Beautifully nestled at the feet of the Verdugo Mountains, the city boasts impressive surroundings, a thriving community and business life, a charming downtown and plenty to see and do. Expatriates living in Glendale can enjoy a warm Mediterranean climate, which is hot and sunny during the summer, and usually reasonably warm during the winter. There is plenty of local culture for expats in Glendale to explore, with the Brand Library and Art Gallery, and the Glendale Galleria particularly worth visiting. The latter is one of Southern California's biggest shopping malls; Montrose Shopping Park is another worth seeing, this one running along one of the city's avenues and giving expatriates in Glendale a great way to combine the city's comfortable climate and great shopping scene. The Peterson House is another local gem for expats living in Glendale to visit, and a number of parks and theaters also provide plenty of room for recreation.
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The city is well-linked to major international airports, including the Los Angeles International Airport, via both bus and train. There are a number of regular coach services for expats moving to Glendale to choose from, as well as good highway links, with both Interstate 5 and 210 serving the city. Expatriates moving to Glendale can find plenty of general information on expatriation in InterNations’ Expat Magazine, a comprehensive collection of articles covering topics from expat finance and insurance to living and working abroad. On our website, we also have a good collection of articles written by other InterNations members on their own experiences of expatriation. So expats moving to Glendale should find the move an enjoyable one considering the city's great amenities, luxurious climate and welcoming atmosphere.
Expatriates working in Glendale will find themselves in a vibrant service based economy with strong health and education sectors. The city has recently seen a number of new business projects, including a large shopping and cultural area that is currently under development. There is plenty for expats working in Glendale to do after work as well, with a good collection of local restaurants, cafés and bars and a busy cultural life. Expatriates in Glendale can also get in touch with other global minds in the city using the private messages system as well as the discussion groups and forums on the InterNations website. Many of our members use these to organize meet-ups, network or simply socialize with other expats in their area. In this warm, comfortable city it shouldn't be long before you've found a local international community, and with a great working environment and plenty to get up to besides, you will soon find yourself at home, even as an expatriate in Glendale.