Glendale is home to many of the Denver area’s young professionals, who appreciate the abundance of townhouses, condos, lofts and apartments, and the proximity to downtown, Cherry Creek and the Tech Center. Though small in population (4,200) and size (355 acres), it’s got a big-city vibe, with more than 12,000 employed in the more than 300 businesses and government offices within its borders.
Community leaders are extremely proud of Infinity Park. Covering nearly 16 acres, the facility is a sports, event and entertainment complex and includes the premier rugby stadium in the U.S., where the world-ranked Glendale Raptors and Glendale Lady Raptors host championship matches and international tournaments. An 8-acre adjacent open space area at Infinity Park is available for public recreation, and the recent opening of the High Altitude Training Center marked the completion of the ambitious park project. Residents and visitors also enjoy the more than 35 overall acres of parks, especially popular Cherry Creek Trail.
Glendale celebrated its 60th birthday in 2012, but contains Metro Denver’s oldest dwelling. Four Mile House was built in 1859, and has served as a stagecoach stop and tavern for travelers on the Cherokee Trail. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Four-Mile House now includes a 12-acre site featuring a museum, summer camp and events center.
During business hours the city's population increases by approximately 12,000 people who are employed by the more than 300 businesses occupying nearly 2.2 million square feet of office space in this conveniently located community. All kinds of businesses including finance, technology, insurance-related, as well as non-profit foundations and organizations. A vibrant retail trade contributes to the city's strong economic base. Major retailers occupying more than 850,000 square feet of retail space including big box stores, many restaurants, both locally owned and national chains, offer everything from drive-thru service to fine dining. Six hotels and extended stay residences call Glendale home, as do three health clubs.
Located in Arapahoe County, Glendale's 355 acres are completely surrounded by the city and County of Denver. This is a high-density community, with nearly 100 percent of the population in multi-family housing. About 90 percent of residents are renters occupying the city's more than 2,000 apartments. The remaining residents own the 300-plus condominium and townhouse units in the City. Glendale is the kind of community where it's easy to get to know your neighbors.