Each one of Glendale's business districts has a unique charm and character. The Economic Development Division works to strengthen these districts by attracting independent businesses to critical vacancies, supporting infrastructure which improves business attraction and expansion, and by enhancing elements of place-making.
These unique districts provide the Glendale community with variety, convenience, and excellent services in a welcoming environment by offering superior goods and services, and by hosting family-
oriented special events and programming throughout the year including carnivals, car shows, and themed parades.
Active associations within these districts are instrumental in coordinating beautification efforts, special events, and acting as a communication link between the member businesses and City Hall. The goal of these associations is to improve their district and make the businesses more financially viable for the betterment of the area. The districts include:
Downtown Glendale is home to a variety of unique specialty stores, fine dining, movie theaters, night clubs, and three live performance theaters: the Alex Theatre, Glendale Center Theatre, and Anteaus Theatre. You will also find the nationally known Glendale Galleria and Americana at Brand.
Montrose Shopping Park
Montrose Shopping Park, Glendale’s official Old Town, is located along a park-like main street where very quaint shops and restaurants line the street. Montrose offers goods and services in a down-home atmosphere. It also boasts yearlong activities like the weekly Farmers Market, Arts & Crafts Festival, Halloween Spooktacular, Oktoberfest, and so much more.
Brand Boulevard of Cars
The South Brand Boulevard Auto Dealers and City staff have been working to implement several programs that assist the dealers with strengthening and expanding their Glendale Dealerships. Efforts include assistance with permitting processes, vehicle storage, directional signage, and improvements to the physical aesthetics of the South Brand Boulevard area.
Established in 1923, Kenneth Village is a collection of shops, eateries, and services on Kenneth road in northwest Glendale, it’s architecture dating back to the 1920s. Because of its old time Mayberry-esque charm, Kenneth Village is the scenic location for hundreds of television shows, commercials and magazine ads. although the Village maintains much of its historic charm, you can now expect an eclectic selection of non-so-dated things to see, do and eat!
Known for the art deco building at the intersection of E. Chevy Chase Drive and S. Adams Street, Adams Square, which also includes Palmer Street, is full of charming eateries and service-oriented retail where visitors can while away an afternoon.