Crescenta Highlands is a family-oriented neighborhood in Glendale which has a lot to offer younger families as well as older families seeking larger homes with many amenities. It is located to the north of downtown Glendale, separated by the Verdugo Hills. Nearby La Crescenta and Montrose boast some charming shopping and dining districts, but Crescenta Highlands offers family-oriented parks, top-rated schools, and many houses of worship and community organizations.
The majority of homes in Crescenta Highlands are ranch-style homes built from the 1950s to the present. Newer homes trend toward popular Mediterranean and Spanish Revival styles. You will find some architectural gems in Crescenta Highlands, including small planned developments nestled in the hills with distinctive architectural styles. Many owners are drawn to the area because it is located minutes from downtown Los Angeles, yet also offers the appeal of living in nature. Crescenta Highlands is close to many wilderness hiking trails and regional parks offering outdoor recreation.
Crescenta Highlands extends north from the 210 Freeway and the farther north you travel, the more likely you will be to find cul-de-sacs and planned communities of executive homes with many amenities, large lots, and mature, attractive landscaping. Homes closer to the freeway are primarily bungalows and ranch homes ranging from 2 to 4 bedrooms and 1,200 to 2,300 square feet. Pride of ownership shows in Crescenta Highlands, with the majority of houses boasting well-manicured lawns, carefully-nurtured trees, and special touches exhibiting curb appeal.
Residents refer to their neighborhood as very safe, and crime statistics bear this out. Crescenta Highlands offers a family-friendly suburban lifestyle within minutes of the city.
- Brand Park
- Dunsmore Park
- Deukmejian Wilderness Park
- New York Park
- Crescenta Valley Community Regional Park
- Two Strike Park
- Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
- Dunsmore Elementary School
- Valley View Elementary School
- Mountain View Elementary School
- Rosemont Middle School
- Anderson W. Clark Magnet High School