Community Profile

Glendale is tightly woven into the fabric of the Milwaukee metropolitan area, bordered by Milwaukee and several other suburban communities. Still, it has retained its own distinctive character and independence.

Glendale boasts a rich array of affordable homes in quiet and appealing neighborhoods. Wide boulevards, large residential lots, and four county parks give the community a spaciousness not found in cities that rub shoulders with bigger communities. The parks add to the many recreational opportunities enjoyed by residents.

The schools of Glendale are excellent in every way. Three award-winning school districts serve the community, as do several high quality parochial systems. Glendale serves the Glendale-River Hills and Maple Dale-Indian Hill school districts, including the award-winning Nicolet High School, a silver medalist in the U.S. News & World Report search for America's Best High Schools in 2009. Cardinal Stritch, the state's second largest independent university, hosts its main campus in Glendale. Bayshore Town Center is also home to Bryant & Stratton College's newest campus.

Business is attracted to Glendale's redeveloped business and commercial areas by a variety of economic incentives. New office buildings and corporate facilities are joining the famous business names already in Glendale, such as Johnson Controls, Forrer Business Interiors, Weyco Group, Strattec, Orthopaedic Hospital of Milwaukee, Columbia-St. Mary's Headquarters and Wheaton Franciscan Services (Covenant Healthcare).

Great Place to Live
Excellent schools, diverse shopping, charming residential areas, competent health care and a location within Milwaukee County, makes Glendale a great place to live, work and raise a family.