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Armenians in Burbank, La Crescenta, La Canada, and Tujunga


Glendale, CA - Bordering Cities

Although Glendale is synonymous with Armenians, the bordering cities such as Burbank, La Crescenta, La Canada, and Tujunga have also begun to see their own communities develop as Armenians move out of Glendale for various reasons.

Burbank : Situated north-west of Glendale, Burbank is one of the largest cities bordering Glendale. Irrespective of its close proximity to Glendale, Armenians have only recently begun moving to this city as property prices began significantly rising in Glendale beginning in late 1990s and early 2000s.

La Crescenta-Montrose : Situated directly north of Glendale, La Crescenta-Montrose is a small, hillside, neighborhood of about 20,000 residents. Technically, the neighborhood is comprised of three areas: incorporated as part of Glendale, incoroporated as part of La Canada, and those parts that are not incorporated as part of any city and fall under the larger encompassing Los Angeles County. La Crescenta-Montrose has had at least a sliver of Armenian population for as long as Glendale has had its Armenian population.

La Canada Flintridge : An affluent and quite town of only about 20,000 residents, La Canada Flintridge has the least number of Armenians of all the bordering cities of Glendale. This city, bordering Glendale on its north-eastern side, has about 650 Armenians according to the 2000 US national census. Armenian establishments in La Canada Flintridge are only a handful, not only due to the city's small size and population, but also due to the fact that the city is mostly a residential town, with very little shops and commercial establishments to begin with.

Tujunga : Less developed than the other cities bordering Glendale, Tujunga has long been a haven for Armenians who want to stay close to the Glendale Armenian enclave, but not pay the exuberant costs of property associated with it, live in a town less populated and traffic congested, or simply live somewhere that has more trees, wildlife, and cleaner air. Similar to Burbank, Armenians have only begun settling in Tujunga in large numbers beginning in the mid to late 1990s. The city has dozens of small liquor stores, bakeries, and other family run, Armenian owned, businesses that are the bread and butter for many families.

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"Census 2000 Demographic Profile Highlights: Selected Population Group: Armenian (431-433). La Canada Flintridge City, California" American FactFinder. 2000 Bureau of the Census.

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