About Glendale

Welcome to the City of Glendale, one of Wisconsin's premier communities! Glendale is a dynamic community that maintains its own identity just 4 miles from the City of Milwaukee. It is a city with a rich history, excellent schools, fascinating architecture, quality healthcare and a variety of recreation opportunities.

Located on a narrow corridor of 5.7 square miles to the west of Fox Point, Whitefish Bay and Shorewood, Glendale has grown steadily since its separation from the old Town of Milwaukee.

Glendale is one of 35 suburban communities that surround the City of Milwaukee and is less than 10 miles north of downtown Milwaukee, connected via Interstate I-43. Its proximity to many Milwaukee County facilities and its separated suburban location give Glendale a distinct advantage in the metropolitan area.

Growth & Development
Glendale has experienced exceptional growth and development since its official incorporation as a City in 1950. Local leaders have encouraged controlled industrial expansion and commercial development along with high quality residential development. Today it is recognized as one of the most progressive of the northeast Milwaukee suburbs.

Hotels & Motels
With major hotel chains such as the Milwaukee River Inn, Radisson Milwaukee North Shore, Residence Inn, Motel 6 and La Quinta Inn & Suites conveniently located near Interstate I-43, we invite you to stay and enjoy the cultural amenities of Glendale and the surrounding area.

Glendale boasts one of the finest school systems in the nation, led by highly rated Nicolet High School, which serves 3 other North Shore communities as well. In combination with its fine Glendale-River Hills K-4 through 8th grade school system, and Cardinal Stritch University, Glendale arguably leads the North Shore in quality educational opportunities.

Parks & Recreation
Two beautiful, large and well-maintained Milwaukee County Parks within the City limits, as well as the meandering Milwaukee River, give Glendale a natural landscape that is a treat to its citizens and visitors, old and young alike. The Milwaukee River has an exciting waterfall in Glendale that attracts many fishermen, from all over the Midwest, to try to catch spawning salmon and other migrating fish.

Glendale has a current population of approximately 12,889 who invite you to see why it is a great place to live, work and raise a family!

Glendale has transportation options such as Amtrak and Greyhound stations, General Mitchell International Airport, and the Milwaukee County Transit System.