The fact that the so-called Archie Bunker House is located within Glendale points to the quiet, residential feel of the neighborhood. Even so, Glendale has more urban amenities than most neighborhoods outside the city, especially along Myrtle and Cooper Avenues. Living in the neighborhood requires residents to adopt many suburban habits, including depending on cars instead of the subway (unless they live by the Fresh Pond Road stop on the M line). Lack of subway access has limited growth in Glendale, preserving the area as nearby neighborhoods go high-rise. The stability of low-key Glendale draws immigrants from Europe, South America, and Asia.
Bounded by multiple cemeteries as well as a golf course, Glendale has the advantage of open spaces and greenery not available elsewhere in the city. Beyond suburban, these green areas almost create a country-like setting. The downside is that residential opportunities are a bit limited for people who are not six feet under. There are some Glendale co-ops and single family homes (both detached and in rows) available for sale, but not very many.