From historic to hipster, Adams Hill is Glendale’s most eclectic neighborhood. Once labeled Acacia Hills, for its beautiful acacia trees, Adams Hill rests in the winding hills that populate south Glendale and borders the City of Los Angeles. Driving through the narrow, winding streets of Adams Hill you can feel the quaint appeal of the close-knit community that distinguishes this hillside neighborhood from the rest of Glendale.
Many of the homes located in the Adams Hill neighborhood are character homes built in the early twentieth century and consist of Spanish and Tudor Revival styles mixed with some very nice mid-century modern homes built in the 1950’s and early 1960s. Many of the homes in this neighborhood are perched on the hillside and have wonderful views of Glendale, Griffith Park and the Verdugo Mountains.
Adams Square, located at the base of Adams Hill, offers nearby residents a quaint an attractively landscaped neighborhood business district with a nice City of Glendale mini park. Within Adams Square and its adjacent mini park, exists the historic 1936 Streamline Moderne Gas Station and the art deco, Adams Square Building, which was built in 1928 by the same architects who built the Wiltern and El Capitan Theaters in Los Angeles.
Cottage Grove Historic District and Road’s End Neighborhood
Within walking distance to the historic properties in Adams Square, the nearby City of Glendale, “Cottage Grove Historic District” on Cottage Grove Avenue represents a unique street of character homes developed in the Tudor Revival and English Cottage architectural styles. In addition to the historic district on Cottage Grove Avenue another small but distinct neighborhood many Glendale residents have probably never heard of is the Road’s End neighborhood. This small neighborhood is mapped within the Adams Hill neighborhood, south of East Palmer Avenue and next to the entrance of Forest Lawn.