Glendale is a neighborhood on the West side of Salt Lake City, Utah. Glendale is situated South of the Rose Park and Fair Park neighborhoods. The neighborhood was originally developed as Glendale Gardens which is where Glendale Middle School derives its name. Mountain View Elementary (which is situated next to Glendale Middle School) was originally named Glendale Elementary. Glendale, and neighboring Poplar Grove, Fair Park & Rose Park enjoy a vibrant multi ethnic environment.
Glendale and Poplar Grove sit on the city's Southwest side. The Glendale area is roughly considered to be the area from Interstate 15 to the east to Redwood Road to the west. Glendale borders the City of South Salt Lake at SR-201 and extends to Indiana Avenue. Just to the north of Glendale is Poplar Grove. However, many residents of Poplar Grove refer to the community as Glendale, and many Glendale residents consider Poplar Grove synonymous with Glendale as well. Indeed, on some old maps Poplar Grove is referred to as North Glendale Gardens.
In 1996 the Salt Lake area rap group Ghetto Mentality released a song titled "Glendale 2 Midvale" and cited the Glendale boundaries as follows: "From the I-15 to the Redwood Road, South Temple to 21st South we roll". This description of the neighborhood would indeed encompass Poplar Grove as well.
Glendale Boundaries as described by the Glendale Community Council