Glendale is a neighborhood in the west-central portion of Queens. it is bounded by Forest Hills and Kew Gardens to the east, Ridgewood to the west, Woodhaven to the south and Middle Village to the north.
Glendale was built on a swampy area previously called Fresh Ponds. The neighborhood was later developed into an industrial area, though it is now a more residential neighborhood. Glendale's land area is long on its east-west axis and narrow on its north-south axis. The are is surrounded mainly by cemeteries, although the neighborhood also contains several large parks, including part of Forest Park.
Glendale is located in Queens Community District 5 and its Zip Code is 11385. It is patrolled by NYC Police Department's 104th Precinct. Politically, Glendale is represented by the NYC Council's 30th District.