Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, La Canada is one of the most affluent communities in Southern California. The mountains provide the perfect backdrop for this quiet town with its immaculate tree-lined streets, and large homes with manicured lawns and gardens. Simultaneously, La Canada has a rural feel with many riding trails, making it a popular choice for equestrians.
The retail sector in La Canada provides a home for over 350 businesses and over 400 home based businesses, and downtown Los Angeles is only 20 minutes away. La Canada has a population of 20,900 and measures 8.5 square miles in size.
Homes in La Canada range from affortable single family residences and large estates, to luxury condominiums with mountain views. Lots are also available for custom homes or larger acreage for horse properties. The median home price in 2008 was approximately $1,315,000.
Residents have plenty of choices for recreation, including a local YMCA, La Canada Flintridge Golf & Country Club, tennis courts, hiking and equestrian trails. Gardeners love the 160-acre Descanso Gardens with its 60,000 camelia shrubs and over 4,000 rose bushes planted amongst a California oak woodland forest.
The City has an agreement with the La Canada Unified School District to maintain all the sports fields, tennis and basketball courts and skate park. In exchange, these facilities are available to the general public during non-school hours.