La Cañada Flintridge
La Cañada Flintridge is located off the 210 freeway, just west of the 134 interchange. The Angeles Crest mountains are to the north, Altadena is to the east, the Canyons area of Glendale is to the south and La Crescenta is on the western border.
La Cañada is super convenient to major attractions like Downtown Los Angeles, the Rosebowl, Old Town Pasadena and many major studios. There is even the Summer Beach Bus, a resident only service connecting La Canada to Santa Monica Bay.
WHAT PEOPLE LOVE
Many families come to La Cañada Flintridge for the schools. The public school district is one of the highest-ranking districts in California and private schools like Flintridge Prep, St Francis and Learning Castle are highly regarded. It is important to understand school boundaries when buying a home in La Canada. There is a small slice of La Canada called the Sagebrush that belongs to the Glendale Unified School District.
Downtown Los Angeles Professionals like the safe, small-town atmosphere and easy commute to work. JPL is a major employer.
The divine Descanso Gardens and the Hahmonga Watershed are major La Cañada attractions. JPL opens it’s doors once a year for an open house and visitors flock to see the latest in space exploration. The Angeles National Forest is our backyard with spectacular hiking, camping, skiing, and wilderness.
La Canada Flintridge is actually two cities merged into one. La Canada was located along Foothill Blvd and aboveoriginally an unassuming neighborhood that took pride in its mountain community roots. Single story homes on large lots (by city standards) were common and architectural styles were typically ranch with a few Spanish and English sprinkled throughout.
Flintridge was its affluent neighbor and it was filled with larger homes on irregular and large lots in the mountains. The well to do residents commissioned custom homes in every style from Georgian Plantation to English Manor to California Ranch.
The two communities joined forces and incorporated into a single city in 1976.