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    Pinecrest

    Welcome To Rossmoyne

    Historic homes for sale and treelined streets – the perfect place for evening strolls or a game of catch at the park. There are deeply beautiful historic homes for sale and character homes on wide, tree-lined boulevards in the Rossmoyne. It is one of the most uniformly beautiful Glendale CA neighborhoods.

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    A look into the Rossmoyne neighborhood of Glendale, CA through the eyes of a resident proud to call this neighborhood her home!

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    PINECREST LOCATION

    Pinecrest is located at the top of La Crescenta Ave, right in the folds of the Angeles Crest Mountains. Two Stike Park is just below the Pinecrest neighborhood. Locals also use Rosemont or Ramsdell to get into the neighborhood.

    WHAT PEOPLE LOVE ABOUT PINECREST

    Cool people love the Pinecrest because it is one of the few fully developed tracts in La Crescenta and it is one of the coolest places for people who love Mid Century Homes.

    Web Wiley laid out wide avenues across to the slopes of the mountain which gives a pleasant, walk-able flatness to this mountainside community. He also included sidewalks and street lights which is a rare convenience in La Crescenta. There is a pleasant aesthetic that comes from a few floorplans expressed in different ways.

    There are two basic models, the split level reminiscent of the Brady Bunch home and the single level mid-century atrium home reminiscent of the Eichler homes.

    PINECREST HISTORY

    Here’s an excerpt from an article on Web Wiley from local historian Mike Lawler:

    Webster grew up in Glendale in the ’20s and ’30s, attending Glendale High and Glendale College. After serving in WWII, he was somewhat directionless, selling Yellow Pages advertising for a living.

    In the course of this work he had a chance meeting with the famed Los Angeles architect Paul Williams, which forever changed his life. The talented black architect lit a flame in young Wiley that ignited a lifelong passion for building and design.

    Wiley, with no formal training in building, built a small house on Honolulu Avenue using a do-it-yourself manual. Completely self-taught, he began successfully designing and building homes in the Whiting Woods tract in the ’50s. From his offices in Sparr Heights, he developed several successful major tracts in CV, mostly in the upper reaches of the valley against the San Gabriel Mountains.

    His kids all attended school locally, he became a skillful private pilot, and he was active in building trade organizations. He eventually retired to Apple Valley.

    Read the entire article in the Crescenta Valley Weekly HERE.

    FAVORITE LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

    Deukmejian Wilderness Park – people love to hike in the Deuk- there are remnants of long-ago cowboy culture, natural little brooks, interesting plants and fragrant chapparel shrubs. The Le Mesnager Barn is a historic feature and the Historic Society holds special events like Wine Tasting from time to time.

    Tickle Tree Cafe – This unexpectedly cool and hip eatery features the latest in coffee technology, excellent food, and a relaxed urban vibe.

    La Crescenta Regional Library – We are huge book nerds at DIGGS and this library is one of our favorites. We love the modern Crafstman design on the outside and the technology-infused check out system. Our librarians have more time to help patrons find the books and information they need.

    SCHOOLS

    Pinecrest Neighborhood is associated with the following public schools:

    Monte Vista Elementary (Korean Immersion Available)
    Rosemont Middle School
    Crescenta Valley High School
    Clark Magnet School

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