Find Your La Crescenta Neighborhood

La Crescenta isn’t a city – part of it is an unincorporated portion of Los Angeles County and part of it is part of the City Glendale (Crescenta Highlands). Pennsylvania is the dividing line between the two. Culturally, residents see no difference between the County and the City. They share a single zip code and their children all go to Glendale Unified schools. (Read North Glendale Historic Context for a fascinating discussion of the history behind La Crescenta’s development.)

However, community services are very different. The county portions are serviced by LA Sherif Department and LA County Fire. Utilities are provided by the Crescenta Valley Water District , So Cal. Edison and So. Cal Gas.. Building permits and rules are governed by the County of Los Angeles. Everyone has an opinion on which is better, County services of City of Glendale.

La Crescenta has the look and feel of an independant mountain community. This is not the place to find lots of uniform tracts of housing. That being said, there are neighborhoods that are more groomed and suburban than others. Below, find links to Neighborhood Spotlights for individual communities.

Each neighborhood link will show you insider intel from a local’s point of view. You’ll see current homes for sale, recent past sales and market statistics. You can even find upcoming open house events!

Village Lifestyle

The Montrose Shopping Village is the central hub for these La Crescenta neighborhoods. Everything you need for daily living is located in this central business district and frequent festivals and events bring friends and neighbors together for a real community feel.

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In The Woods

I often describe these neighborhoods as “magical” because the mountains, wildlife, stately Sycamore and Oak trees and running waterways feel like a fairy land to me. These are neighborhoods to explore if you value a connection to nature. Each one feels like a separate, protected enclave.

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The Groomed Neighborhoods

You love living in safe and quiet La Crescenta, but you also enjoy a groomed, consistent neighborhood. These are the neighborhoods for you! Each one contains homes of consistent quality and they enjoy are particular aesthetic.

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Classic La Crescenta Lifestyle

La Crescenta is known for its independant spirit and the rural feeling to its streets and neighborhoods. These neighborhoods enjoy a wide range of shapes, sizes, lot sizes and quality. There are few sidewalks or street lights – an evening stroll feels like a walk in the country, but we are just minutes from urban centers.

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