Main Street, Alhambra, 1980 Painted by John Evans
Alhambra is a charming, family oriented and economically prosperous community in the San Gabriel Valley. According to the 2010 Census, the population was 83,089. There are diverse services for education, healthcare, and transportation. Located minutes from downtown Los Angeles in the western San Gabriel Valley region, Alhambra has great access to excellent dining, region’s strongest retail centers, and two-thirds of the State’s largest corporations nearby. Alhambra Unified School District has a mission; “To ensure the educational success of all students by having a comprehensive educational program where students can learn and become productive members of a diverse society.” They provide public schools in Alhambra, Monterey Park, and portions of Rosemead and San Gabriel.
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Sam Merrill Trail in Altadena Painted by John Evans.
Altadena is located directly north of Pasadena with an abruptly rising San Gabriel Mountains as a backdrop. According to the 2010 Census Bureau, the population of the city was 42,777. Altadena is a community full of history and diversity that is one of the oldest and most beautiful communities in the San Gabriel Valley. It has remained an unincorporated area within Los Angeles County since 1887. Their Town Council is among the Fifth District’s most well developed and holds 16 members that are elected as an advisory body that assists resident’s needs with public agencies, the Supervisor of the Fifth District, and official representative on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
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Queen Anne House, L.A. Arboretum, Arcadia Painted by John Evans.
Arcadia, CA real estate and homes for saleArcadia is home to one the wealthiest communities in the San Gabriel Valley. Located just northeast of downtown Los Angeles, this city holds the title as one of the premier places to raise children as featured in Bloomberg Business 2010. With the charming greenery of the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, the prosperous Santa Anita Race Track, the popular regional Westfield Santa Anita Mall, and a population that consists of 56,000 residents living within an area of 11.2 square miles, Arcadia is definitely considered a jewel among Southern California communities.
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Painted by John Evans.
Bradbury is a small rural suburbia located directly below the Angeles National Forest and bordered by the towns of Monrovia and Duarte. While not as well-known as Beverly Hills, Bradbury is home to a variety of premier estates and Bradbury continues to hold many accolades even in Forbes Magazine, as one of the most “Expensive Zip Codes in America”. According to the 2010 United States Census, Bradbury has a population of 1,057 residents. Bradbury is within the Duarte Unified School District. However, many residents choose to send their children to private schools in the area. Bradbury is an independent and prominent area, filled with agriculture and elegance stretching along a 2.0 square mile radius. The city of Bradbury is full of grasslands and open space that accompanies two gated districts–the Bradbury Estates, and Woodlyn Lane. Both these districts attract many profile residents such as athletes, scientist, business tycoons, and even a prince of Saudi Arabia. With the median home price ranging from $946,000 to $4,276,462, Bradbury is ideal for a personal getaway from the fast pace of Los Angeles without ever leaving the San Gabriel Valley.
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Brand Library Painted by John Evans.
Glendale is the third-largest city in Los Angeles County and the 22nd largest city in the state of California. According to the 2010 United States Census Bureau, the population of the city is 191,719 and area of 30.7 square miles. Located nine miles north of downtown Los Angeles, Glendale is part of two large valleys, the San Fernando and the San Gabriel. The city offers wide neighborhood choices, from a lively downtown area that is the home of the world-famous Alex Theatre and one of Southern California’s largest retail shopping mall, Glendale Galleria to quiet, tree-lined neighborhoods that gives a feeling of a small town suburban living.
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Descanso Japanease Garden in La Canada Flintridge Painted by John Evans.
Along decorative streets and glamorous estates displaying charm and elegance, La Canada Flintridge, located in the far west of the San Gabriel Valley, is a small and opulent city that consists of 20,000 upper class residents in an 8.6 square mile area. La Canada is most recognized for being the home of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as well as Descanso Gardens, a 165-acre botanical garden. The city is also notable for its distinguished and well renowned school system.
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Monrovia Public Library Painted by John Evans.
Monrovia is one of the oldest cities in Los Angeles County, with a population of about 36,600 residents and an area of 13.7 square miles, according to the 2010 United States Census Bureau. Located in the highly populous and thriving area of Los Angeles county, Monrovia offers so much to those interested in cultural and historical heritage. Since 1915, the city has remained a premier location for commercials, movies, and TV shows. It is also well known for its Old Town, which includes an assortment of retail, industry, business and manufacturing. Every week, Monrovia features its own popular farmers market that attracts residents from all across Los Angeles.
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Pasadena City Hall Painted by John Evans.
Pasadena is the ninth-largest city in Los Angeles County, with the population of 137,122 and area of 23.1 square miles, according to the 2010 United States Census Bureau. Located ten miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, this urban city is one of the primary cultural centers of the San Gabriel Valley. It is a warm welcoming city for both visitors and residents with tons of shops, restaurants, and entertainment that are easily accessed by walking or driving.
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San Gabriel Mission Playhouse Painted by John Evans.
According to the 2010 United States Census Bureau, San Gabriel has a population of 39,718 with a total area of 4.1 square miles. San Gabriel dates back to 1771 and is often called the “Birthplace” of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The city benefits from a diverse community filled with rich history and is dedicated to preserving the culture, vision and ideals of the different heritages. It is full of Asian, European, and North American culture and is known for the wide variety of ethnic restaurants, cafes, shops, markets, and historical landmarks. The most famous historical landmark in the city is the Mission San Gabriel Archangel, “Pride of the California Missions”, fourth of the 21 California missions. The Mission Playhouse is located at the center of the historic Mission District, and holds a wide variety of dance, music and theatre art performances, movie screenings and graduations. This city is also home of the San Gabriel Country Club, established in 1904 on fertile land which was part of the San Gabriel historic Mission. It is now the oldest golf club in Los Angeles and Orange counties and one of the most respected golf clubs in Southern California.
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Old Mill in San Marino Painted by John Evans.
San Marino is a city located in the San Gabriel Valley. This city was designed specifically for the community to be unique and charming with luxurious properties and lavish residencies. According to 2010 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 13,147. It is home to Lacy Park, an elegant area of greenery that has inspired the community for sixty years, Huntington Library which houses art collections and historical documents, The Neoclassical–Palladian mansion and the surrounding botanical gardens. San Marino is also one of the top performing school district in California, as well as being a recipient of the California Distinguished School Award.
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Mary’s Market, Sierra Madre Painted by John Evans.
Sierra Madre is located in the Foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains below the southern edge of the Angeles National Forest with the cities of Pasadena and Altadena to the west. According to 2010 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 10,917 and the city encompasses around 3.01 square miles. This small, safe, and friendly city is one of the few cities that have fully been able to retain its village quality.
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Busters and The Gold Line, South Pasadena Painted by John Evans.
South Pasadena is a small and independent city located in the West San Gabriel Valley, lying south of the far larger city of Pasadena. According to 2010 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 25,619 with an area of 3.44 square miles. It is known for the streets that are lined with various species of native California trees and historic California Craftsman style homes that are a popular stand in for Midwestern and Northeastern towns in motion pictures and television production.
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For One Night Only… Temple City Band Stand Painted by John Evans.
Temple city is located in the West San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles County. The city has a population of 35,558 and area of 3.0 square miles, according to the 2010 United States Census Bureau. Temple City holds events such as the Camellia Festival with a purpose to encourage youngsters in the community to join established youth organizations and to participate in the affairs of their community. The annual Temple City Camellia Festival takes place the last weekend in February. Every week the Temple City Farmer’s Market is held on Sunday morning at the City Hall and Temple City Park parking lot. Temple City is known for its education. The State of California has designated each of the Temple City schools as a “distinguished school” at some point in time.