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La Canada Flintridge, California is a small city with a small town community environment. The city is considered one of the more upper crust cities in Los Angeles county. With its vast homes and spacious, tree-lined streets, this city is a beautiful place to visit and to live. This grand city is only twenty minutes from downtown Los Angeles and is considered one of the premier communities in the area. The small community of La Canada Flintridge is one that seems to thrive on families and children. The 20,000 plus residents provide a sense of community involvement, making this a great place to raise children and foster families.

La Canada Flintridge's Main Attractions

The Chilao Recreation area is a great spot for those who like to go into the wild and embrace a camping experience. The camping area has three loops and spaces are filled on a first come first served basis. With a Silver Moccasin Trail for adventure and the low price of only $12 per vehicle, this is a great attraction for families who are visiting the area or just want to get away from it all.

The Descanso Gardens is also a beautiful attraction in the town of La Canada Flintridge. The beautiful gardens are full of all types of flowers and fountains. The 160 acre garden provides constant plants and woodlands of beauty and seasonal displays throughout the year. This provides a relaxing destination for visitors from all over the world. The gardens specialize in the beautiful Camellias and have been around since the 1930s.

The Mount Wilson Observatory is home to some of the best astronomical viewing in America. Its high elevation provides unmatched viewing potential for the stars and planets. The observatory is home to two telescopes: the Hale telescope and the Hooker telescope, which was the largest telescope in the world up until the year 1948. This is one of the most famous and well-respected observatories in America.

Home to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

History of La Canada Flintridge

This area was once known as Rancho La Canada in the Spanish era. The original owner of the valley was a Mexican teacher named Ignacio Coronel. Around 2976, La Canada was incorporated and the once separated areas were joined into one. This city has the longest city name in California. Officials in the city purposely did not hyphenate the city name to announce its unity.

* The land was given to a Mexican school teacher named Ignacio Coronel. He named the valley Rancho La Canada.

* The school systems in the area are rated as some of the best in California and are in the top 5%.

* La Canada Flintridge is only 20 minutes from the large city of Los Angeles. 

* La Canada Flintridge is home to a community center and a YMCA. There is also a movie theater and a library in the town.

* The city became incorporated on November 30, 1976. 

* The city of La Canada Flintridge provides a free shuttle bus service for its residents.

 * There are approximately 7,000 residences in La Canada Flintridge.

 * This small community has a median income range of $109,989.

 * In 2010 this city was rated by Forbes magazine as being the 143rd most expensive city living in America.

 * The climate consists of mild winters and hot summers, the same climate that is typical of all Southern California cities.

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4455 ROCKLAND Place Unit #1, La Canada Flintridge CA 91011

$449,000

4455 ROCKLAND Place Unit #1, La Canada Flintridge

Here is a wonderful opportunity to buy something affordable in the city of La Canada. Townhomes in this development rarely come on the market. Sunset Ridge is a complex o...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 214026693
  • Bldg. Not Applicable-634

4341 BEL AIRE Drive, La Canada Flintridge CA 91011

$1,800,000

4341 BEL AIRE Drive, La Canada Flintridge

Custom built in 2007,this house offers impeccable attention to detail throughout including Crown molding, baseboards, recessed lighting, hardwood floors and abundant stor...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS 214027279

1225 FLANDERS Road, La Canada Flintridge CA 91011

$1,249,000

1225 FLANDERS Road, La Canada Flintridge

Located in the popular La Canada Elementary school neighborhood, this wonderful 4 bedroom 3 bathroom home has been tastefully remodeled throughout. The convenient floor p...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 214027289

5663 BRAMBLEWOOD Road, La Canada Flintridge CA 91011

$1,360,000

5663 BRAMBLEWOOD Road, La Canada Flintridge

Tax rolls show 2453 sq.ft. but Rest Floor Plans show 2661 sq.ft. Wonderful family home! Set on a quiet cul-de-sac, this charming, one story home is located in the peacefu...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 214027243

5532 OCEAN VIEW Boulevard, La Canada Flintridge CA 91011

$799,000

5532 OCEAN VIEW Boulevard, La Canada Flintridge

This wonderful house is nestled in La Canada-Flintridge Paradise Valley! Walk into a lovely foyer with wood floors. The open floor plan makes a congregating area for th...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 214027070

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