La Canada Real Estate

About La Canada Homes & Living

Just northeast of Los Angeles lies the vibrant Southern California City of La Canada. This city was founded in the mid-nineteenth century by Ignacio Coronel, a school teacher and former soldier in the Mexican Army., who had settled in the Los Angeles area. It was he who gave La Canada its name which means in Spanish – a glen between mountain ranges.

Originally an agricultural area, the changes to a suburban center began shortly after the turn of the century. In the early 1930s, a little test station called the Jet Propulsion Laboratory had its startup in La Canada. This company was soon to become a major employer, changing the area for all time, yet never affecting the relaxed lifestyle that remains a part of La Canada to the present day.

An outstanding attraction of the City of La Canada is the beautiful Descanso Gardens which are famed for its magnificent botanical features such as its nationally renowned Rose Garden, Live Oak Forest, numerous exhibits and Japanese Tea House.

La Canada boasts a public school system consistently ranked high among the country’s best and there are seven private schools as well as the Crestview Prep School.

Within an average thirty mile radius are several of California’s outstanding colleges such as the University of Southern California, California State University and El Camino College in Torrance. In the same average radius of thirty miles or less, a number of fine medical facilities can be found. These include the Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale, Brotman Medical Center located in Culver City and the St. Mary’s Medical Center in Long Beach.

Recreational activities are an important part of the La Canada lifestyle and city government has worked hard to maximize the city’s leisure activities opportunities.

A Joint Use Agreement with the La Canada Unified School District allows the city to operate and maintain tennis and basketball courts, sports fields and a skate park – all on school district-owned property – during non-school hours.

Several municipal parks provide open space, relaxation and play areas for children. Additionally, La Canada boasts several hiking and riding trails and increasing the trail system is a City Council priority.

Foot Hill Boulevard features many fine shops and restaurants, a multiplex movie theater and business offices. Outdoor activities popular with the residents of La Canada are riding clubs and hiking trails.

Visitors to the City of La Canada are invariably impressed by the small town atmosphere, tree-lined streets, and beautiful homes. Centered around children and community, La Canada’s lifestyle appeals to people of all ages.

The city’s sunny days that average 300 per year combined with its year-round temperatures in the mid-sixties and moderate rainfall of about 20 inches (which is just enough to keep things green), make La Canada an easy choice for anyone who loves the Southern California lifestyle.

Middle Tennessee, with Nashville as its anchor, has long been noted as the state’s center of government and the world’s center for Country Music. Excellent public and private education, no state income tax, an overall low property tax rate, a favorable workforce, along with Tennessee state government’s aggressive pursuit of businesses to relocate to the area, have led many national companies to call the Middle Tennessee home. Middle Tennessee is growing by leaps and bounds and Nashville Real Estate is booming.