About La Crescenta Homes & Living
La Crescenta is another of the beautiful and scenic foothill communities surrounding Los Angeles. The Spanish word for crescent is creciente and this is a possible origin of the city’s name.
From some sites with a clear view of the Valley, three crescents can be seen: One crescent can be seen in the southeast at the foot of the San Rafael Hills, another crescent is viewable at the foot of the Verdugo Hills in the southwest and the third Crescent to the north is at the foot of the Sierra Madre.
La Crescenta is a popular place to live in Southern California and is ideally situated for short commutes to the cities of Los Angeles, Hollywood, Pasadena, and Burbank.
St. Luke’s Church in La Crescenta is a place of scenic beauty and host to numerous year-round activities. The city features an artistically designed shopping center on Foothill Boulevard which is surrounded by palm trees and has a mountain backdrop.
A number of historic sites are located within twenty miles of La Crescenta:
* Andres Pico Adobe in Mission Hills is an adobe home dating from the early nineteenth century.
* San Fernando Mission founded by Franciscans in 1797.
* Gamble House – built in 1908 by David Gamble, a second generation member of the Procter and Gamble Company. The teak and mahogany home was deeded to the City of Pasadena in 1966.
* Whitley Heights Historic District: This District is listed on the United States Department of the Interior’s National Register of Historic Sites. Located in Hollywood, the District’s homes were constructed between 1918 and 1928 and housed many of Hollywood’s elite such as Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson, Judy Garland and the like. An interesting area to visit for motion picture fans.
This lovely city has mild year-round temperatures averaging from the mid-forties in winter to the mid-eighties in summer. Precipitation is highest in the winter months of January thru March and averages around five to six inches. Rainfall is negligible during the rest of the year – about one-half inch to an occasional inch.
La Crescenta residents and visitors alike enjoy the area’s natural beauty and the inviting hiking trails and parks.
The city offers a wide range of educational facilities as part of the Glendale Unified School District. For the youngsters, schools range from the usual kindergarten to high school plus there are seven private schools to meet parental preferences as well. Excellent colleges are within reasonable driving distance. Among them are California State and the University of Southern California. They are both within a radius of twenty-five to thirty miles.
Adjacent to La Crescenta is a number of hospitals and major medical centers which include the Verdugo Hospital in Glendale, St. Mary’s Memorial Center in Long Beach and Providence, St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank. All are but a short drive from La Crescenta.
Accessibility to quality health care, educational opportunities, and scenic beauty – all this and more makes the City of La Crescenta an ideal place to live.