La Crescenta is a small foothill community comprised partly of northern Glendale and unincorporated Los Angeles. It is about 4.8 square miles in size with a hilly terrain and a population of about 30,000. Strategically located off the 210 freeway, La Crescenta has easy access to major towns and cities in the area, and is within 15 miles of downtown Los Angeles.
Founded by Dr. Benjamin Briggs in the late 1800's, La Crescenta was initially selected as an ideal location and climate in which to establish a health resort. The city gets its name from the natural crescent shape of the valley, between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Verdugo Hills, in which it is located.
La Crescenta is part of the Glendale Unified School District: there are 6 elementary schools, an award winning middle school, and several private and parochial schools. Crescenta Valley High School is one of the three comprehensive high schools within the Glendale School District and holds a tradition of excellence, which has been recognized at both the state and national levels.
The neighborhoods in La Crescenta are best described as suburban rural. There are few sidewalks and streetlights, as befits a community that was once a mountain retreat. Variations of the ranch style home are most prevalent with a smattering of La Crescenta Rock Homes and newer construction.
People often choose to live in La Crescenta because of the outstanding reputation of the local schools. Others appreciate the feeling of being out in the country, while still being in close proximity to the city, and the city's peaceful mountain views.
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