Located on the western edge of the San Gabriel Valley, Alhambra is a quiet city of about 85,000 people with a predominantly Asian and Latino population. Settled by pioneers in the late 1800s and turned into orange groves, today this is a suburban community pocketed with historic areas.
There are a wide range of housing styles here, including Art Deco, Mid-century Modern, Craftsman, and Spanish. Most properties are single-family homes though you will find small apartment buildings with rental units.
Families are attracted by the many excellent elementary and high schools.
But be warned: residents complain about the awful traffic on the main roads, even on weekends.
Burbank: 15 miles / 25-60 minutes by car / 65-70 minutes by transit
Century City: 21.9 miles / 55-120 minutes by car / 90-100 minutes by transit
Downtown LA: 11.2 miles / 25-55 minutes by car / 45-50 minutes by transit
Santa Monica: 25 miles / 55-110 minutes by car / 95-110 minutes by transit
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