La Canada Flintridge Homes For Sale

La Canada Flintridge, California

One of the most affluent small communities in Los Angeles County, La Canada Flintridge sits as the base of the San Gabriel foothills at the beginning of the scenic Angeles Crest Highway. "La Canada" is Spanish for "canyon" or "gorge," and the city is nearly completely surrounded by elevated terrain, in keeping with its name. Many of the most desirable La Canada Flintridge homes sit on elevated parcels with sweeping views of the canyon, the San Rafael Hills, and the L.A. Basin beyond. 

Growth of La Canada

Although development has slowed in recent years as level land has become scarce in the city, dozens of new La Canada houses go up each year to replace older stock, attracting both families looking for permanent residential accommodations and landlords keen on investing in residential income property. The area's economy is driven by the technology sector, with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory located within the city limits, near the Pasadena border. Many rental La Canada homes are occupied by mobile yet affluent workers who come to the facility on a temporary basis and need a place to stay for the duration of their contracts.

History of La Canada Flintridge

As suggested by its name, the city is comprised of two formerly independent municipalities. Flintridge consisted of the land to the of Foothills Boulevard, including some elevated areas of the San Rafael Hills. To the north, La Canada stretched deep into the San Gabriel foothills. La Canada homes have always sold for a premium thanks to their sweeping views of much of the Los Angeles area, and multiple celebrities have owned property in the city's foothills over the years. After the two cities integrated in 1976, La Canada Flintridge homes began to appreciate rapidly in value thanks to the establishment of an award-winning school district that quickly became the envy of the entire San Gabriel foothills region.

Schools of La Canada 

Most La Canada houses are served by the La Canada Unified School District, which has earned numerous accolades over the past two decades. La Canada High School has earned two National Blue Ribbon School designations and is ranked fifth on U.S. News and World Report's list of the best public high schools in America. The local school district's excellence is a major factor in families' decisions to purchase La Canada Flintridge homes.

The city is also served by several private and parochial schools, each of which enrolls a disproportionate number of students from La Canada homes relative to other nearby cities. These include St. Francis High School and the Flintridge Preparatory School, which is recognized as one of the best private high schools in the country.

Historic Landmarks of La Canada Flintridge

New owners of La Canada houses are often surprised to learn how many historic landmarks can be found in their quiet, upscale city. Hahamongna Watershed Park, a major local attraction, is home to the nation's first frisbee golf course, while Descanso Gardens houses a world-renowed collection of flowering trees and shrubs. Call or e-mail today to learn about the unique opportunities that await anyone who purchases La Canada Flintridge homes!

Ann McLaughlin
Ann McLaughlin