Welcome to Our Neighborhood
The lovely city of Eagle Rock is bordered by the city of Glendale on the north and west, Highland Park on the southeast, Glassell Park on the southwest and the cities of Pasadena and South Pasadena on the east. The major thoroughfares include Eagle Rock Boulevard and Colorado Boulevard, with Figueroa Street along the eastern boundary. The Glendale and Ventura freeways run along the district’s western and northern edges.
Eagle Rock was recently noted as one of the top ten “hottest” housing markets in the nation!
Interesting tidbits about Eagle Rock:
The neighborhood is inhabited by a wide variety of ethnic and socioeconomic groups and the creative class. Over the past decade the Eagle Rock and neighboring Highland Park have been experiencing gentrification, and has become a favored housing area. Eagle Rock has been home many famous motion picture actors and actresses, along with writers and others involved in the industry. Young urban professionals, and those with families are drawn to the “small town” feel that Eagle Rock is noted for.
Eagle Rock has always been a popular filming location for many major motion picture studios. Especially with it’s close proximity to Hollywood and the studios. Some notable films have had scenes shot around this community, including Top Gun, Hunt for Red October, and a second-season episode of The O.C. Star Trek III was partially filmed on the campus of Occidental College. This campus also served as “California University” in the 1990s television series, Beverly Hills, 90210. Quentin Tarantino filmed parts of Reservoir Dogs here and in neighboring Highland Park. Other movies filmed almost entirely in Eagle Rock include; all of the exterior scenes of The Incredible Shrinking Woman starring Lily Tomlin, Record City with Ed Begley, Jr. was filmed in its entirety in a defunct auto paint shop, and The Unwed Father starring Timothy Bottoms had all of its exterior location shots filmed on the Eagle Rock High School campus. More recently, Avril Lavigne’s music video “Complicated” was mostly shot in the Eagle Rock Mall as well as some scenes from the popular TV show, Glee. One scene from 500 Days of Summer was also shot in one of the streets intersecting Hill Drive. Sons of Anarchy, a currently popular show, has been sighted filming scenes at the Italian Bakery, located on Colorado Boulevard.
Some of the architecture of Eagle Rock has been featured as well; a house on the 5200 block of Shearin Avenue was used during the 1984 filming of Teen Wolf, starring Michael J. Fox, and a house on the 4900 block of College View Avenue was used during the 1975 filming of The Day of the Locust, starring Donald Sutherland.
Ben Affleck, a former Occidental College student, lived on Hill Drive with then-roommate and co-writer Matt Damon while they wrote the script for Good Will Hunting, which would go on to win them a Best Original Screenplay Academy Award.
Eagle Rock is the site of Occidental College, more recently brought into the public eye when it was revealed that our current president attended school there. Interestingly, Occidental College, was first established in Boyle Heights in 1887 but a fire destroyed its original site in 1896; from there the college moved to Highland Park and then to Eagle Rock in 1914. The campus was designed by architect Myron Hunt.
Eagle Rock Elementary School
Dahlia Heights Elementary
Rockdale Elementary School
Toland Way Elementary School
Eagle Rock High School (also serves as a middle school)
Renaissance Arts Academy
St. Dominics Catholic Elementary
Fushion Academy (Charter)
*Informational – not necessarily a complete list.
Full of life with an interesting and varied cultural history, Echo Park is a wonderful, diverse area of Los Angeles.
Sharing borders with Elysian Park and our famous Dodger’s Stadium, as well as it’s close proximity to Chinatown and Olvera Street, Echo Park’s history is rich with artistic and multicultural diversity. Many people of different cultures have called this area home.
Interesting facts about Echo Park include:
Echo Park began to be a popular place of residence in and around the 1890s, when the Los Angeles street car line was extended. By this time, City of Los Angeles had begun to turn the land immediately surrounding the lake into a park, and individuals started to establish businesses and residences along Sunset and around the lake.
In Northern Echo Park, in an area once known as Edendale, most ofthe silent films made during theearly years of film, were made in one of the studios housed on what is now Glendale Boulevard.
As well as being culturally diverse, Echo Park has been home to a wide variety of social strata. Historically, and even to this day, it is home to to wealthy business people, families, artists and free-thinkers.
Along with its close proximity to Downtown Los Angeles, Echo Park has several historic “claim to fame”. Among these are its very popular lake and more than two dozen stairways in and among the hillsides of the area. Many are public walkways and have been/are critical to residents residing in Echo Park. Echo Parks hilly topography makes these stairways very practical. One in particular to note is the Baxter Stairway: Climbing the more than 230 steps will leave you in awe or in cardiac arrest. The top of the stairs is across the street from Elysian Park and its many walking trails. Located on Baxter Street, three blocks east of Echo Park Ave. Baxter Street has been noted as one of, if not the, steepest street in Los Angeles.
Elysian Heights Elementary
Clifford Street Elementary
Mayberry Street Elementary
Logan Street Elementary
Golden West Christian
*Informational – not necessarily a complete list.
Some notable residents
of Echo Park include:
Jackson Browne, Musician
Leonardo DiCaprio, Actor
Glenn Frey, Musician
Marilyn Horne, Soprano
John Huston, Film Director
Paul Landacre, Artist
Shia LaBeouf, Actor
Henry Jay Lewis, Musical Conductor
Edward Middleton Manigault, Painter
Steve McQueen, Actor, lived on Vestal Street in 1955
Art Pepper, Jazz Musician
Leo Politi, Artist and Illustrator
Jackson Pollock, Artist
Elliott Smith, Musician, Singer, Songwriter
J. D. Souther, Musician
Glassell Park is surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles, specifically Los Angeles, Glendale, Eagle Rock, and Mount Washington/Cypress Park. Glassell Park is located in a relatively hilly region of Los Angeles. These hills often provide spectacular views.
Some historical and interesting information:
Glassell Park was originally part of Rancho San Rafael, granted in 1784 to Spanish army corporal José María Verdugo. Attorney Andrew Glassell received part of Rancho San Rafael from the lawsuit known as the Great Partition of 1871. Glassell eventually settled in the area with his family, for whom many streets, including Toland Way, Drew, Andrita and Marguarite Streets are named.
The development of Glassell Park began in the early 20th Century, as subdivisions between Verdugo and San Fernando Roads began to be sold in 1907. In 1912, the city of Los Angeles annexed most of Glassell Park, annexing the remainder in 1916. The Glassell family subdivided their land, selling off what is now Forest Lawn Memorial Park during the Great Depression. The growing neighborhood was served by a line of the Los Angeles Railway, which traveled in the median of Eagle Rock Boulevard towards Eagle Rock. Today, Glassell Park is rediscovering its history from the Verdugo era. Glassell Park also hosts the historical road of trade between the Verdugo Rancho and the fledging Pueblo of Los Angeles. This road is called Verdugo Road, which historically met up with San Fernando Road.
Today Glassell Park is home to people of many cultures and backgrounds. The neighborhood has been significantly affected by the Southern California real estate boom that began in the early 2000s. An influx of families have moved into the neighborhood, attracted by the abundance of Craftsman homes and relatively low prices. Over the past decade Glassell Park and neighboring Eagle Rock have been experiencing gentrification, as many people have moved from nearby neighborhoods such as Los Feliz and Silver Lake.
Glassell Park Elementary School
Fletcher Drive Elementary School
Washington Irving Middle School
Celerity Octavia Charter School (K-8)
Santa Rosa Charter Academy (SRCA)
Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts (LFCSA)
Charter Elementary School
*Informational – not necessarily a complete list.
Highland Park, one of the oldest settled areas of Los Angeles, is a hilly neighborhood located along the Arroyo Seco. It is situated within what was once Rancho San Rafael of the Spanish / Mexican era. Its boundaries are roughly the Pasadena Freeway on the southeast, the city limits of Pasadena on the northeast, Oak Grove Drive on the north, and Avenue 51 on the west.
Highland Park is also one of the most scenic areas of Los Angeles, due to its architecture and location between the Mt. Washington hills, the San Rafael hills and the Monterey Hills of Los Angeles, California. It has sprawling parks, including the Arroyo Seco Park and the Ernest E. Debs Regional Park. The Southwest Museum, with one of the largest and most significant collections of Native American artifacts in the country, is located in adjacent Mt. Washington. The light rail Metro Gold Line travels from East Los Angeles Atlantic Station through Union Station to Pasadena, traversing all of Highland Park.
Highland Park has experienced many highs and lows during its first 100 years, most recently enjoying a Renaissance. After the Mexican-American War ended in 1848, California became part of the United States and Rancho San Rafael was subdivided, creating the neighborhood of Highland Park. In the early 20th century, Highland Park and neighboring Pasadena became havens for artists and intellectuals who led the Arts and Crafts movement.
Starting in the early 2000s, a diverse mix of people began arrived to Highland Park to seek out, buy, and revitalize Craftsman homes, some which had suffered neglect over the decades. Many of Highland Park’s oldest homes were razed during the 1950s and 1960s. One architecturally significant home made its way to Heritage Square Museum, thanks to the efforts of local activists dedicated to saving Victorian homes scheduled for demolition. Like Echo Park and Eagle Rock, Highland Park has steadily seen some gentrification. People from across the region have been attracted to the historic Craftsman homes that escaped demolition. It has become increasingly popular among people who value the walkable urban lifestyle afforded by the older style of neighborhood.
Once again, Highland Park is building a reputation as a mecca for artists, with trendy shops, galleries, bars and restaurants opening throughout the neighborhood. The continuation of several long-time businesses lend credibility to the neighborhood’s charming status.
Interestingly, because of the picturesque neighborhoods in and around Highland Park, many movies are filmed here. The short list:
Reservoir Dogs – shot largely in Highland Park
Cutter’s Way – starring Jeff Bridges was filmed, for the most part, on Aldama Street.
La Bamba – filmed at the VFW hall on Avenue 53 for dance hall scene.
The Lincoln Lawyer – location for the bar The York on York, starring Matthew McConaughey, William H. Macy and Marisa Tomei
Supernatural (tv series) – a scene in the pilot episode featured the Highland Park Theater on Figueroa Street
Gangster Squad – In early 2012 the entire Highland Park downtown area along Figueroa Street was redone to look like post-WWII-era Los Angeles for the film, starring Ryan Gosling and Sean Penn.
Tuff Turf – starring James Spader was shot in Highland Park
Up in Smoke starring Cheech and Chong.
10-8: Officers on Duty
Karate Kid III – scenes of Mr. Miyagi’s store were filmed at the corner of Ave 50 and Marmion Way
Fletch (film) – Chase scenes were filmed on Avenue 51 and York Boulevard
My Family (film) starring Jimmy Smits has him dancing in the street on Avenue 50 and Granada Avenue
In addition, many television and features films have used the old Los Angeles Police Department building on the 6000 block of York Boulevard.
Bushnell Way Elementary
San Pascual Elementary
Toland Way Elementary
Monte Vista Elementary
Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet School
Saint Ignatius of Loyola
*Informational – not necessarily a complete list.
La Cresenta Montrose
The unincorporated part encompasses those parts of the Crescenta Valley and northwestern San Rafael Hills not in the cities of Glendale or La Cañada Flintridge. Only a small portion of Montrose is unincorporated, the vast majority of it lies within the City of Glendale. Both the unincorporated area and the portion of incorporated Glendale north of Montrose are collectively called La Crescenta-Montrose.
'La Crescenta-Montrose is bordered on the north by the Angeles National Forest, on the east by La Cañada Flintridge, on the south by Glendale, and the northwest by Tujunga. The Foothill Freeway runs through the southern portion of the area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the La Crescenta-Montrose area measures about 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2). The population was 19,653 at the 2010 census, up from 18,532 in the 2000 census.
Mount Washington is roughly located in an area defined by Division Street on the west, El Paso Drive and Avenue 50 on the northeast, Marmion Way on the southeast, and Isabel Street on the southwest. It is considered of many beautiful neighborhoods in northeast Los Angeles. Mount Washington’s hills provide mounds of green and parts of the neighborhood provide views of downtown Los Angeles, the San Gabriel mountains, tranquil canyons, hillsides, and valleys. Neighboring cities include Glassell Park, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Montecito Heights and Cypress Park. On a clear day, many areas have a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean.
Hilly, green and private, and home to the Native American Southwest Museum, Mount Washington was founded in 1909 as a subdivision laid out by real estate developer Robert Marsh. Marsh built the Mount Washington Hotel at the summit of Mount Washington, and the Los Angeles and Mount Washington Railway Company was soon established as a funicular railway up the hill as an alternative to constructing roads up the area’s steep hillsides. The railway operated until January 1919.
Mount Washington was, in the past, generally considered one of the most affluent areas of the East Side, although in recent years, many homebuyers have become attracted to the area as a relatively affordable alternative to the Westside. It is one of the few neighborhoods in metro Los Angeles that still has significant numbers of trees and wildlife.
Please note that for the most part,
Mount Washington student attend school in other cities.
Mount Washington Elementary
*Informational – not necessarily a complete list.
Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. As of 2013, the estimated population of Pasadena was 139,731, making it the 183rd-largest city in the United States. Pasadena is the ninth-largest city in Los Angeles County. Pasadena was incorporated on June 19, 1886, becoming only the second city to be incorporated in what is now Los Angeles County, after Los Angeles (April 4, 1850). It is one of the primary cultural centers of the San Gabriel Valley.
The city is known for hosting the annual Rose Bowl football game and Tournament of Roses Parade. In addition, Pasadena is also home to many scientific and cultural institutions, including the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Fuller Theological Seminary, Art Center College of Design, the Pasadena Playhouse, the Norton Simon Museum of Art and the Pacific Asia Museum.
Located in the foothiils of the San Gabriel Valley, Sierra Madre is known as "Wisteria City" and its city seal is decorated with a drawing of the now widely known 500-foot vine. It is also called the "Village of the Foothills" and was an All-America City in 2007. The city is also home to the only remaining volunteer fire department in the Greater Los Angeles area and has no traffic signals within its town limits.
Downtown Sierra Madre has small restaurants and shops, featuring a historic company that produces gourmet olives, jams, and syrups, E. Waldo Ward and Son.
The town also hosts a locally famous Independence Day parade and three days of festivities each year. Residents like to call it a "Star Spangled Weekend." Concerts, food and game booths and the ubiquitous Beer booth are all a part of the firework-free weekend.
Sierra Madre is also known for its annual Wistaria Festival, which celebrates its 1-acre Chinese wisteria vine. The plant was named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest flowering plant and one of the seven horticultural wonders of the world. The annual festival is the one day a year the vine on private property can be viewed. The city's more than 500-foot long Wisteria Vine, was purchased in 1894 by Mrs. William (Alice) Brugman from the old Wilson nursery, in Monrovia, for seventy-five cents. Over time, the vine, with its lavender flowers, grew so large that it crushed the house. Now the vine spans two back yards in the 500 block of North Hermosa Avenue. The vine measures more than 1 acre in size and weighs 250 tons.
On January 1, 1917, Sierra Madre made its first entry in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses parade. Since 1954, the year it was founded, the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association has organized the volunteers that decorate the self made Tournament of Roses floats every year, and receives no funds from the city. In 2010, the Sierra Madre Rose Float Association and float designer Charles Meier won their fourth award in a row, the "Lathrop K. Leishman Award" for Most Beautiful Non-Commercial Float.
Sierra Madre's "JailHouse Inn" is located in the Historic City Hall, and its "suite" is actually located at the genuine old jail. There is only one cell, so it can only "incarcerate" just one or two people per night. It is about 200 square feet and is regarded as the smallest, and perhaps most unique, bed & breakfast in the United States.
Sierra Madre School
Alverno High School
Bethany Christian School
The Gooden School
Saint Rita School
Wistaria Festival (March)
Huck Finn Fishing Derby (March)
Art Fair (May)
Mount Wilson Trail Race (Memorial Day Weekend)
4th of July Festivities (July)
Dickens' Village (November)
Meaning of city name: Spanish for "Mother Range" or "Mother Mountain".
Sierra Madre was named an All-America City by the National Civic League in 2007.
Since 1910 Sierra Madre has been a frequent filming location. Sites around town have turned up in movies such as "The Great Man's Lady", "Invasion of the Body Snatchers", "Family Plot", "The Wedding Singer", "K-Pax", "The Princess Diaries", and "Kicking & Screaming".
The Sierra Madre Public Library is the fourth oldest city library in Los Angeles County.
Sierra Madre is home of the world's largest wistaria vine. It purchased by Alice Brugman in April 1894.
Sierra Madre possesses the only volunteer fire department in the Los Angeles Area.
Sierra Madre was the first city police department in Los Angeles County to have a female Police Chief.
Silver Lake is a residential and commercial neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California, built around a city reservoir which gives the district its name. The "Silver" in Silver Lake is not because of the water's color, but named for the local engineer who built the reservoir. It is known for its restaurants and clubs, and many notable people have made their homes there. The neighborhood has three public and four private schools.
Silver Lake is flanked on the northeast by Atwater Village and Elysian Valley, on the southeast by Echo Park, on the southwest by Westlake, on the west by East Hollywood and on the northwest by Los Feliz.
Street and other boundaries are: the Los Angeles River between Glendale Boulevard and Fletcher Drive and Riverside Drive on the northeast, the Glendale Freeway on the east, Effie Street, Coronado Street, Berkeley Avenue and Fletcher Drive on the southeast, the Hollywood Freeway on the south, Hoover Street on the west and Fountain Avenue and Hyperion Avenue on the northwest. The prime real estate around the lake is known by realtors as the "Moreno Highlands."
The Silver Lake neighborhood council has mapped the boundaries of its council region.
The schools within Silver Lake are as follows:
- Allesandro Elementary School, public K–5
- ASA Silver Lake School, private K–10
- Ivanhoe Elementary School, public K–5
- Kids' World School, private K–12
- Micheltorena Street Elementary School, public K–6
- St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School, parochial K–8
- St. Teresa of Avila Elementary School, parochial K–8
The Silver Lake District is also served by the Silver Lake Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. It is located in northeastern Silver Lake between the reservoir and the I-5 freeway.
South Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 25,619, up from 24,292 at the 2000 census. It is located in the West San Gabriel Valley. It is 3.42 square miles in area and lies between the much larger City of Pasadena, of which it was once a part, and the metropolis of Los Angeles. South Pasadena is the oldest self-builder of floats in the historic Tournament of Roses Parade.
South Pasadena is located at the western end of the San Gabriel Valley, north of the San Rafael Hills, east of the Arroyo Seco seasonal river, and south of the separate city of Pasadena, California. Adjacent cities are Los Angeles to the west and south, Pasadena to the north, San Marino to the east, and Alhambra to the southeast. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city's total area of 3.42 square miles (8.9 km2), is virtually all land.
- Monterey Hills Elementary
- Marengo Elementary
- Arroyo Vista Elementary
- South Pasadena Middle School
- South Pasadena High School
Los Feliz is an affluent hillside neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California, abutting Hollywood and encompassing part of the Santa Monica Mountains. It is noted for its expensive historic homes and celebrity inhabitants.
The neighborhood is named after its colonial Spanish-Mexican land grantee, José Vicente Feliz, and, along with present-day Griffith Park, makes up the original Rancho Los Feliz land concession.
Los Feliz encompasses several smaller but distinct areas, including the Los Feliz Hills and Los Feliz Estates (north of Los Feliz Boulevard), Laughlin Park, Los Feliz Village, Los Feliz Square, Los Feliz Knolls, and Franklin Hills.
According to the Mapping L.A. project of the Los Angeles Times, Los Feliz is part of Central Los Angeles. It is flanked on the north by Griffith Park, on the northeast by Atwater Village, on the southeast by Silver Lake, on the south by East Hollywood, and on the northwest by Hollywood and Hollywood Hills.
Its boundaries are the Griffith Park line between Fern Dell Drive and Riverside Drive on the north; the Los Angeles River on the east; Hyperion Avenue and Griffith Park Boulevard on the southeast; Fountain Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard on the south; and Western Avenue, Los Feliz Boulevard, and Fern Dell Drive on the west and northwest.
Forty-two percent of Los Feliz residents aged 25 and older had earned a four-year degree in 2000, a high figure for the city.
The schools within Los Feliz are as follows:
- John Marshall Senior High School, LAUSD
- Franklin Avenue Elementary School, LAUSD
- Los Feliz Elementary School, LAUSD
- Thomas Starr King Middle School, LAUSD
- Lycée International de Los Angeles Los Feliz campus, private elementary
Montecito Heights is a small district in Northeast Los Angeles formerly known as an original East Los Angeles area of Los Angeles, California. The 2000 population is estimated at 16,768.
Montecito Heights' boundaries are roughly the Pasadena Freeway (SR 110) or the Arroyo Seco on the northwest, Pasadena Avenue on the west, Avenue 39 to the south, Huntington Drive to the southeast, and Monterey Road to the east. Neighboring districts include Monterey Hills on the northeast, El Sereno on the southeast, Lincoln Heights on the southwest, Mount Washington on the northwest, and Highland Park on the north. Owing to the rugged terrain, no major thoroughfares run through the area. The district is largely in ZIP code 90031.
Central to just about everything and known by the residents as the 'Wilderness in the City' Montecito Heights sits atop the Monterey Hills that divide the Los Angeles Basin from the San Gabriel Valley. Montecito Heights is a relatively isolated area of greenery and trendy resident home restorers. Some of the city's most spectacular views are available on the district's hills. Along with neighboring Highland Park and Pasadena, it is one of the historic centers of the Arts and Crafts movement.
- Ernest E. Debs Regional Park
- Heritage Square Museum
- Audubon Center
- Lummis House
Downtown Los Angeles is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, as well as a diverse residential neighborhood of some 50,000 people. A 2013 study found that the district is home to over 500,000 jobs.
A heritage of the city's founding in 1781, Downtown Los Angeles today is composed of different areas ranging from a fashion district to a skid row, and it is the hub of the city's Metro rapid transit system. Banks,department stores and movie palaces at one time drew residents and visitors into the area, but the district declined economically and suffered a downturn for decades until its recent renaissance starting in the early 2000s: Old buildings are being modified for new uses, and skyscrapers have been built. Downtown Los Angeles is known for its government buildings, parks, theaters and other public places.
Downtown Los Angeles is flanked by Echo Park to the north and northwest, Chinatown to the northeast, Boyle Heights to the east, Vernon to the south, Historic South Central and University Park to the southwest and Pico-Union and Westlake to the west.
Downtown is bounded on the northeast by Cesar Chavez Avenue, on the east by the Los Angeles River, on the south by the Los Angeles city line with Vernon, on the southwest by East Washington Boulevard and on the west by the 110 Freeway or Beaudry Avenue, including the entire Four Level Interchange with Highway 101.
Parks and Open Space:
- Biddy Mason Park
- Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels meditation garden and olive garden (park)
- Grand Park
- La Placita Olvera
- Maguire Gardens
- Pershing Square
- Los Angeles City Hall South Lawn
- Los Angeles Police Department's Police Administration Building South Lawn
- Los Angeles State Historic Park
- Los Angeles Union Station gardens
- Walt Disney Concert Hall Community Park
- The Water Court at California Plaza, an outdoor performance and dining space with water features, fountains, shaded seating areas and an amphitheater.
- Japanese Garden and plaza at the Little Tokyo Cultural and Community Center Plaza
- Japanese Garden at the Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens
- Garden at Bank of America Plaza
- Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts, LAUSD high school
- Downtown Business High School, LAUSD alternative
- California Academy for Liberal Studies Early College High School, LAUSD charter
- Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School, LAUSD charter
- Abram Friedman Occupational School, LAUSD adult education
- Metropolitan Continuation School, LAUSD
- Para Los Ninos Middle School, LAUSD charter
- Jardin de la Infancia, LAUSD charter elementary
- Saint Malachy Catholic Elementary School, private
- Tri-C Community Day School, LAUSD
- City of Angels, LAUSD alternative school
- San Pedro Street Elementary School, LAUSD
- Saint Turibius Elementary School, private
- American University Preparatory School, private
Alhambra is a city located in the western San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County, California, United States, approximately eight miles from the Downtown Los Angeles civic center. It was incorporated on July 11, 1903. As of the 2010 census, the population was 83,089.
- Alhambra Place Shopping Center (Main Street and Garfield Avenue)
- Almansor Park
- Dupuy's Pyrenees Castle (Grandview Drive)
- Edwards Stadium Cinemas (Edwards Alhambra Renaissance Stadium 14 and IMAX)
- Fosselman's Ice Cream - An old fashioned ice cream shop
- Garfield Theatre (Valley Boulevard and Garfield Avenue), originally the Valley Grand Building
- Gateway Plaza Monument (Valley Boulevard and Fremont Avenue)
- Granada Park
- Ramona Convent
- Renaissance Plaza (Main Street and Garfield Avenue)
- The Hat sign (Valley Boulevard and Garfield Avenue)
- Twohey's Restaurant sign (Huntington Drive and Atlantic Boulevard)
- Wing Lung Bank, Los Angeles Branch building has the largest glass tile mural in North America until 2008
Alhambra is home to the Los Angeles campus of Platt College, the Alhambra branch of Everest College (formerly Bryman), and the Los Angeles Campus of Alliant International University.
Alhambra is home to the University of Southern California's Health Sciences Alhambra campus, site of the university's Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research (IPR), and its master's degree program in public health.