According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Azusa, Calif., was 46,361 in 2010. Located about 25 miles northeast of Los Angeles, Azusa is a family-focused and diverse residential community. Azusa is located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains on 9.13 square miles of beautiful land. Those searching for Azusa apartments for rent will enjoy the city's plentiful amenities.
Incorporated in 1898, Azusa is a historic city. The land that would eventually become Azusa was given to Luis Arenas by the Mexican government in 1841. The land eventually switched hands and became the property of Don Enrique Dalton, who built vineyards, distilleries, a smokehouse and a flour mill in the area. Dalton called his land Azusa Rancho. During California's gold rush, the area saw a dramatic population boom, and the U.S. government opened more of Azusa's land for homesteading purposes. After 24 years of litigation with the federal government, Dalton decided to sell his land to Jonathan S. Slauson, who helped the Azusa valley grow both economically and in terms of population. By 1898, Azusa's population had grown enough for it to be incorporated as a city.
Azusa residents enjoy a variety of recreational services. Youth and adult sports leagues give locals the chance to socialize, exercise and form community bonds, while party and picnic shelters allow for private parties and other special events. Azusa boasts 52 acres of park space for its residents and visitors to enjoy. Park locations like the Azusa Women's Club, Veterans Freedom Park, Pioneer Park, Northside Park and Memorial Park Recreation Center offer something for everyone.
Azusa residents enjoy a variety of community events, including run/walk events and family activities. The most popular annual event is the city's Golden Days celebration.
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