Duarte, Calif., is situated in Los Angeles County at the base of the San Antonio Mountains. It is conveniently located on Interstate 210 and has approximately 21,400 residents. Search for Duarte apartments for rent, and find a picturesque town with mountain views and close proximity to everything Los Angeles has to offer.
Duarte was first inhabited by Gabrielino Indians. In 1841, ex-Mexican Corporal Andres Duarte received 7,000 acres of land and named it "Rancho Azusa de Duarte." By the mid-1800s, he sold the land, and one of the purchasers started the first area school and laid out a section of the city's water lines. Soon after, pioneer families were drawn to the area for its mild climate and fertile soil. In the early 1900s two area hospitals were built, and by the mid 1950s, the city was incorporated.
Today, medical care is still an important factor to Duarte, and the city motto is "The City of Health." The city is home to one of the top cancer hospitals in the country, The City of Hope, and is less than 10 miles from three other medical centers. Duarte residents spend a lot of time outdoors in the numerous parks and all of the services offered through the Parks and Recreation Department, such as sports leagues, excursions and cultural events.
People who find apartments for rent in Duarte will get to take advantage of the city's breathtaking views and tight-knit community. Residents and visitors interested in the city's history can visit the Duarte Historical Museum. When people want to see more of California, they have several options nearby such as Bradbury, Monrovia, Mayflower Village and Los Angeles. They have their choice of many activities in the area including excursions at Exposition Park, shopping at Brea Mall and family-friendly attractions like the Kidspace Children's Museum.
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