Home to about 50,000 people, Glendora, Calif., is located about 27 miles from downtown Los Angeles. This suburban city is situated at the base of the San Gabriel mountains and enjoys close proximity to regional highways, amenities, recreational opportunities and more. Those searching for Glendora apartments for rent will love the weather and vibe of this laid-back SoCal city.
Boasting one of the lowest crime rates in Los Angeles County, Glendora is both an attractive suburb and a family-friendly city. Numerous top-notch public and private schools are available for discerning parents: In 1994-95, Glendora students scored between 30 and 50 percent higher than the average California student. Kids, however, will be more enthralled by Glendora's beautiful and entertaining parks.
Founded in 1887, Glendora was originally the site of plentiful citrus production. The city was officially incorporated in 1911. Remaining an agricultural region until about the mid-1950s, Glendora long maintained a small-town way of life. By the mid-20th century, suburbanization of Los Angeles reshaped Glendora into a large-scale residential community. Today, the area is known for its proximity to Los Angeles and its high quality of life.
Unlike many SoCal cities, Glendora boasts a long history. The city's historic downtown and many architecturally significant buildings give the entire area a sense of charm. However, plentiful shopping and economic opportunities keep Glendora modern; the city is home to numerous retail shops corporate sites, including the headquarters of Rain Bird Sprinkler Manufacturing Company and the National Hot Rod Association.
The Glendora Historical Society operates the city's two main attractions: Its history museum and local castle. The history museum features a variety of historic artifacts, including home accents, farm equipment, office supplies and decorations. Glendora's historic castle was once home to the Rubel family, and tours of the castle are available for local enjoyment.
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