Alhambra has many charming historical homes of fine design and excellent workmanship, including such classic styles as Craftsman, Bungalow, Spanish Mediterranean, Spanish Colonial, Italian Beaux-Arts, and Arts & Crafts. Early advertising depicts Alhambra as an
elegant “City of Homes” in the heart of the famous San Gabriel Valley between Los Angeles and Pasadena. While that residential theme is still prevalent today, the city over the years has added a number of apartments, townhomes and condominiums, as well as mixed-use
residential/commercial buildings to meet the changing demographics and housing demand. Alhambra also has a large senior population with a variety of senior housing facilities that are both private and publicly supported, and offer a wide variety of services and amenities.