Nestled between the San Gabriel Mountains to the northeast and the Verdugo Mountains and San Rafael Hills to the southwest is Crescenta Valley, a winsome region in southern California earning its name for the valley’s crescent-like shape. La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, Sparr Heights, Verdugo City and North Glendale comprise the cities and communities of Crescenta Valley, with each encompassing its own dynamic character.
Dating back to 1798 with the establishment of Don Jose Maria Verdugo’s 36,000-acre Rancho San Rafael, Crescenta Valley has developed into a prosperous California region home to excellent educational opportunities, acclaimed medical offerings, several leisurely parks and a well-manicured golf course, and a host of businesses, both large and small – among other significant features.
Stretching from the communities of Sunland and Tujunga to the City of La Cañada Flintridge, Crescenta Valley residents are provided a quiet, serene lifestyle in proximity to the vibrant, big-city amenities of downtown Los Angeles – a mere 14-mile drive. The area’s pleasant and attractive setting, coupled with the metropolitan conveniences of nearby freeways and major cities – not to mention its truly ideal climate – make it an attractive site for young professionals, families and a diverse array of businesses.
Welcome to Crescenta Valley – “The Balcony of Southern California.”