La Crescenta is a residential community offering nighttime rest, seclusion and quiet for families who make their livings in the roar of one of America's greatest cities. Bordered on the north by the Angeles National Forest, it is a community combining all the advantages of urban living and metropolitan convenience. The major thoroughfare is Foothill Blvd. One of the greatest assets of the area are its award-winning high schools: Clark Magnet and Crescenta Valley (California's Distinguished Schools and Blue Ribbon Schools). La Crescenta is great for peace and quiet, schools, being safe and sound, and being clean and green!
Montecito Park is a neighborhood of custom built homes in the 1920s and 1930s, historical Spanish Colonial Revival style homes and tree-shaded streets, Montecito Park is a hidden gem in Glendale and is a hilly neighborhood, filled with homes on wide streets that wind about the hillside, seeking out every nook where homes can be perched. Montecito Park offers residents both privacy and urban convenience. Consisting of all single-family homes, Montecito Park is extremely desired by those who want to be in the Crescenta Valley part of the Glendale School District.
Montrose is one of La Crescenta's most desired neighborhoods. It was founded on Washington’s Birthday in 1913 and has retained its charming “Main Street, USA” character while at the same time serving as the center of local commerce for the residents who call the Crescenta-Canada Valley their home. Given it's seclusion, the community has become a great location to get away from the noise, and dense population of communities further West. The leafy hilly residential lanes of the neighborhood offer an assortment of architectural styles from which to choose. In addition to its great schools, many residents are drawn to Montrose by its low crime rate. The neighborhood also has a very family feel, not only on Honolulu but also along Montrose that forms its northern border. It is a nice wide lane which is very walkable.
Verdugo Woodlands is a beautiful residential area in north-eastern Glendale that is nestled in a lush valley between the Verdugo Mountains on the west and the San Rafael Hills to the east. The Woodlands is named for and filled with a wonderful combination of trees including California Live Oak, Evergreen, Jacaranda, Sycamore, and Palm. It has a rich Spanish, Mexican and American history dating from 1784. The oldest existing structure, the Catalina Verdugo Adobe, was constructed around 1860.
Shopping and Dining
Come spend the day in Montrose and enjoy over 150 "one of a kind" shops, salons, and cafes! The Montrose Shopping Park Association was formed in 1968 for the primary purpose of representing the interests of the then newly-created Montrose Shopping Park. Since 1973, the Montrose Shopping Park Association has administrated the Business Improvement District known to most locals simply as “Montrose.”
The nearly 200 businesses located within the geographic boundaries of the shopping area assess themselves annually in order to promote the district with advertising, physical improvements, community service, public events and partnership with various community organizations.
To find out more, go to their website: http://shopmontrose.com