Representing some of the finest living in California, La Canada Flintridge is accentuated by the San Gabriel Mountains. This area has the ability to uphold a small town atmosphere with shared family values even though its location is only 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles.
A Little History About La Canada Flintridge California
It is said that the earliest settlers were the Shoshonean about 2500 years ago. The recorded history starts when the Pope decided that anything west of the North Atlantic was property of Spain and anything east of the line belonged to Portugal.
In the 1820's the Mexican Revolution removed Spanish rule from California and became the property of Ingnacio Coronel. At that time it was named Rancho La Canada. After the Mexican war, Julio Verdugo a rancher, took over the area by trading what is now called Burbank.
It was very difficult for the first US settlers because of the difficult terrain. Once the rail road system was established in this area, many newcomers were able to arrive easily and buy low cost land to settle.
In 1875, Rancho La Canada was sold to two men from Michigan, Dr. Jacob Lanterman and Colonel Adolphus Williams. In 1881 these men were able to subdivide the land and develope a subdivision map with 46 1/4-mile wide lots. Because of the bad quality and lack of water, both the men sold the land to a Benjamin Briggs and his sister Maria Haskell. The area that they purchased was call La Crescenta.
In the early 1880s only twelve families occupied the area. By 1893, there were 53 houses in La Canada. In 1885 the school population reached the required fifteen the people decided to remove themselves from the old Sepulveda School District (Glendale) and form their own.
The development was similar between La Canada and La Crescenta even though they were isolated. The isolation of both communities from pasadena and its railroad was relieved when an iron bridge was built in 1893. This was able to allow the people to travel from city to city. The bridge also allowed tourists to go on excursions.
Between the late 1800s and early 1930s there was much developement made in all areas. There were approximately 1,500 people living in each community. Because of a horrendous fire on Mount Lukens and a heavy down pour causing flooding and mudslides, many homes and lives were lost and caused a great depression in the development in the communities. No more homes were being built during that time and many were sold off and very low cost.
In 1955, Frank Lanterman got Colorado River water into the area which allowed more people to live in the valley. It was then that La Canada changed from a ranging community to a residential community.
What kind of weather does La Canada Flintridge have? This city is known to have about 300 sunny days out of the year and an average temperature of about 64 degrees. The average rainfall consists of about 20 inches a year.
CURRENT LOCAL WEATHER
La Canada Flintridge's Neighborhoods
La Canada Flintridge provides tree-lined streets and rolling lawns on spacious estates while living in "glen between the hills". With only approximately 20,000 residents, this city's low-keyed lifestyle is centered around children and the community.
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Education and Libraries
La Canada Flintridge's public school system is consistently ranked in the top five percent of all California schools.
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
A full list of PUBLIC-PRIVATE AND PRESCHOOLS
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE LIBRARIES
Additional Information about La Canada Flintridge's Area
Official website for La Canada Flintridge
Newspaper - La Canada Valley Sun