January 13, 2021
By Laurie Fahey
History & Fun Facts
Azusa is a city in the San Gabriel Valley, at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles County, California, United States, located 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
Azusa is bordered by the San Gabriel Mountains range to the north, Irwindale to the west, the unincorporated community of Vincent to the southwest, Glendora and the unincorporated community of Citrus to the east, and Covina to the south. The A on the San Gabriel Mountains represents the city of Azusa and can be seen within a 30-mile radius.
Azusa stands for everything from A to Z in the U.S.A.” has been a phrase used to promote the city by organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce for many years. The place name “Azusa” dates to the Mexican Alta California era in the 19th century when Azusa was used to refer to the San Gabriel Valley and the San Gabriel River. It appears to have been derived from the Tongva place name Asuksagna. The area was part of the Tongva peoples’ (Gabrieleño Indians) homeland since at least 55 BC.
Azusa has 16 schools from (pre-school through high school), of which 1 is private and 15 are public.
Public School Ratings
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Schools with highest ratings:
Victor F. Hodge Elementary: 5
Paramount Elementary: 5
Charles H. Lee Elementary: 5
Center Middle: 4
Azusa High: 5
Azusa population is reported to be 49,029 on 2010 census with a median age of 29.3 and the median income of $52,087.
Climate Comfort Index: 9.0 /10
Real Estate Market
|Single Family Residence||Condominium|
|Price Per Square Foot||$420||$354|
Here is the rental market in Laguna Beach:
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