What About Azusa?

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 California



Azusa has 16 schools from (pre-school through high school), of which 1 is private and 15 are public.

Public School Ratings

Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
No of Schools 0 2 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 0

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
Median Price $675,000 $459,000
Price Per Square Foot $420 $354


 Single Family


Azusa California

Azusa California




Azusa California

Azusa California

Here is the rental market in Laguna Beach:

1 Bedroom 2 bedroom 3 bedroom 4 bedroom
Median Rent $1370 $1770 $2370 $2610

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