“What About Glendora?” By: Laurie Fahey

“What About Glendora?” By: Laurie Fahey

February 2, 2021

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Laurie Fahey

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History & Fun Facts

 

Glendora is a city in the San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles County, California, 26 miles (42 km) east of Los Angeles.  As of the 2010 census, the population of Glendora was 50,073.

 

Glendora California

 

Known as the “Pride of the Foothills”, Glendora is nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Its downtown area, locally known as the Glendora Village, hosts dozens of restaurants, cafes, shops, and boutiques along Glendora Avenue with many community events scheduled throughout the year. It has been voted as one of the best and friendliest downtowns in the San Gabriel Valley for the last eight years.  A suburban feel, low crime rates, and a consistently high-ranking school district has made the city an attractive choice for families in the region.  Glendora was incorporated on November 13, 1911, the 25th city to achieve incorporation in Los Angeles County.

 

Glendora California

 

Neighborhoods and residences in Glendora reflect the city’s history and range from Queen Annes, to Folk Victorians, early 20th century bungalows, to ranch style homes, to mid-rise multi-family residential complexes, to modern mansions.  Glendora’s most expensive neighborhoods contain many very large, secluded, estate homes with views across the San Gabriel Valley to Downtown Los Angeles. Glendora is also home to the Glendora Country Club, which includes a Robert Trent Jones Sr. 18-hole golf course that has been played by many professional golfers.

 Glendora is bordered by Azusa and the unincorporated community of Citrus to the west, San Dimas to the east and south, Covina and the unincorporated community of Charter Oak to the south, and the San Gabriel Mountains range to the north.

 

Glendora California

 

Like many cities in the San Gabriel Valley, Glendora was established on previously remote agricultural land when the area became connected to the outside world upon the completion of the Santa Fe Railway’s main transcontinental line from Los Angeles to Chicago in May 1887. Located at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, Glendora was started on approximately 300 acres (120 ha) that were subdivided and sold by George D. Whitcomb in late March 1887. On the first day of sale, 300 lots were sold.  Whitcomb was the founder of the Whitcomb Locomotive Works in Chicago and Rochelle, Illinois and had moved to California in the early 1880s. He devised the name Glendora by combining the name of his wife, Leadora Bennett Whitcomb, with the location of his home in a glen of the San Gabriel Mountains. In December 1907, the development of Glendora got a boost when passenger service opened on a new extension of the Pacific Electric Railway’s Monrovia-Glendora line which provided hourly one-seat ride service from downtown Glendora to the Pacific Electric Building at Sixth and Main in Downtown Los Angeles. Prior to its 1911 incorporation, Glendora’s administrator officially occupied the office of President of Glendora.

Attractions

Glendora has a climate index of 8.9 out of 10. It is close to So Cal beaches and mountains, not too far from downtown Los Angeles.

The City of Glendora boasts roughly 19 miles of hiking, equestrian and multi-use trails within city limits – 32 trails in all! These trails are primarily divided among two different wilderness areas: Big Dalton Wilderness Area and the South Hills Wilderness Area. Big Dalton Wilderness Area is comprised of approximately 690 acres and contains 14 hiking and multi-use trails varying from easy to very strenuous in difficulty.  South Hills Wilderness Area is comprised of approximately 2200 acres and contains 15 hiking and multi-use trails varying from easy to strenuous in difficulty.

My family enjoys the hiking trails and love to participate in the city sponsored hikes every month.  My kids love Mr. Sweeny that leads the hikes and teaches everyone about the history and preservation of or nature areas.

The City of Glendora has fantastic community programs for Adults and Children.  My Children love to attend Camp Cahuilla during the summer.  They learn about nature, archery and make arts and crafts.  My family also enjoys the monthly city sponsored events like Flash back to the 50’s and the Holiday Stroll that are held in Downtown Glendora every year.  Even during the current lock downs the city has found ways to entertain and engage the community. We have had home decorating contests for the holidays and socially distanced City Safaris.  These are just a few of the reasons why Glendora is a great city to live in.

 

Population

Glendora has a population of 51,891 (2010 Census) with a median income of $74,169 and median age of 41.4 years.

Schools

Glendora has 20 schools of which 6 are private and 14 are public.

Public School Ratings are displayed in the table below.

Glendora California

Schools with highest ratings:

Glendora California

Real Estate Market

SFR

Glendora California

We are experiencing a strong seller’s market in Glendora.  If you are thinking about selling, right now is a perfect time to sell and maximize your equity. Many home buyers are looking to buy larger homes to accommodate home offices and distance learning.

Glendora California

Condo

Glendora California

There has never been a better time to upsize from your condo to a larger home.  Many first-time buyers are looking to purchase in Glendora for the schools and community and condos are an affordable way for them to get into the market.

 

Glendora California

 

 

  Single Family Residence Condominium
Median Price $1,288,888 $619,900
Price Per Square Foot $426 $348

 

Here is the rental market in Glendora:

 

  1 Bedroom 2 bedroom 3 bedroom 4 bedroom
Median Rent $1635 $2115 $2835 3120

 

Glendora has always had a strong rental market.  The community and the schools make it an ideal setting.  The close proximity to Los Angeles and the new gold line Metro Rail are making Glendora a prime location for renters that are looking to move away from larger and more congested cities.

 

Resources: Altos.re, bestplaces.net , Wikipedia & Cityofglendora.org

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