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Arcadia, CA

Arcadia, CA

Arcadia, CA

Planning on Moving to Arcadia, California?
Arcadia, CA, is located in Los Angeles County and is about 13 miles from the heart of the big city.  This city of less than 60,000 has been named in Bloomsburg Businessweek's “Best Places to Raise Your Kids” on multiple occasions.  One main reason for this is its excellent school system.  Its city motto is “Community of Homes,” which demonstrates that it is more of a residential area, but it is certainly not lacking in things to do and see.  Arcadia sees an average of 290 sunny days per year and only 17 inches of rain annually.

What to Do in Arcadia, CA
Arcadia, CA, has a thriving retail sector, with various shopping opportunities in shops big and small, offering just about whatever you need for the home, family and self.  There are large malls like Westfield Shoppingtown Santa Anita.  Get out and walk down Huntington Drive, Baldwin Avenue and Live Oak Avenue for an assortment of small shops.  The biggest attraction in the city is the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Garden.  This 127-acre botanical garden and historical site is a mix of beautiful architecture and artwork, floral wonders, waterfalls, and wildlife.  In Arcadia, there are golf courses, fitness centers and city parks to walk around in.

What to Do around Arcadia, CA
Arcadia, CA, sits right at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, with miles of scenic hiking trails (including the Pacific Crest Trail) and popular skiing and snowboard facilities.  Right next door is Pasadena, CA, home of the Rose Bowl and Rose Bowl Parade.  For beachgoers, the ocean is a mere 35 miles away.  With the city of Los Angeles just a very short drive away, there is always plenty to do and see.

Transportation in Arcadia, CA
Arcadia, CA, is connected to the region by Interstate 210 (The Foothills Freeway).  It sits on the famous U.S. Route 66 (now Huntington Drive), which leads directly to Los Angeles.   Plans are underway for a light-rail station in the city.

A Few Fun Facts about Arcadia, CA
The city is mentioned in Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road.  Hunter S. Thompson wrote much of his novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in a motel in Arcadia.  Seabiscuit was filmed at the Santa Anita Park Racetrack.  Wil Wheaton (“Wesley Crusher” on Star Trek) and Jet Li are notable Arcadians.

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City Statistics for Arcadia, CA

The service center for Arcadia, CA is located in Pacoima, CA.

Information about Arcadia, CA

Est. Population: 56364
County: Los Angeles
Latitude: 34.1333
Longitude: -118.0333
Zip Codes: 91006