La Canada

Unmatched natural beauty, unique experiences, luxury living

A panoramic view of a city from a mountaintop. The city is surrounded by lush green mountains and forests.

Welcome to La Cañada

Lodged along the western edge of the San Gabriel Valley, La Cañada is a stunning Los Angeles County city known for its excellent quality of life. The city boasts exceptional accessibility to major centers in Greater Los Angeles and a Mediterranean climate, with warm to hot summers and temperate winters. In addition, the natural beauty of this unique city, with its rugged mountains and ample parks, offers abundant outdoor activities year-round, making it an ideal destination for buyers seeking an opportunity to immerse themselves in nature.

Spanish for "The Canyon," La Cañada boasts a variety of architecturally significant buildings and has retained many of them through careful preservation and revitalization efforts. Homes in the area reflect traditional Spanish and Mediterranean architectural styles, with stunning details like arched doorways, decorative tiles, and picturesque window grids.

The La Cañada neighborhood offers various housing options, with different living spaces ranging from spacious single-family homes to luxurious townhouses, all ensconced in this quiet, upscale community. In addition, the city presents myriad opportunities for potential buyers, with listings ranging from sprawling estates to charming older homes with plenty of character.

Overall, La Cañada delivers a unique and vibrant lifestyle that offers the perfect blend of nature, culture, and accessibility. It is an ideal location for those looking for a beautiful place to call home, with its natural beauty, top-of-the-line schools, and fascinating local culture.

What to Love

  • Upscale, family-oriented community
  • Stunning views of the San Gabriel Mountains
  • Proximity to L.A. while feeling like a suburban getaway
  • Hiking trails, parks, and outdoor recreational activities
  • Charming, small-town appeal with modern amenities
  • Excellent schools and community events

Local Lifestyle

A day in the life of a La Cañada local typically begins with waking up to scenic views of the mountains before enjoying the best of suburban life in a peaceful, tight-knit community. Before lunch, residents stroll through the area's green spaces and enjoy the fresh air before picnicking on the well-manicured lawns. The balanced, laid-back atmosphere and abundant outdoor activities make it a perfect location for families and nature enthusiasts. Those seeking adventure enjoy day trips to the district's hiking trails which are easily accessible.

La Cañada has a peaceful and friendly ambiance, where residents enjoy a quiet life away from the madness of the city. As a result, local businesses cater to the community's needs, providing services and amenities like farmers’ markets and educational opportunities for children. However, the neighborhood's proximity to downtown LA ensures that work and play are always just a short drive away. 

There's no denying the benefits of living in La Cañada; the community spirit feels like a close-knit family that welcomes newcomers with open arms. With excellent schools and proximity to Los Angeles city proper and Pasadena, it's no wonder that La Cañada is a highly-coveted residential area. Overall, for those seeking the tranquility of suburban living while still being quickly connected to city life, La Cañada is an ideal location suited to buyers' expectations.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

La Cañada offers a variety of upscale dining and entertainment opportunities that cater to the discerning tastes of its residents. Renowned for its steak, seafood, and cocktails, Taylor's Steak House is a local favorite, serving delectable dishes in a refined, supper-club atmosphere with an antique feel. 

Locals enjoy delicious Californian cuisine and craft beverages at The Proper Restaurant & Bar, a contemporary gastropub known for its famous L.A. collectibles. Sakana Sushi & Grill is a La Cañada favorite for refined Japanese fare. Entre Nous French Bistro in neighboring Pasadena boasts delightful French cuisine, including filet mignon and escargot, in a relaxed, art-filled space.

Things to Do

In La Cañada, there's always something to do, from recreational activities to cultural events. Local golf lovers tee off at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club, an exclusive golf and tennis destination. 

Equestrian enthusiasts can be found riding the trails at Flintridge Riding Club, a full-service jumping and dressage facility. Nature lovers wander the stunning botanical collections at Descanso Gardens or take a scenic hike through Cherry Canyon Park.

 


Overview for La Canada, CA

32,088 people live in La Canada, where the median age is 43.4 and the average individual income is $70,687.4. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

32,088

Total Population

43.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$70,687.4

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for La Canada, CA

La Canada has 10,745 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in La Canada do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 32,088 people call La Canada home. The population density is 2,371.4 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

32,088

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

43.4

Median Age

48.6 / 51.4%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
10,745

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$70,687.4

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Around La Canada, CA

There's plenty to do around La Canada, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

75
Very Walkable
Walking Score
37
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Perfectly Fit, Marna Currie Integration, and VITA CORS.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 0.31 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.69 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.69 miles 30 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.42 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.66 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in La Canada, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby La Canada. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Crestview Preparatory School
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
Paradise Canyon Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
5/5
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Foothill Progressive Montessori School
PRIVATE
K - 4th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Flintridge Preparatory School
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
The Hillside School & Learning Center
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
La Canada Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Palm Crest Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 2nd
No rating available

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