La Canada Flintridge, California, in Los Angeles County, is 4 miles NW of Pasadena, California (center to center) and 10 miles N of Los Angeles, California. The city is within the Los Angeles - Long Beach metropolitan area. La Canada Flintridge has a population of 20,318.
Spanish settlers named this area Rancho La Canada. It existed as two communities, Flintridge and La Canada, for many years. After the city was incorporated in 1976, the two communities were joined and the new conglomerate was renamed La Canada Flintridge.
La Canada Flintridge and nearby Attractions
- NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- Hahamonga Watershed Park
- Descanso Gardens
- Lanterman Auditorium
- Memorial Park
Things To Do In La Canada FlintridgeThe city has sports fields, basketball courts, tennis courts and a skate park. There are also number of municipal parks which offer bountiful opportunities for rest and recreation. The city has riding and hiking trails. There are various social groups which organize a variety of cultural and entertainment activities.
La Canada Flintridge Real EstateLa Canada Flintridge home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but La Canada Flintridge real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
La Canada Flintridge is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 97.17% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, La Canada Flintridge is a city of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in La Canada Flintridge who work in management occupations (25.59%), sales jobs (11.63%) and business and financial occupations (8.92%).
Of important note, La Canada Flintridge is also a city of artists. La Canada Flintridge has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape La Canada Flintridge's character.
Also of interest is that La Canada Flintridge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
La Canada Flintridge is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city's good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, La Canada Flintridge's overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
La Canada Flintridge is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call La Canada Flintridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups.
La Canada Flintridge also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.25%.
The languages spoken by people in La Canada Flintridge are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in La Canada Flintridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean, Armenian, Spanish and Chinese.
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