Life in La Crescenta

If you’re drawn to LA but don’t want to give up access to the outdoors, or if you’re drawn to the outdoors but don’t want to give up access to LA, the little best-of-both-worlds neighborhood of La Crescenta just may be your dream come true. Nestled up against the borders of Angeles National Forest and Deukmjian Wilderness Area, La Crescenta is a little bit rural, a little bit suburban, a little bit big city and a lot more affordable than you’d expect. You won’t necessarily find hip nightclubs, bright lights, or bougie hilltop mansions - you may not even find sidewalks on some of the tucked-away cul-de-sacs - but La Crescenta offers a tight-knit community, excellent schools, and all the fresh mountain air your lungs can handle.

La Crescenta at a Glance

With a population of roughly 20,000 spread across 3.5 miles, La Crescenta is technically part of both Los Angeles and Glendale. In 1952, Los Angeles annexed a significant amount of the region, but a portion - Crescenta Highlands ­- was annexed by Glendale. In other words, La Crescenta is so desirable that two different cities have laid claim to it!

While La Crescenta and the surrounding region were originally popular for the high quality of its soil and served as agricultural centers, the post-WWII economic boom inspired many families to buy plots of land and cozy ranch-style homes. La Crescenta’s “small town community” vibe is a point of pride for the residents; that feeling is never more evident than the annual 4th of July Fireworks show, which draws neighbors from every avenue and boulevard to share in the celebration.

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La Crescenta Table Search48 Properties

Address Beds Baths Sq.Ft. Price(%Chng) $/Sq.Ft. On Site
3010 Montrose Ave #17 La Crescenta,  CA 91214 3010 Montrose Ave #17
La Crescenta, CA 91214
1 1 712 $495,000 $695.22 2 days
2716 Honolulu Ave #102 Montrose,  CA 91020 2716 Honolulu Ave #102
Montrose, CA 91020
3 4 1,577 $999,000 $633.48 4 days
2323 El Moreno St La Crescenta,  CA 91214 2323 El Moreno St
La Crescenta, CA 91214
2 2 1,524 $1,395,000 $915.35 4 days
3826 El Moreno St Glendale,  CA 91214 3826 El Moreno St
Glendale, CA 91214
3 2 1,404 $1,299,000 $925.21 5 days
1976 Waltonia Dr #1 Montrose,  CA 91020 1976 Waltonia Dr #1
Montrose, CA 91020
3 3 1,715 $950,000 $553.94 5 days
4804 Dunsmore Ave La Crescenta,  CA 91214 4804 Dunsmore Ave
La Crescenta, CA 91214
3 3 2,234 $1,580,000 $707.25 5 days
4925 Lowell Ave La Crescenta,  CA 91214 4925 Lowell Ave
La Crescenta, CA 91214
5 3 2,586 $1,549,000 $598.99 6 days
4201 Pennsylvania Ave #E1 La Crescenta,  CA 91214 4201 Pennsylvania Ave #E1
La Crescenta, CA 91214
3 4 2,027 $998,888 $492.79 6 days
2222 Montrose Ave #F Montrose,  CA 91020 2222 Montrose Ave #F
Montrose, CA 91020
3 3 1,930 $1,299,000 $673.06 6 days
3138 Community Ave La Crescenta,  CA 91214 3138 Community Ave
La Crescenta, CA 91214
3 2 1,516 $1,279,000 $843.67 6 days
3113 Prospect Ave La Crescenta,  CA 91214 3113 Prospect Ave
La Crescenta, CA 91214
3 3 1,651 $1,449,000 $877.65 7 days
5702 Freeman Ave La Crescenta,  CA 91214 5702 Freeman Ave
La Crescenta, CA 91214
3 2 1,835 $1,300,000 $708.45 9 days
2436 Kemper Ave La Crescenta,  CA 91214 2436 Kemper Ave
La Crescenta, CA 91214
3 2 1,279 $1,300,000 $1,016.42 11 days
5111 New York Ave La Crescenta,  CA 91214 5111 New York Ave
La Crescenta, CA 91214
3 2 1,509 $1,380,000 $914.51 12 days
2313 Rosecrest Dr #6 Glendale,  CA 91208 2313 Rosecrest Dr #6
Glendale, CA 91208
2 2 1,252 $699,000 $558.31 12 days
5901 Canyonside Rd La Crescenta,  CA 91214 5901 Canyonside Rd
La Crescenta, CA 91214
3 3 2,091 $1,600,000 $765.18 12 days
2916 Henrietta Ave La Crescenta,  CA 91214 2916 Henrietta Ave
La Crescenta, CA 91214
2 2 1,783 $1,398,000 $784.07 13 days
2365 Henrietta Ave La Crescenta,  CA 91214 2365 Henrietta Ave
La Crescenta, CA 91214
4 2 2,240 $1,745,000 $779.02 13 days
4124 La Crescenta Ave Glendale,  CA 91214 4124 La Crescenta Ave
Glendale, CA 91214
2 1 811 $799,000 $985.20 13 days
3907 La Crescenta Ave #104 Glendale,  CA 91214 3907 La Crescenta Ave #104
Glendale, CA 91214
1 1 680 $479,000 $704.41 14 days
2907 Oakendale Place La Crescenta,  CA 91214 2907 Oakendale Place
La Crescenta, CA 91214
2 1 1,602 $1,150,000 $717.85 16 days
3629 Sierra Vista Ave Glendale,  CA 91208 3629 Sierra Vista Ave
Glendale, CA 91208
2 3 1,124 $1,575,000 $1,401.25 19 days
5118 Glenwood Ave La Crescenta,  CA 91214 5118 Glenwood Ave
La Crescenta, CA 91214
3 2 1,462 $1,458,000 $997.26 20 days
416 Whiting Woods Rd Glendale,  CA 91208 416 Whiting Woods Rd
Glendale, CA 91208
5 3 4,724 $3,250,000 $687.98 21 days
3311 Santa Carlotta St La Crescenta,  CA 91214 3311 Santa Carlotta St
La Crescenta, CA 91214
3 2 1,132 $1,260,000 -1.2% $1,113.07 26 days
3754 Mayfield Ave La Crescenta,  CA 91214 3754 Mayfield Ave
La Crescenta, CA 91214
2 1 936 $889,000 $949.79 29 days
3361 Park Vista Dr La Crescenta,  CA 91214 3361 Park Vista Dr
La Crescenta, CA 91214
3 1 1,220 $1,075,000 $881.15 34 days
2926 Paraiso Way La Crescenta,  CA 91214 2926 Paraiso Way
La Crescenta, CA 91214
4 3 2,710 $1,899,000 -4.9% $700.74 36 days
3305 Honolulu Ave Glendale,  CA 91214 3305 Honolulu Ave
Glendale, CA 91214
4 3 2,269 $1,988,000 -13.1% $876.16 40 days
2424 Prospect Ave Montrose,  CA 91020 2424 Prospect Ave
Montrose, CA 91020
4 3 2,254 $1,749,000 $775.95 41 days
4530 Ramsdell Ave #7 La Crescenta,  CA 91214 4530 Ramsdell Ave #7
La Crescenta, CA 91214
2 2 905 $709,995 -1.4% $784.52 43 days
3015 Henrietta Ave La Crescenta,  CA 91214 3015 Henrietta Ave
La Crescenta, CA 91214
3 2 1,580 $1,349,000 1.8% $853.80 47 days
3247 Montrose Ave #B La Crescenta,  CA 91214 3247 Montrose Ave #B
La Crescenta, CA 91214
2 2 1,341 $735,000 $548.10 53 days
1136 Shirlyjean St Glendale,  CA 91208 1136 Shirlyjean St
Glendale, CA 91208
4 3 2,147 $2,170,000 -1.4% $1,010.71 60 days
2608 Honolulu Ave #209 Montrose,  CA 91020 2608 Honolulu Ave #209
Montrose, CA 91020
3 3 1,726 $1,309,000 -0.1% $758.40 61 days
3707 4th Ave La Crescenta,  CA 91214 3707 4th Ave
La Crescenta, CA 91214
3 1 1,829 $1,109,000 -6.7% $606.34 61 days
3213 Mills Ave La Crescenta,  CA 91214 3213 Mills Ave
La Crescenta, CA 91214
1 1 432 $795,000 $1,840.28 62 days
2608 Honolulu Ave #210 Montrose,  CA 91020 2608 Honolulu Ave #210
Montrose, CA 91020
2 2 1,166 $909,000 $779.59 63 days
2608 Honolulu Ave #207 Montrose,  CA 91020 2608 Honolulu Ave #207
Montrose, CA 91020
3 3 1,772 $1,310,000 $739.28 63 days
2608 Honolulu Ave #311 Montrose,  CA 91020 2608 Honolulu Ave #311
Montrose, CA 91020
3 3 1,466 $1,259,500 $859.14 63 days
2608 Honolulu Ave #213 Montrose,  CA 91020 2608 Honolulu Ave #213
Montrose, CA 91020
2 2 1,134 $899,500 $793.21 68 days
4930 Ramsdell Ave Ave La Crescenta,  CA 91214 4930 Ramsdell Ave Ave
La Crescenta, CA 91214
3 3 1,814 $1,395,000 -6.7% $769.02 76 days
900 Eilinita Ave Glendale,  CA 91208 900 Eilinita Ave
Glendale, CA 91208
4 5 3,062 $3,995,000 $1,304.70 78 days
3947 Markridge Rd La Crescenta,  CA 91214 3947 Markridge Rd
La Crescenta, CA 91214
5 5 -- $6,997,000 -- 99 days
2608 Honolulu Ave #211 Montrose,  CA 91020 2608 Honolulu Ave #211
Montrose, CA 91020
3 3 1,466 $1,260,000 0.8% $859.48 131 days
2608 Honolulu Ave #214 Montrose,  CA 91020 2608 Honolulu Ave #214
Montrose, CA 91020
3 3 1,631 $1,309,000 0.8% $802.58 158 days
3059 Sycamore Ave La Crescenta,  CA 91214 3059 Sycamore Ave
La Crescenta, CA 91214
2 2 952 $1,080,000 -6.1% $1,134.45 164 days
2608 Honolulu Ave #212 Montrose,  CA 91020 2608 Honolulu Ave #212
Montrose, CA 91020
2 2 1,237 $909,000 2.2% $734.84 184 days

 

Commute

         The 118 Freeway makes commuting from La Crescenta easy - you can drive to Burbank in about a half-hour, downtown LA in less than an hour, and Century City or Santa Monica in an hour or two depending on traffic. Public transit is a little more scarce, however, and will double your commute time to Burbank or LA.

Hiking trails at Deukmejian Wilderness Park in La Crescenta

What Draws People to La Crescenta?

La Crescenta calls itself “The Balcony of Southern California”, and for good reason - the neighborhood is tucked up against two mountain ranges, but still offers warm sea breezes and views of the Pacific. Many people moving to La Crescenta do so because of its nearly unparalleled proximity to some of the region’s most beautiful outdoor areas. Angeles National Forest covers over 700,000 acres of beautifully preserved forest and two different mountain ranges - the San Gabriels and the Sierra Pelonas. With 53 trailheads, 3 OHV areas, 2 ski areas and 21 mountain peaks to climb and explore, it’s one heck of a backyard. As if that weren’t enough, the Deukmjian Wilderness Area encompasses 700 acres of rugged yet approachable scrub and woodlands. Entrance is free, dogs are allowed, and it’s not unusual to find yourself wonderfully alone, as the area is something of a hidden gem only frequented by outdoor enthusiasts. Living in LA means warm, sunny weather all year round, and few neighborhoods give you as many chances to take advantage of that.

La Crescenta is especially appealing to parents who want to ensure their children get a high-quality education. La Crescenta schools outshine many of the schools in their district, Glendale Unified - and, given that Glendale’s schools are generally well-ranked, that’s saying something. From one of the five coveted elementary schools to Rosemont Middle School to Crescenta Valley High School, students in La Crescenta have a clear path to higher education.

Food + Drink

La Crescenta offers a little bit of everything, food-wise, with plenty of options for every diet. Local favorites Tickle Tree Café and Jeremy’s Restaurant offer classic American dining, while El Sol serves up Mexican food in a space dripping with atmosphere. Sushi, Korean BBQ, Lebanese, Vietnamese and Mediterranean restaurants populate the neighborhood - vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike will have no problem finding their new go-to date night spot. After you can catch live music at The Roar Room, the local “dive” - a term of endearment more than a judgment of cleanliness. Locals can also be seen playing pool at Up Th’ Hill.

What La Crescenta lacks in nightlife, it makes up for in shopping: the nearby Montrose Shopping Park is designed to delight, with wide, walkable streets hosting name-brand stores alongside locally-owned boutiques like Montrose Candy Co. and Tom’s Toys. On Sundays, you can find fresh produce and artisan goods for sale at the Harvest Market and Marketplace. The quiet nights, far from the city lights and noise, make it that much easier to rise and shine in the mornings!

For a lot of folks in LA, “suburb” is a four-letter word. But for the residents of La Crescenta, it’s synonymous with friendly neighbors, community care, and comfortable living. Whether you’re looking for a starter home or a second home, La Crescenta has something perfect for you.

Local Landmarks

The Le Mesnager Barn, built by French winemakers in 1905, is a two-story stone barn that’s survived fires and floods to remain a community mainstay. It is still being used for its original purpose - now run and maintained by the Stone Barn Vineyard Conservancy, 81 grapevines thrive on the property. Its neighboring amphitheater hosts community events, and wine tastings at Le Mesnager Barn are popular events all year round for winemakers and wine-lovers alike. Architecture nerds will also love visiting St. Luke’s of the Mountains Episcopal Church, built in 1924 by Seymour Thomas. Like Le Mesnager Barn, St. Luke’s is entirely composed of stone, with an interior as beautiful as its exterior. And, while it’s no longer operational, you can still snap a picture of the famous La Crescenta Motel; formerly the May Lane Motel, this 1940’s motel was used as a set for shows and movies like Mad Men, X-Files, Glee and Win a Date with Tad Hamilton. Selected for its Anytown, USA ambiance, the motel’s retro sign remains standing.

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