What image comes to mind when you think of Los Angeles? It is likely to be a faceless tract home in a faceless suburb. Probably a rather negative image, right? Well you’d better rethink that, here along the foothills we have very distinct communities, each with their own character.
Not only does each community have its own character, we have a broad range of home values too. For example, in La Canada Flintridge we have homes almost three times the median price in Los Angeles County, whereas in Sunland-Tujunga prices are slightly below the Median.
Los Angeles is the poster child for gridlock, home of the infamous East L.A. Interchange. Don’t get me wrong, of course we have traffic in the Foothills, but we have a whole lot less than most of Los Angeles, and in the 2 Freeway we have a straight shot into the heart of Downtown.
Although I have been unable to find empirical data; I have two good reasons to suppose that the air is clearer in the Foothills than in the rest of Los Angeles. The first is that this area was historically home to many sanatoriums for the treatment of respiratory disorders, case in point the La Vina development in Altadena is built on just such a site. I can also tell you that the air moving down the canyons makes conditions visibly cleaner than the basin on many days during the year.
The Angeles National Forest
Possibly the best feature of the Foothills is the Angeles National Forest. This barrier to the North-East sets an absolute limit on development and provides awesome recreation opportunities. It has also led to several of our communities being designated as some of the finest Equestrian communities in the Southland. Plus it’s a joy to drive by on a sunny day!