Welcome to Monrovia
Nestled in the San Gabriel Mountain foothills, the gorgeous San Gabriel Valley city of Monrovia is one of Los Angeles County’s most attractive communities. Monrovia offers a unique blend of small-town charm and high-tech industry, along with world-class amenities and magnificent natural scenery. Incorporated in 1887, Monrovia is the fourth-oldest city in Los Angeles County. The historic Old Town district along Myrtle Avenue features many reminders of Monrovia’s unique heritage, as well as wonderful modern amenities including a renovated library, shops, and regular community events. Highlights include a weekly Family Festival, Friday Night Street Fair and Market, and a popular Summer Concert Series. Monrovia’s historic sites include the 1920s’ Neo-Mediterranean Upton Sinclair house, where the celebrated novelist and activist Upton Sinclair wrote many of his later works. Monrovia was also the birthplace of the world’s most famous fast food franchise, with Patrick McDonald running a burger stand on Huntington Avenue until the 1940s. Transportation links within Monrovia are excellent. Monrovia Station is located on the Metro Gold Line. Huntington Drive follows the historic path of Route 66, and the city is connected to the Foothill Freeway (I-210). Monrovia’s public schools are operated by Monrovia Unified School District, and the city contains many highly-regarded public schools. The Monroe K-5 Elementary School is located at the site of the original Monrovia High School, founded back in 1887. Other educational facilities include the K-12 Joe Ferrante Music Academy and Mt. Sierra College.
MONROVIA REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS
Monrovia is a vibrant community of around 40,000 residents. The city’s remarkable heritage is on display in many historic properties dotted throughout the community, with some dating back to the late 1880s. These properties have typically received extensive refurbishment and renewal, providing them with an elegant mix of historic class and modern convenience. Some of Monrovia’s grandest properties can be found within gated estates rising into the surrounding foothills, offering spectacular panoramic views over the city and canyons and out to the ocean. These multi-million-dollar homes exude grandeur and refinement, with remarkable architecture and an incredible assortment of upscale features. The most lavish properties incorporate main residences covering tens of thousands of square feet, while sometimes also offering detached guest homes spanning several thousand square feet.
EXPERIENCE MONROVIA’S MAJESTIC NATURE
Nature and greenery is an integral part of life in Monrovia. The community has been recognized as a California Tree City for over thirty years, with mature oaks lining its streets. Tree planting has become an important part of the community’s annual Arbor Day festivities. The 80-acre Monrovia Canyon Park is just five minutes away from the historic Old Town. Amidst breathtaking scenery, visitors to Canyon Park can enjoy miles of hiking trails and areas for picnics and barbecues. The majestic 30-foot Hermit Falls is located within the park. The magnificent 1,416-acre Hillside Open Space Preserve is also located just next door. Hillside is a fantastic hiking spot, with the 1,446-foot Sierra Madre K4 at its center.