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Arcadia, Calif. Has Arboretum, Racetrack

Arcadia is known for the Los Angeles Arboretum and Santa Anita Racetrack. In addition to the city's spacious and lovely gardens, Huntington Library & Gardens are nearby in the luxury residential city of San Marino.

Conveniently accessible from the 210 Freeway, Arcadia is a highly desirable place to live for those who work in the Los Angeles basin. The city combines established long-time businesses with newer commercial enterprises on stately, palm lined streets and boulevards. Arcadia Chamber of Commerce can provide information to help you shop and enjoy a visit in Arcadia.

Arcadia might be considered an upper-middle class city located approx. 13 miles northeast of downtown L.A. Beautiful San Gabriel Mountains line the horizon while San Gabriel Valley and at the base of those mountains offers a unique climate influenced by the mountains, the Pacific Ocean, and even the Palm Desert, on occasion.

Visiting: There are approx. half a dozen hotels in the city geared primarily toward business travelers and and the budget minded visitor. Staying in Arcadia has appeal for those spending a month in the fall working at the Los Angeles County Fair. With the Santa Anita Race Track in town, the overnight accommodations are appealing to race fans, as well.

Arcadia is part of a cluster of cities, along with Temple City, Rosemead, Monterey Park, San Marino, and San Gabriel, in the west San Gabriel Valley with a growing Asian population. It is the site of the Santa Anita Park racetrack and home to the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Arcadia, California is named after Arcadia, Greece. Known as the "Community of Homes", Arcadia traces its roots to the 1930s when the first residential subdivisions was built on farm lands. Baldwin Ranch owned by Arcadia's first Mayor, Elias Jackson "Lucky" Baldwin became the core of today's city found in the Rancho Santa Anita and Santa Anita Oaks Property areas.

Arboretum of Los Angeles County is a 127-acre horticultural and botanical center managed by the Parks and Recreation Department of Los Angeles County with assistance from the non-profit California Arboretum Foundation. More than 100 flowering plants have been added to the California landscape and attitudes toward living in balance with our natural resources are promoted by permanent displays like the Water Conservation Garden and the Tropical Forest. Arboretum of Los Angeles County, 301 N. Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia CA 91007 Phone: (626) 821-3222. There are many fantastic Arcadia California Parks or visitors and residents to play sports, have picnics, or walk for exercise.

Los Angeles County Arboretum, Santa Anita Fashion Park, Santa Anita Race Track, Arcadia County Park and the Santa Anita Golf Course attract a substantial number of visitors. Arcadia County Park is a 187-acre green area in the heart of the city which contains an 18-hole golf course, driving range, tennis courts, swimming pool, baseball and softball diamonds and lawn bowling.

Farmers' Market on First Ave. just south of Huntington Drive (Old Route 66) is open every Saturday and brings in 25-30 farmers, 5-10 related food vendors and 3,000 plus people who shop the market and adjacent stores. V

Arcadia lies within a "Sixty Mile Circle" centered on Los Angeles, a dynamic concentration of population, employment, business, industry and finance. Two-thirds of the State's 100 largest corporations are headquartered within the circle. Several federal and state highways, four rail lines and three international airports, as well as the 210 Freeway passing through Arcadia, provide ready access to regional, national and international markets.

Where to eat:

The Cheesecake Factory 903-L 400 S. Baldwin Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007

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