Glendora, California is located in eastern Los Angeles County at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, approx. 27 miles from downtown Los Angeles. Tree lined streets and quaint downtown Village shops all carry the moniker, "Pride of the Foothills."
Today, more than 50,000 residents enjoy Glendora's excellent public and private schools, lush parks, comprehensive community services and one of the lowest crime rates in Los Angeles County. Glendora's diversified business community ranges from the downtown "Village," where personalized service is provided by several owner-operated retail stores, to corporate headquarters of major U.S. and international firms--including Rain Bird Sprinkler Manufacturing Company and the National Hot Rod Association.
In 2010 Glendora ranked as one of only three cities in Los Angeles County with a business cost rating of "very low cost, and one of LA County's ten least expensive cities in which to do business. The Kosmont- Rose Institute Cost of Doing Business Survey produced by Claremont McKenna College's Rose Institute of State & Local Government gathers and compares business fees and a variety of tax rates from 413 selected cities nationwide based on the raw data on fees, taxes, and economic incentives and programs that businesses may encounter in each city. Two of the biggest determinants of a city's cost of doing business tend to be business license fees and property taxes. Only three cities received a Very Low Cost rating: Agoura Hills, Glendora, and Westlake Village.
Major Shopping Facilities include Downtown Village, Wal-Mart and Glendora Marketplace.
Founded in 1887 and eventually incorporated as a City in 1911, Glendora was filled with citrus orchards until the late 1950s. Its close proximity to Los Angeles provided the perfect combination of residential and commercial opportunities, and orchards were quickly replaced with houses and industrial opportunities.