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Get to Know La Canada

Get to know La Canada

The communities of La Canada and Flintridge were joined in 1976. La Canada is approximately 15 miles Northeast of Los Angeles, in unincorporated Los Angeles County. It is Northwest of Pasadena and East of La Crescenta. To the North, it is bordered by the Angeles National Forest. Appreciated for its rural atmosphere and homes on larger lots, residents often joke that it’s similar to the fictional Mayberry.


The 8 ½ mile town boasts a low crime rate and award-winning public schools, one reason Phyllis and her family moved here more than twenty-five years ago. The community offers a convenient commute to most areas of Los Angeles.

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Community Resources

Things to do for free!

  • Angeles National Forest – This is where Phyllis used to take her daughters to the snow.
  • Farmer’s Market – Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM at 1300 Foothill Blvd., across the street from Memorial Park. Phyllis’s favorite time to go is around 8 A.M. when everyone is just setting up, no crowds and easy parking. Hahamonga, aka Oakgrove Park, is located across the street from La Canada High and is a lovely place to hike.
  • La Canada Trails – Hiking and horseback riding.
  • Memorial Park – Located at the intersection of Foothill Blvd. and La Canada Blvd., boasts both children’s and toddler’s play areas and the site for free summer “Music in the Park” concerts.

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More Thing to Do

  • La Canada Community Center
    Programs from pre-school through seniors, including ballroom dance, ceramics, and more.
  • Descanso Gardens
    1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada
  • Lanterman House
    4420 Encinas Drive, La Canada

    Historic home built in 1915 by a member La Canada’s founding Lanterman family.

Get to know La Canada Through Clubs and Organizations

  • Flint Canyon Tennis Club
  • Flintridge Riding Club
    Phyllis’s daughters rode here until junior high. Riding lessons, boarding, riding arenas, social events, and horse shows. Even if you aren’t members you can still take the kids here for the horse shows.
  • La Canada Flintridge Country Club
    Phyllis’s daughters learned to swim here, and the club has reduced pricing for summer pool memberships.
  • YMCA Crescenta/Canada

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Assistance League of Foothill
  • Descanso Gardens
  • La Canada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association
  • La Canada Presbyterian Church
  • Saint Bede’s Catholic Church
  • Saint George’s Episcopal Church

Summer Camps

  • Child Educational Center
  • The Learning Castle, four years – 8th grade
  • Tom Sawyer Camp, three years – 9th grade. This was a favorite of Phyllis’s daughters – sign up early!
  • YMCA Summer Camp



  • Hill Street Café (their breakfast sandwich is great!)
  • Min’s Kitchen, Penelope’s Café and Books, Taylor’s Steak House, Sakura, The Proper, and Cafe Sole

Additional Resources

Want to really get to know La Canada? Call La Canada resident Phyllis Harb.

Click here to learn what Phyllis enjoys about living in the Foothills