Introduction to Duarte, California
Duarte, California, in Los Angeles County, is 3 miles E of Arcadia, California (center to center) and 16 miles E of Los Angeles, California. The city is located in the Los Angeles - Long Beach metropolitan area. Duarte has a population of 21,486.
Andres Duarte and his wife were granted around 7,000 acres of land in the upper San Gabriel Valley. He named his estate "Rancho Azusa de Duarte." By the mid-1800s, most of the original land had been sold in order to pay off debts. Dr. Nehemiah Beardslee, one of the purchasers began the first school in Duarte and founded the first water lines. In due course, all the land was sub-divided and sold off into individual lots. The community grew over the years. By 1957, many of the Duarte inhabitants desired incorporation and it was officially incorporated on August 22, 1957.
Duarte and nearby Attractions
- Duarte Park
- Monrovia Canyon Park
- Monrovia Historical Museum
- Recreation Park
- George Anderson House Museum
- Pamela Park
Things To Do In Duarte
Those who like horse races can visit Santa Anita racetrack, which is located only 5 miles from Duarte. The city has many museums and parks that are great places to visit with family members and friends. There are many good restaurants in the city that serve an array of mouthwatering traditional and continental delicacies.
Air transportation in the city is available from Ontario International.
Duarte Higher Education
Azusa Pacific University serves the city.