Introduction to Glendora, California
Glendora, California, in Los Angeles county, is 6 miles NE of West Covina, California (center to center) and 21 miles N of Anaheim, California. The municipality is an upscale community situated in the foothills of the scenic San Gabriel Mountains. The city has a large number of high-income residents and luxurious homes. It also includes well known celebrities. A large number of the homes are set away from the roads and out of view.
Homes in the area are provided with spectacular views. The city is known for its excellent schools. Los Angeles is about an hour away. Glendora is know for its low crime rate. The city is home to the headquarters of Rain Bird Sprinkler Manufacturing Company, the National Hot Rod Association and other major companies.
In 1837 Don Palomares acquired a vast acreage from Governor Juan Bautista Alvarado. The land was named Rancho San Jose and included what is now Glendora. In 1887 the city of Glendora was established by George D. Whitcomb who relocated from Illinois. Whitcomb came up with the name Glendora by combining his wife's name, Leadora with the location of his house in a "glen" located in the San Gabriel Mountains.
The city was incorporated in 1911. Before the late 1950's Glendora was primarily a citrus growing area and included one of the biggest citrus packing facilities in the world. Glendora made a monthly shipment of citrus to President William Howard Taft during his presidency. In 1907 the Pacific Electric Railroad Company extended its railroad from Los Angeles which sped up the development of Glendora.
Glendora Attractions and Activities
The annual Flashback to the 50's is a popular event. Quality parks are located in the city. The Glendora Village Shopping District includes unique shops and quality restaurants. Glendora is close to the wide variety of attractions and activities offered in Los Angeles and the surrounding area. The San Gabriel Valley is home to the well known Tournament of Roses Parade and other attractions such as Desconso Gardens, Frank G. Bonelli Regional County Park, Norton Simon Museum and Old Town Pasadena.
Glendora Higher Education
The city is home to Citrus College.