Pride of the Foothills

Nestled in the foothills of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains, Glendora is located about 27 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. From stately Queen Anne homes and cozy turn-of-the-century bungalows to prestigious hillside estates and modern mansions on oak- and palm-lined streets, the family-friendly city—beloved for its consistently high-ranking school district—has a small town feel. Its charming downtown Village is home to dozens of restaurants and shops such as Crust & Crumble Bakery (locals refer to it as “the candy store”) and the interior design boutique, Lorisa Gardens. Don’t miss Rubel Castle, considered the first major recycling project in the U.S., built out of concrete and repurposed materials such as bottles and bedsprings (Prince Phillip and Henry Kissinger are past visitors).