Arcadia is a community-minded city of about 54,000 people located 20 miles east of Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley. The town motto "Community of Homes", is the reason this area has remained largely a residential neighborhood with a strong emphasis on the preservation of green space. In fact, Arcadia has been named "Tree City USA" for ten years running.
Arcadia homes sit in quiet neighborhoods bordered by lush greenery and landscaped lots. Large ranch type homes are common here, but townhouses and condominiums are also available. There is a good variety of architectural styles including classic ranch, modern contemporary on large lots, Spanish-revival and California Craftsman.
Arcadia real estate is known for its high prices. The average sale price for a 3-bedroom home in Arcadia is about $700,000. Prices range from the high $400,000's to the millions for large estates.
With about 4,000 local businesses, there is no shortage of retail outlets in Arcadia and stores range from small independently own shops to expansive outlets such as Westfield Shoppingtown; boasting over 200 stores, 16-screen AMC Theater and restaurants.
For recreation, Arcadia is home to the famous Santa Anita Racetrack, the Santa Anita Golf Course, a number of public parks, and the Arboretum and Botanic Garden.
Arcadia is served by the blue ribbon awarded Arcadia Unified School District, known for its high standards and commitment to quality education. Reading scores exceed state averages by 76.6%, and average math scores are 67.9% higher than state average. Arcadia also has a number of private schools attended by about 12% of the student population.