Arcadia is a community near Monrovia. This area and nearby communities have some of the best real estate in California and throughout the United States.
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Arcadia is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States located about 13 miles (21 km) northeast of downtown Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley and at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. The city is a nearby community to Monrovia, California.
It is the site of the Santa Anita Park racetrack and home to the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.
The city had a population of 56,364 at the 2010 census, up from 53,248 at the 2000 census. The city is named after Arcadia, Greece.
In 2016, the city was ranked the 5th most expensive housing market in the United States by Business Insider, with an average list of $1,748,680 for a four-bedroom home.
In 2012, the city was ranked 7th in the nation on CNN Money magazine’s list of towns with highest median home costs.
Arcadia’s Upper Rancho neighborhood was ranked the 23rd richest neighborhood in Southern California by Business Insider in 2014, with a mean household income of $310,779.
In 2010, Bloomberg Businessweek named Arcadia as one of the “Best Places to Raise Your Kids: 2010” for the second year in a row.
Located northeast of downtown Los Angeles, Arcadia is bordered by six other communities:
2. Sierra Madre
3. El Monte
4. San Marino
6. Temple City
Arcadia’s economy is driven by wholesale trade, retail trade, manufacturing, health care and social assistance, arts, entertainment, and recreation.
Revenue from the Santa Anita Racetrack has long supported capital improvements for the City of Arcadia, resulting in the City having very little bonded indebtedness.
For primary and secondary education the city is served by the Arcadia Unified School District.
Reading scores for the AUSD are 76.6% higher than the state average and math scores are 67.9% higher than the state average.
It is estimated that 88% of students are at public schools and 12% in private and/or parochial institutions.
Arcadia Unified School District has one highly ranked and prestigious high school, Arcadia High School. It is among the few public high schools in California to receive a distinguished GreatSchools Rating of 10 out of 10.
There are three middle schools, and six elementary schools, two which are winners in the United States Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon Schools program.
Approximately five percent of California schools are awarded this honor each year following a rigorous selection process.
Eligibility is based on federal and state criteria including the No Child Left Behind program, Academic Performance Index (API), and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
The requirements are many and strict, and are based on such areas as a strong curriculum, solid library media services, professional teachers, and counseling programs at all grade levels.
In 2010, BusinessWeek ranked Arcadia as the best place to raise children in the state of California for the second year in a row by, citing the city’s excellent school system as one of the factors in addition to the low crime rate.