Nestled at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, Azusa, California offers an affordable option to the sky-high prices of nearby Los Angeles. With a median home value of $382,000, you can get much more bang for your buck versus the $540,000 that you’d pay in the big city. A mixture of condominiums, townhouses, single-family homes and multifamily dwellings provide options for any budget.
Azusa’s surrounding areas offer an abundance of recreational options to the outdoor enthusiast. The nearby San Gabriel Mountains boast miles of hiking trails with terrain to challenge trekkers of any skill level. The mild year-round climate makes this the perfect place to live for the avid golfer, and there are more than a dozen golf courses within a reasonable drive. If you’re a water sports aficionado, the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area offers fishing and boating every month of the year, and swimming is available during the summer.
With a mere 25-mile commute to Downtown Los Angeles, many of Azusa’s 46,000 residents work in the hustle and bustle of America’s second-largest city. Commuters can either make the drive or hop on the convenient Metrolink system at the nearby Covina station for the four-stop trip to Union Station. For those who choose to work closer to home, Northrop Grumman operates a facility in the area that employs more than 1,000 people, and the school district provides jobs for an additional 1,600. When they get home from work, the opportunities for diversion are numerous with big box shopping along Azusa Avenue and shopping malls in nearby West Covina and City of Industry. Restaurant options in this diverse community run the gamut with dozens of offerings from Mexican cuisine to Italian trattorias and American-style barbecue shacks. If you’re ready for suburban amenities on the doorstep of a major city, be sure to browse our listings to find your own perfect piece of Azusa.