Situated just thirteen miles outside Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley, Arcadia is one of the nation's richest neighborhoods, which may have helped it also snag the honor of being one of the best places to raise kids. The population is inching toward 60,000, and it's very diverse, which has made Arcadia a hub for fine international dining. A list of residents' top ten favorite places to eat featured three chain restaurants and seven locally-owned, globetrotting destinations. There's great shopping, golf and spa options as well, meaning day to day life can come pretty close to a vacation here. The Arboretum and Botanic Garden is a world-class destination whose grounds are strolled by peacocks and hens, a symbol of the city.
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Make no mistake about it: Arcadia, California, is prime real estate, and the housing market here reflects that. Luxury homes are abundant, and seven figure price tags are commonplace in this area, as are king-sized floor plans and fabulous amenities. Those just starting out may find the heavy trade in foreclosures offers a chance to move in on a tighter budget, but most of those homes are pretty glamorous, too. Come see what this area has to offer you; hopefully you'll be pleasantly surprised.SHOW MORE