Welcome to La Crescenta-Montrose
Wake up to stunning views of unspoiled nature in La Crescenta-Montrose
La Crescenta-Montrose is an unincorporated area in Los Angeles County, California. Located in the San Fernando Valley, this neighborhood is bounded to the south and west by Glendale, to the east by La Canada Flintridge, and to the north by Angeles National Forest. La Crescenta-Montrose encompasses parts of the Crescenta Valley, San Rafael Hills, and Verdugo Mountains.
As the San Gabriel Valley continues to prosper, La Crescenta-Montrose has become a magnet for people looking for a quieter pace of life. Stunning vistas of the neighboring Angeles Forest are just one perk of living in this suburban paradise, which also features charming residential streets and a central location with lovely restaurants and shops within easy walking distance.
What to Love
- Great schools
- Gorgeous scenery
- Proximity to L.A.
La Crescenta-Montrose is an affluent residential area between the Verdugos and the Angeles Crest. Incredible vistas are par for the course here because of its sought-after location. La Crescenta-Montrose’s closeness to Burbank and downtown Los Angeles makes it a commuter’s paradise; however, La Crescenta-Montrose is far enough away from these areas to maintain its sense of peace. This area is popular for families and professionals who are looking to escape the noise of metropolitan life. While the area isn’t prime for nightlife, Honolulu Boulevard’s excellent businesses bring fun and excitement to the residents of La Crescenta-Montrose.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
La Crescenta-Montrose has many great eateries and locally-owned stores. You'll find the lovely Montrose Shopping Park on Honolulu Avenue, perfect for a stroll thanks to its tree-lined streets. The restaurants, service businesses, boutiques, department stores, and fitness studios that makeup Montrose's primary shopping district provide pleasant and unforgettable experiences for locals.
After a day of shopping, head to one of the many restaurants in La Crescenta for a relaxing meal. The Black Cow is an ideal spot for breakfast. Their chai tea latte is delicious, and they have a wide selection of pastries. New Moon offers a wide selection of traditional and modern Chinese dishes. Everything on the menu is prepared with locally-sourced ingredients, and they have a wide range of gluten-free options. Head to The Star Café for wood-fired pizzas and gourmet Italian fare, as it is the perfect restaurant for a family outing or a romantic dinner. Stop into Basin 141, one of the community’s best gastropubs for locally-sourced craft beer and cocktails.
Other incredible restaurants include Joselito's, Tickle Tree Café, Gus & Andy's Kitchen & Bar, Blue Fish Japanese Restaurant, Divina Cucina, Montrose Town Kitchen & Grill, and Casa Cordoba, among others.
Things to Do
The Montrose Craft Beer Fest is one of the top events in the area. Local brewers and breweries from the greater Los Angeles area gather to share samples of their wares and discuss the unique qualities that set them apart. Local Montrose establishments offer participants free food samples to pair with their cup of ale.
Support the community by attending the Montrose Farmers Market. This classic market is held every Sunday and features a plethora of fresh and prepared items, including the finest fruits, vegetables, and flowers from verified growers in Southern California. The marketplace also features local crafts, antique dealers, and a fun zone for kids.
The Arts and Crafts Festival draws in visitors from far and wide. More than 200 food vendors, singers, entertainers, and fine artists participate in this festival. As you meander through the festival, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase a variety of jewelry, art, handcrafted crafts, and other items from local vendors.
Montrose Oktoberfest features German-style food, fun activities, rides, games, live music, and family entertainment. Oktoberfest also includes several entertaining competitions, such as Mr./Mrs. Oktoberfest, the Mustache & Beard Contest, and the Best-Dressed Bavarian Dog Contest.
La Crescenta-Montrose falls under the Glendale Unified School District. Top schools in the area include:
- Valley View Elementary School, Grades K-6
- Monte Vista Elementary School, Grades K-6
- Rosemont Middle School, Grades 7-8
- Crescenta Valley High School, Grades 9-12
- Chamlian Armenian School, Grades 1-8