An Overview of Azusa
Azusa is located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles County and borders on the cities of Glendora, Covina, and Monrovia. This scenic, quiet city has a storied history, from land disputes around the time of the Mexican-American war through the Dustbowl Era and its placement along historic Route 66. Today Azusa offers a relaxed, suburban atmosphere that is 25 miles outside of Downtown Los Angeles. An “A” displayed high above the city on the San Gabriel Mountains denotes Azusa’s position within the San Gabriel Valley and can be seen within a 30-mile radius.
Wiith a population over 46,000, Azusa is a popular place to call home for those seeking a more peaceful lifestyle than the city offers while still having easy access to parts elsewhere, including Downtown Los Angeles to the west and Riverside and the Inland Empire to the east. Additionally, LA Metro’s Gold Line rail runs through Azusa, offering a simple alternative commute option into Downtown Los Angeles. Azusa Pacific University accounts for a portion of the population between students, faculty, and staff and is a notable private Christian university that has been in the area since 1899.