Welcome to La Canada Flintridge
Affluence meets small-town vibes in this diverse LA neighborhood
Known for its tranquility and prestige, La Canada Flintridge is a Los Angeles suburb coveted for its affluent lifestyle and small-town charm. Full of serenity and scenic beauty, La Canada, as it is commonly called, is set at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. Historically, La Canada was home to some of the first gold rush settlers, and the temperate climate was famous for its health benefits.
Single-family homes abound and include diverse architectural styles, like Craftsman, Colonial, Palladian, Prairie, and Farmhouse designs. One of the most exclusive suburbs of Los Angeles, this palatial setting offers a quiet, community-oriented atmosphere perfect for family life.
What to Love
- Diverse community
- Upscale lifestyle
- Excellent schools
- Tight-knit community
People & Lifestyle
La Canada residents tend to be highly educated and successful, with most taking advantage of entertainment industry opportunities at nearby studios and production companies. People here love the slow pace of the suburbs and enjoy the cultural richness of this unique, city-adjacent area. Locals tend to be well-traveled and have urbane tastes in the arts, and many are high-level executives. Known for its excellent schools and spacious homes and green space, La Canada is perfect for family life with a touch of city sophistication.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
There’s no need to leave this pretty neighborhood to find a gourmet meal. La Canada Flintridge boasts plenty of top-notch restaurants and a variety of cuisines. Built in 1953, Taylor's Steakhouse has been voted the best steakhouse in Los Angeles. The swanky supper-club setting offers a full bar, wine room, and patio with a fireplace. Stop in for dinner, or reserve one of the private rooms for bigger celebrations.
For something a bit more low-key, Los Gringos Locos is a must. They’re known for their Monday Margaritas, made with fresh lemon and lime juice, as well as their famous Tableside Guacamole. Hang out on the patio with friends, and enjoy shrimp tacos, a relaxed vibe, and the best Mexican food in La Canada. Cafe Sole, a top Italian eatery in the area, offers fresh authentic Italian dishes in an elegant and inviting setting, and Honeybird has the best fried chicken you’ll find in LA.
Things to Do
La Canada Flintridge is a truly unique neighborhood offering a varied selection of activities for every age and interest. A favorite spot for Angelinos, Descanso Gardens is a botanical garden offering a unique Southern California landscape. Prized for its beauty, historical significance, and rare living collection of plants and flowers, you’ll also find plenty of special exhibits, like Enchanted, an interactive, nighttime experience.
Learn about your new neighborhood at the Lanterman House, a bungalow-style historic house museum. The museum’s mission is to collect and preserve the rich history of La Cañada Flintridge and share that history and sense of community with the residents. The museum offers exhibits, educational programs, and annual events, like the Holiday Open House in December and the festive Gingerbread House Contest.
Located high above the Los Angeles basin, the Mount Wilson Observatory offers the best astronomical viewing in America. You can also find horseback riding lessons at the Flintridge Riding Club. The riding facility covers 40 acres and offers jumping arenas, dressage courts, a cross-country field, and accommodations for 180 horses. Go on a relaxing trail ride through the neighboring cities, take a lesson or lounge in the clubhouse.