Arcadia

Arcadia is known as the best town to raise a child. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Arcadia was named one of the “Best Places to Raise Your Kids: 2010” for the second year in a row. The city touts a low-crime rate, an esteemed Blue Ribbon awarded public school system, and wealthy residents that outcompete the likes of Newport Beach by $310,779 in median household income. Arcadia houses for sale rests at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains in a city is home to the adrenaline-fueled Santa Anita Park racetrack and the pristine Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.

Located near the Rose Bowl, the gorgeous and well-manicured 127-acre Arboretum encloses a dainty Queen Mary cottage, a stable, rose gardens, waterfalls, lakes, and ever present eye-catching peacocks. If you want to take the kids for a hike or need some time in nature, get lost for hours in the Arboretum exploring geography-specific plants and their habitats. If you’re looking for more wildlife, the Angeles National Forest is just north of Arcadia, a hop, skip, and a jump away from access to everything green and lush. But be careful, don’t get lost if you’re determined to be a pioneer of your own trail. Signs posted at the entrances to hiking trails and campgrounds warn of hungry wildlife.

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