Property Management Services in Hacienda Heights, CA
Nestled softly between some of the biggest named cities in Southern California is the quaint, little town known as Hacienda Heights. To the left is Los Angeles, on the right is Rowland Heights and Pomona, to the north there is the City of Industry, and south bound is La Habra, but smack dab right in the middle is Hacienda Heights, the perfect family style get-a-way from being surrounded by such booming cities.
It’s a fairytale town with a storybook ending; however, just because this place is peaceful doesn’t mean it houses sleepy civilians. Hacienda Heights is also home to some of the most exciting events, monumental landmarks, and thrilling histories that there is to come by.
So sit back, relax, and let’s take a trip down to Hacienda Heights!
Hacienda Heights began in the early 1800’s with the Spanish who ran this land for agricultural purposes and religious means since the nearby San Gabriel Mission operated it. However, John A. Rowland and William Workman later received the land in 1845 via a Mexican land grant. Those names sound familiar? John A. Rowland was most known for his involvement in settling the land, which is why his name is used in the neighboring community of Rowland Heights, the legacy of his work. William Workman was perhaps the most famous Canadian businessman during the time who was able to industrialize the city for trade and profit thanks to his labor and toils. The highest point in Hacienda Heights, known as Workman Hill, is named after him, so that all can oversee the community on top of the mountain.
Eventually, famous pioneer Elias “Lucky” Baldwin (yes the same Lucky Baldwin of the luxury Baldwin Hotel) acquired the land and further monopolized the growing community with his successful business investments. However, his descendants later sold the land in 1912 where the plot was subdivided into different sectors to grow avocados, citrus orchards, and walnuts. Unfortunately, the property took a hard hit during the Great Depression when all three crops dropped in sales because of the ailing economy, and the acreage became unprofitable and ridden with pests.
Finally, Hacienda Heights took its final ownership in 1950 when the land was taken over by a handful of residential developers who transformed the rural property into a high-end suburb estate. Today, the legacy of the developers lives on, as this neighborhood is highly centered on the values of family living and a close-knit community.
Southern California is best known for its constant whether and that is no exception for Hacienda Heights. The climate is comfortably warm 90% of the year with showers during the rainy season. On average, the sky is blue and the sun shines around 80 degrees F with coastal breezes flowing in from the pacific to break the heat when needed.
As mentioned above, this city is centrally located between a few massively commercialized capitals, which makes Hacienda Heights the absolute perfect and quiet community of rest. The area is known as a “bedroom community” meaning a majority of the city is constructed of home and neighborhoods, and that most of the residents commute outside to the neighboring cities for work purposes. Its homeowners are adamant about maintaining friendly and neighborly values since the public is so tightly knit and all of the schools are located nearby, thus ensuring the safety of the students.
Overall, Hacienda Heights is a fairly safe and friendly community. Because of its suburban drive, most of the streets are lined with cottages and beautiful homes that are perfect for families of all sizes.
Fun Things to Do:
Since Hacienda Heights is such a community driven suburban town, most of the immediate activities are just outside of the city limits. However, because most of the residents do commute to work, the city has an extensive network of interweaving highways and streets that will make traveling to any destination, both near and far, a breeze.
Some of our most favorite local attractions include the expanse of hiking trails. Its no wonder a city called Hacienda “Heights” has some of the most beautiful mountain trails to explore. La Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority is adamant about keeping the pathways beautiful and clean for all nature lovers so that humans and furry critters can enjoy the trails year round. One of our favorite paths is the Native Oak trail which has many access points so hikers can enjoy a loop trail from as short as a mile to as long as 4 miles. Not to mention, there is plenty of green foliage, secret places of discovery and solace, and a peaceful stream that flows rather consistently all year.
Don’t worry movie connoisseurs, we haven’t forgotten about you! Definitely check out the authentic and historically preserved Vineland Drive-In Theater to fulfill any movie going need. Prices are cheep, food is great, and the atmosphere is wonderful! Bring your own blankets and Chinese take-out for added fun with friends and family.
Thanks to the countless interlocking highways, big name fun is always just a short drive away as well. Disneyland is only a 30-minute trek southbound as well as Knott’s Berry Farm and California Adventure. Looking to beat the heat? Raging Waters, the third nationally ranked waterpark by the Travel Channel, is just 11 miles from Hacienda Heights. Be prepared to be soaked because this amusement park has over 36 slides and water filled attractions.