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Both the City of Alhambra, California and the Alhambra Palace in Grenada, Spain stand as a testament that the strength and beauty of the future will always be built on the foundations and dreams of the past.

Once called the City of Houses, Alhambra, California has welcomed many waves of immigrants with open arms. This diversity is evident in the range of historical architecture that can still be seen today. Each group of people comes with different experiences, talents and goals but they all have a shared dream to make this life more beautiful.

Currently Alhambra benefits from an above-national average Asian population. The city has a thriving economy with many Chinese restaurants and businesses.

For the most part, Alhambra is considered a quiet town by most and enjoys a low crime rate for a city of its size. The city has recently undergone several renovation and restoration projects. These projects are projected to draw new business and increase the home values without sacrificing the peaceful atmosphere appreciated by the current residents.


Benjamin Davis Wilson set foot on California soil in 1840. He only meant to stay at the Mission San Gabriel for a short period of time before continuing on to China. He was enchanted by this budding area and made it his home. He bought a ranch in 1843 and married in 1844. He was well liked and quickly earned the nickname Don Benito or Little Ben. He sided with California in their fight for independence and later joined with the United States after much political unrest. He was captured and sentenced to death. He narrowly escaped with his life and returned home. Along with the help of his son in-law, Wilson bought large tracts of land and divided it into many of the areas now know in the San Gabriel Valley.

Alhambra was finally incorporated on Saturday, July 11, 1903.

What’s in a name?

Wilson settled on the name Alhambra at the pleadings of his youngest daughter, Ruth. The ten year old girl had recently read Washington Irving’s book: The Tales of Alhambra. She was captivated by the vivid countryside Irving described and imagined that the mountain landscape she saw, from her window, was the romantic scenery of Grenada, Spain. In the spirit of Alhambra, Wilson named many landmarks and streets after the late Spanish influence. This heritage can still be seen today.

Washington Irving travels to Spain

At the turn of the century the well-loved writer, Washington Irving traveled to Grenada, Spain and was invited to stay at the awe inspiring Alhambra Palace. During his visit, he penned a travel manuscript that would later be published under the title The Tales of Alhambra. These writings described a romantic and exciting history behind the exquisite palace. The red walls conceal the grandeur. Layers and layers of motifs, pillars, designs and additions whisper of dozens of dreams and ideas. Irving told of the rise and fall of governments and peoples. He swept the readers away and revealed to them that the real glory of Alhambra Palace is the mosaic of human lives that created it.

Alhambra Neighborhoods

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2303 Rogers, Alhambra, Ca- 91803

MLS# SW18048915

Experience a new standard of sophistication at Sapphire by Emerald Homes. Located in the Midwick Collection community of Alhambra, this exclusive new home neighborhood sits within a gated enclave. Unparalleled quality and refined design are...

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3,572 Sq Ft 4 Bedrooms 4F 1H Bathrooms 2 Garages

616 Olive, Alhambra, Ca- 91801

MLS# WS18004524

This stunning 4 bedroom and 4 bath 2066 sq single level house is prominently sited on 6981 sq lot in North Alhambra. Original year built is 1921 but rebuilt to 2066 sq modern house just 7years ago. Almost brand new beautiful house in North...

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2,066 Sq Ft 4 Bedrooms 4F  Bathrooms 5 Garages

529 El Molino, Alhambra, Ca- 91801

MLS# 818000372

Welcome to this recently remodeled home, located adjacent to San Marino in the most desirable area of Alhambra. This unique five-bedroom house boasts an open floor plan, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel sink/appliances and granite countertops....

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2,116 Sq Ft 5 Bedrooms 2F 1H Bathrooms 2 Garages

286 Hampden, Alhambra, Ca- 91801

MLS# OC18004041

Location! Location! Location! PRICE REDUCED!!! Welcome yourself home to being King and /or Queen of the hill. A remarkable find in Los Angeles Area, close to freeways, schools, and services, this 3 bedroom, 3 baths boasts 1986 square feet of...

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1,986 Sq Ft 3 Bedrooms 3F  Bathrooms 2 Garages

831 Dos Robles, Alhambra, Ca- 91801

MLS# AR18030992

Location!!! 4 bedrooms 3 Baths single family house located in North Alhambra, two master suites. few minutes to USC medical center, the main street and more. the house features big living room, huge dining room, lovely porch. over 7000 sqft lots,...

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1,854 Sq Ft 4 Bedrooms 3F  Bathrooms 2 Garages

146 Stockbridge, Alhambra, Ca- 91801

MLS# 818000111

Spanish bungalow set on a hillside with expansive views of the San Gabriel Valley & surrounding mountains features three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The main level opens to a large formal living room with a character fireplace and views all the...

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2,342 Sq Ft 3 Bedrooms 1F  Bathrooms 1 Garages

1110 Sierra Vista, Alhambra, Ca- 91801

MLS# AR18045854

Newly remodeled 4 Bed / 4 Baths Turn-key Home! Nestled in the prestigious neighbor of the sought after Alhambra, this magnificent beautiful home is perfect for raising a family. Open floor plan fill with natural lights. 3 large master suites, each...

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1,631 Sq Ft 4 Bedrooms 3F  Bathrooms 6 Garages

526 Cordova, Alhambra, Ca- 91801

MLS# WS18055779

Welcome to this beautifully remodeled 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home ideally situated in the heart of Alhambra. This single story home sits on a well kept landscaped lot of 6,383 sqft and a generous living space of 1,839 Sqft to comfortably relax...

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1,839 Sq Ft 3 Bedrooms 2F 1H Bathrooms 2 Garages

2417 Warwick, Alhambra, Ca- 91803

MLS# CV17275966

Completely upgraded home in Alhambra with 8 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Turnkey, and amazing property centrally located near Downtown LA, near Cal State LA, near South Pasadena, and near San Marino. Easy access to 10...

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2,089 Sq Ft 8 Bedrooms 3F  Bathrooms 2 Garages

1501 Pedley, Alhambra, Ca- 91803

MLS# AR18052404

Welcome to 1501 Pedley in beautiful Alhambra, California. Located in the very highly sought after Midwick Tract, this quiet street, with beautiful curb appeal homes, is ready for a new family. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home boasts over 1,800 sqft...

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1,809 Sq Ft 3 Bedrooms 2F  Bathrooms 2 Garages

2932 Pyrenees, Alhambra, Ca- 91803

MLS# WS18018047

Nestled in the hills of the historic Midwick Park Tract of Alhambra, within eye’s view of the infamous Pyrenees Castle, rests an impeccably remodeled Mediterranean Revival home. As you enter through the beautiful wrought-iron gates, a...

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1,798 Sq Ft 3 Bedrooms 2F  Bathrooms 2 Garages

2029 Stoneman, Alhambra, Ca- 91801

MLS# WS18055765

Excellent Location! One-Story Single Family Home, Nicely Remodeled ! This Home offers 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms including a Spacious Master Suite. Brand new Laminated wood floors throughout the home. Central A/C & Heating, interior Laundry Area ,...

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1,643 Sq Ft 4 Bedrooms 3F  Bathrooms 2 Garages

314 Garfield, Alhambra, Ca- 91801

MLS# WS18057874

The purchase of subject property (APN #5337-008-006) is subject to also purchase the adjacent property (APN# 5337-008-007) and escrow close concurrently. The lot size for two combined properties will be around 15,000 SF. The measurement is 100 x...

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1,704 Sq Ft 3 Bedrooms 1F  Bathrooms N/A

316 Garfield, Alhambra, Ca- 91801

MLS# WS18058032

The purchase of subject property (APN #5337-008-007) is subject to also purchase the adjacent property (APN# 5337-008-006) and escrow close concurrently. The lot size for two combined properties will be around 15,000 SF. The measurement is 100 x...

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924 Sq Ft 2 Bedrooms 1F  Bathrooms N/A

25 1225 Granada, Alhambra, Ca- 91801

MLS# PF18017894

BACK ON THE MARKET - NO fault of property! Buyer did not perform! San Marino adjacent, 1-story condo situated in a garden complex with lush landscaping and a private community pool. This rare unit, 1 of only 4, 3-bedroom units in the complex,...

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1,586 Sq Ft 3 Bedrooms 2F  Bathrooms 2 Garages

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