Alhambra

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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.

Heritage

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
$1,553,828

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

2318 Rogers, Alhambra, Ca- 91803

MLS# SW18098015
$1,449,010

Brand new luxury home in exclusive gated community. This home is situated on a large lot with beautiful views. Spacious open floorplan w/ gourmet kitchen which includes Wolf appliances and subzero refrigerator. Master suite with balcony, huge walk...

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

2305 Rogers, Alhambra, Ca- 91803

MLS# SW18098294
$1,418,000

Brand new luxury home in exclusive gated community. This home is situated on a large lot with beautiful views of Downtown LA. Spacious open floorplan w/ gourmet kitchen which includes Wolf appliances and subzero refrigerator. Master suite with...

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3,529 Sq Ft 4 Bedrooms 4F 1H Bathrooms 2 Garages

2308 Rogers, Alhambra, Ca- 91803

MLS# SW18098278
$1,388,000

Brand new luxury home in exclusive gated community. This home is situated on a large lot with beautiful views. Spacious open floorplan w/ gourmet kitchen which includes Wolf appliances and subzero refrigerator. Master suite with balcony, huge walk...

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

2328 Rogers, Alhambra, Ca- 91803

MLS# SW18097996
$1,368,000

Brand new luxury home in exclusive gated community. This home is situated on a large lot with beautiful views. Spacious open floorplan w/ gourmet kitchen which includes Wolf appliances and subzero refrigerator. Master suite with balcony, huge walk...

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616 Olive, Alhambra, Ca- 91801

MLS# WS18004524
$1,200,000

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

1108 4th, Alhambra, Ca- 91801

MLS# CV18068465
$975,000

Beautiful Spanish style home* This home has newer windows* Copper Plumbing* Step down Formal living room* It has hardwood flooring in the family room* Upgraded A/C* Beautiful Pool-feels like your in a resort for the summer months with a newer pool...

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2,261 Sq Ft 4 Bedrooms 3F  Bathrooms 2 Garages

1006 Almansor, Alhambra, Ca- 91801

MLS# WS18095830
$899,999

Great opportunity! Conveniently located in a great area in City of Alhambra near Almansor Park, School, Restaurants and Supermarket. Completely, newly remodeled in 2013. The home features 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms on 1,924 Square Feet of Living...

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1,924 Sq Ft 5 Bedrooms 5F  Bathrooms 2 Garages

423 8th St., Alhambra, Ca- 91801

MLS# WS18066267
$888,000

Welcome to this beautifully totally remodeled by year of 2016 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home ideally situated in the heart of Alhambra. This single story home sits on a well kept landscaped lot of 7500 sqft and a generous living space of 1,968 Sqft to...

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1,968 Sq Ft 4 Bedrooms 2F  Bathrooms 2 Garages

286 Hampden, Alhambra, Ca- 91801

MLS# OC18004041
$850,000

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

1136 Almansor, Alhambra, Ca- 91801

MLS# AR18076221
$848,000

Great investment opportunity , conveniently located in the great area of City of Alhambra . Walking distance to supermarket, restaurants and bank. Property is being sold as is condition, no repairs will be done. Offers subject to interior...

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1,817 Sq Ft 5 Bedrooms 2F  Bathrooms 2 Garages

2417 Warwick, Alhambra, Ca- 91803

MLS# CV17275966
$839,900

Upgraded home in Alhambra with 8 bedrooms and 3 full 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 fwy,...

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

1712 Marguerita, Alhambra, Ca- 91803

MLS# CV18103505
$828,000

Don't miss the chance to own this remodeled 4+2 Alhambra family home with freshly painted exterior and interior. Completely remodeled in 2006, this home has a remodeled kitchen, large family room, formal living room, formal dining room. Large...

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2,247 Sq Ft 4 Bedrooms 2F  Bathrooms 2 Garages

1812 6th, Alhambra, Ca- 91803

MLS# MB18098304
$818,500

Beautiful!! 1931 Custom Spanish-Revival Home in the highly desired city of Alhambra! 3 Bedroom 2 Bath. This home was built and designed with many unique details both inside and outside.Ornamental ironwork entrance gates. Arched walled courtyard...

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2,248 Sq Ft 3 Bedrooms 2F  Bathrooms 2 Garages

2809 Hellman, Alhambra, Ca- 91803

MLS# SR18089936
$800,000

Highly Sought Historic Midwick Tract 3+2 POOL residence w/ INTERIOR COURTYARD & ATTACHED garage. Don't wait to view. The bedrooms are large, with the kitchen & dining room being the focal point. Home contains original vintage multi-color...

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1,442 Sq Ft 3 Bedrooms 2F  Bathrooms 2 Garages

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