What should an “All-American City” include? How about movies in the park on clear, spring nights? Or campfire pits overlooking the mountains and “Huck Finn” family fishing tournaments? An “All-American City” should have streets that are paved with history that causes kids eyes to light up. This city would still have people who care enough to pick up litter and rake leaves. This city would be more than a place to live; it would be a safe place to plant dreams. This city is Sierra Madre, California.
In 2007, Sierra Madre in Los Angeles County, California was awarded the All-American City Award by the National Civic League. This fun and esteemed award is only given to ten communities annually. The award stands as recognition that a community not only comes together to handle problems but also that the community is home to citizens who work hand in hand to prove that there is still so much good in the world.
Almost everyone has seen the February, 1945 photograph entitled: Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima which depicts six U.S. military men lifting a 37-square-foot American flag atop the war-torn volcanic soil of Iwo Jima, Japan. Very few people, however, are aware of the history of that particular flag. In reality, a 22 year old California boy left his family and home in Sierra Madre to report to Pearl Harbor at the height of World War II. Before deploying to the Pacific, Alan Wood found the flag in a Navy depot and felt like it may be important. So, he tucked it into his belongings and headed off for what has often been described as the worst piece of the worst war the world has ever known. His intuition proved correct when the immortalized flag was finally raised on February 23.
Sierra Madre, also known as the “Village of the Foothills” is located west of Pasadena and just below the Angeles National forest in the San Gabriel Valley. As the home of less than 11,000 people, Sierra Madre is a quaint little city. It is the only city in Los Angeles County which still proudly uses a volunteer fire department.
By comparison to California as a whole, Sierra Madre was barely affected by the tragic 2008 market collapse. This is good news for the residents of this once wisteria covered city. Also, according to FBI crime statistics for 2010, Sierra Madre’s violent crime rate was 70.6% lower than the state average for the given population. Despite the small size of this town offers a variety of schools and ensures that all young residents have access to top of the line educations.
With rich history, safe streets, highly enjoyable community events and a strong spirit of togetherness, Sierra Madre is a hidden gem tucked away in the foothills. There are many different descriptions and titles of this little community, but one thing everyone always agrees on is that Sierra Madre is more than just a small town; it’s a home. It’s the place to enjoy today and plant dreams for the generation to come.
Sierra Madre Neighborhoods
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Brand New South facing with Arcadia Schools* 2016 Ultra Modern Contemporary one of a kind on the north hillside of Sierra Madre with Arcadia Schools * Uniquely and artfully designed, the property development is taking advantage by the fact that it...More Details
Perfectly situated on a cul-de-sac this superb custom-built home is adjacent the 100+/- acre monastery affording an open, private and expansive feeling. This lovely home offers generously sized rooms as well as an over-sized, 2-car garage with...More Details
Very rare opportunity to own a unique property in one Sierra Madre's nicest locations. This property consists of 5 different structures on over 20,000 square Foot lot facing South. There are three single family homes with their own kitchen and...More Details
Welcome to the best of all worlds; an exceptional home located in the quaint city of Sierra Madre and set within the acclaimed Arcadia Unified School District. This 4 BD, 3 BA California traditional has been tastefully upgraded and is perched on a...More Details
HUGE lot size - 21319 with two parcels in the center location of Sierra Madre, full of citrus trees, on the most desirable street in Sierra Madre! There are two structures on the property. The main house is currently being utilized as a duplex....More Details
SIERRA MADRE BEAUTY - OPEN FLOOR PLAN - IMMACULATE! 3,513 Sq ft. of beautifully maintained living space in this 5 bedroom 5 bath home. Enter into the formal living and formal dining area that features a beautiful stone fire place and gleaming...More Details
**NEW PRICE**Beautiful single level home in Sierra Madre with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 Baths and large lot area of 28793 SF. Recently upgraded with new roof, new windows, new HVAC systems, new plumbing systems, new spacious kitchen with granite counters...More Details
Nestled back from the street, this south facing home boasts an abundance of living space of 2,611 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sits on a huge, flat lot of 18,751 square feet! This beautiful home is located in the charming community...More Details
South facing mid-century home in picturesque Sierra Madre. Great mountain views behind and awesome valley views in front from this large 11,000+ sq ft lot with swimming pool. Enjoy the modern kitchen with breakfast nook, relax in the charming...More Details
Casual elegance - California style!! Inspired by the ideals of tradition, this comfortable and confident home is sited on a quiet cul-de-sac in the serene foothills of Sierra Madre. The interior is both enveloping and open to the outdoors with...More Details
HUGE PRICE REDUCTION! This charming, "Corporate Owned" home is located in an exceptional neighborhood and is within walking distance to the Sierra Madre Village and the Recreational Center. The expansive floor plan with 2,736 square feet,...More Details
This immaculate Mediterranean contemporary style home is located in northeast Sierra Madre. Secluded elegance depicts this four bedroom, 3 bath split level home, with vaulted entry and living room, with floor to ceiling rock fireplace and lots of...More Details
There is something incredibly soulful about a meticulously restored historic home. The Bartlett House was built in 1895 and is filled with light and warmth and is located on a tree lined street in a character filled section of Sierra Madre. A...More Details
Nice house with 2 bedroom, a small bonus room and 1 bath with a back unit with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom separate living. The back can be great for rentals or a separate guest house. Situated in a huge 8300 sq ft lot.More Details
41 N Mountain Trail is in the heart of Sierra Madre, walking distance to the shops and restaurants in the historic downtown. This beautifully remodeled California Bungalow is set up perfectly in every way. Walk in to a cozy living room with a...More Details