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.
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Spectacular view home! A Must See! Nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac near Bailey Canyon, this spacious foothill retreat offers a very open floor plan & breathtaking 180 degree city views making this an entertainer's dream. Impeccably & thoughtfully...More Details
From its foothill perch looking out to the city light views beyond & the Angeles National Forest behind, is Precision Development's latest monument to Mid Century design: a delight of architectural form, finish & lifestyle. The scope of work is...More Details
Major Price drop in this newly majorly renovated property!! Contact soon, this deal will not stay on the market for long!! For any modern family looking to find a dream home, look no further than this property located in the much sought-after...More Details
Buyer Has Not Performed, BACK ON MARKET. Impressive panoramic views await from this newer construction English Tudor mini estate! Views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island are commonplace on a clear day! The property is located on a semi...More Details
This sophisticated mountain view retreat in Sierra Madre's Marlborough Terrace is a masterpiece of indoor-outdoor living! The large formal living room has an expansive cathedral ceiling with 13 windows and doors opening up to the...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
Completed upgrade house in a quiet neighborhood. Well positioned corner lot has no wasted space. Very roomy 3 bedroom, 2 full baths, open concept layout with formal living, formal dining, family room AND eat-in kitchen. One-of-a-kind custom...More Details
Beautiful and Charming Bungalow home in the lovely Sierra Madre area. This home has been updated with all attention to detail and craftsmanship a home of this character deserves. Wide plank hardwood flooring throughout, custom windows, beautiful...More Details
The quaint, artistic Canyon of Sierra Madre is known for its eclectic architecture, bridges, river rock walls, stream and wildlife. This custom built, streamline home with Art Deco influences features nearly 3400SF, including an office for 2 with...More Details
This 1913 three bedroom 2 bath Craftsman home has undergone a detailed restoration maintaining the original charm and character of the home while providing all of the upgrades currently expected in homes today. Features include a kitchen with...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
Great opportunity to own two charming homes on a single corner lot with separate addresses and separate utilities nestled under mature trees – Zoned R2. The two-story main house is approximately 2,117sf and has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a...More Details
Enchanting English Tudor in wonderful Sierra Madre location, south facing with mountain views. Character abounds throughout this home. Brand new kitchen, stainless steel appliances, bistro/breakfast room, spacious living room with fireplace....More Details
Nestled along the foothills of Sierra Madre is this tastefully renovated home just blocks away from the picture perfect, Downtown shopping village. This home has plenty of privacy with a natural hedge encompassing the nearly 9500 sq ft lot. You're...More Details
Location! Location! Single story Newly Remodeled home on a beautiful tree lined street. Two bedrooms, two baths with a large family room that could be a third bedroom. Remodeled Kitchen open to the Dining Area, with new cabinets, sink and counter...More Details