Alhambra is a city in Los Angeles County, California, that’s eight miles from the center of Los Angeles. It was named for the palace in Granada, Spain. Alhambra, incorporated in 1903, is a suburb of L. A. and contains neighborhoods called tracts. Since you’re moving to Alhambra Hills, an interesting fact is that your neighborhood was once called the Midwick Tract
You would expect much of the architecture in Southern California to be Spanish. As you’re following Alhambra Hills movers A&A Moving Company to your new home, however, you’ll see Tudor, Colonial, Modern, and Ranch architecture. The houses were built in the 1940s and ’50s and support 3,748 people.
Neighborhood Characteristics of Alhambra Hills
As you follow the Alhambra Hills movers A&A Moving Company truck through your new neighborhood, you’ll see your new neighbors walking dogs, walking for exercise, puttering in their gardens, biking, and enjoying family activities.
It won’t be long before you and your family will be recommending the neighborhood for its peacefulness, cleanliness, its walkability, safety, friendliness, and its access to cool things to see and do around Alhambra.
Alhambra is packed with cool stuff to see and do, beginning with a tour of the historic homes.
Alhambra Hills Historic Homes
This neighborhood was considered the best place to live 100 years ago. Your driving tour will show you Craftsman houses built by artisans, as well as Bungalow houses, small, usually one story cabins or cottages. You’re moving to Alhambra Hills, which was settled by those of Spanish descent. Expect to see lots of terra cotta, white, and arches on homes with dozens of windows, some of which are historic.
Burke Heritage Park And Historical Society Museum
To see how early Californians lived, drop into the museum at 1550 Alhambra Rd. You’ll see their clothing, furniture, books, and other things to get an idea how life was back then. When you’re finished imagining, then step outside into the park.
It’s not much more than a large green space, but be sure to bring a picnic lunch and blanket to sit on. At the end of the park is a gated area featuring the most incredible plants and flowers you’ve ever seen.
Ramona Parlor #109 And Museum of California History
The Ramona Parlor is the second oldest in California, having begun in 1887. A parlor in the 1800s was a meeting space for men to get together, much like a men’s club. The Ramona Parlor is unique in that it has its own museum. Many of the earliest members were socially significant.
What was life like in the late 1800s? Could you see a carriage, pictures and wall art from those days, or period clothing? You won’t want to miss a sprig of edelweiss picked in 1603. Have you ever wanted to know what the 1906 San Francisco earthquake looked like? Be sure to study the pictures in the museum.
Where’s the fun living in a place with no fairs or festivals? Many are in neighborhoods or towns about two miles from Alhambra Hills:
Taco And Art Show
Held Saturday, March 23 at 7 pm at 1125 E. Pico Blvd. In L. A., tour local restaurateurs and artists. Listen to live music and DJs as you enjoy the art and everyone’s favorite party food: tacos!
Brickfest Live LEGO Fan Experience
Held on August 24-25 at the Pasadena Convention Center, see and participate in all sorts of LEGO adventures. Build a LEGO race car and then race everyone else, see them glow in the dark beneath a black light, play LEGO video games, build your own addition to LEGO mosaics, and more.
Downtown L.A. Artwalk Night Market-Food Trucks And Artists
Located at 4th and Spring from 6 pm to midnight on the second Thursday of each month, walk along viewing the most outstanding of local art. Take a break for whichever food truck offers what you crave that night, and listen as the live music guides you through an enchanting evening.
Rose Bowl Flea Market
Sunday, March 10 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, come and see the wares of almost 3,000 vendors. Everything from vintage clothing and furniture to today’s hottest items can be bought at this “flea market of the stars” until 3 pm.
Outcast Comedy Festival
From 5 pm March 23 to 11:30 pm March 24 at the Skiptown Playhouse in 665 N. Heliotrope Dr. in L.A., come to hear stand up and sketches from artists who don’t enjoy the popularity of more seasoned performers due to unforeseen circumstances or not a lot of chances for appearances. An opportunity to hear fresh, unique talent.
A&A Moving Company is happy to accompany you to your new home in Alhambra. We hope you spend many happy years with us here in Southern California.