HOME
The Info List - Crescenta Valley


--- Advertisement ---



The Crescenta Valley
Crescenta Valley
is a small inland valley in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County, California, lying between the San Gabriel Mountains
San Gabriel Mountains
on the northeast and the Verdugo Mountains
Verdugo Mountains
and San Rafael Hills
San Rafael Hills
on the southwest. It opens into the San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley
at the northwest and the San Gabriel Valley at the southeast. It is nearly bisected by the Verdugo Wash, a smaller valley separating the Verdugo Mountains
Verdugo Mountains
from the San Rafael Hills. Most of the valley lies at an elevation of over 1,500 feet (450 m).

Contents

1 History 2 Communities 3 Weather 4 References 5 External links

History[edit] Crescenta Valley
Crescenta Valley
was a pastoral area under the Rancho Tujunga, Rancho San Rafael and Rancho La Canada land grants during the Spanish and Mexican periods. The first American settler in the valley was Theodore Pickens, who settled at the top of today's Briggs Avenue in 1871. The western portion of Rancho La Canada, which included the major portion of the valley, was subdivided in 1881 into 10-acre parcels by Dr. Benjamin B. Briggs. Significant suburban residential development began with the opening of the Montrose subdivision in 1913, accelerating significantly after World War II. Today, the Crescenta Valley
Crescenta Valley
is a mature suburban area. The name "Crescenta" does not derive from the Spanish word for "crescent", which is el creciente. Benjamin Briggs coined the name from the English word "crescent" because he could see three crescent-shaped formations from his home,[1] or because of the shape of the valley.[2] The post office was established in 1888, with the Post Office adding the "La" to the name to distinguish it from Crescent City, California.[2] Communities[edit] Incorporated cities, districts of Los Angeles, districts of Glendale, and unincorporated census-designated places in the Crescenta Valley include:

City of La Cañada Flintridge Crescenta Highlands (also known as "Glendale Annex"): City of Glendale La Crescenta-Montrose: unincorporated LA county & City of Glendale Montrose: City of Glendale Sunland: City of Los Angeles Tujunga: City of Los Angeles Verdugo City: City of Glendale

Weather[edit] Daytime temperatures are generally 10 to 15 °F (6 to 8 °C) warmer than those in coastal regions. References[edit]

^ Gudde, Erwin G. (1998). California
California
Place Names: The Origin and Etymology of Current Geographic Names, 4th ed. Berkeley: University of California
California
Press. ^ a b Dougherty, June (1993). Sources of History: La Crescenta. Privately printed.

External links[edit]

Crescenta Valley
Crescenta Valley
Chamber of Commerce Historical Society of Crescenta Valley Crescenta Valley
Crescenta Valley
Weekly

v t e

City of Los Angeles

Topics

History

Timeline

Transportation Culture Landmarks Historic sites Skyscrapers Demographics Crime Sports Media Music Notable people Lists

Government

Flag Mayors City Council (President) Other elected officials Airport DWP Fire Department Police Public schools Libraries Port Transportation

LA Regions Crescenta Valley Downtown Eastside Harbor Area Greater Hollywood Northeast LA Northwest LA San Fernando Valley South LA Westside Wilshire

Mid-City West Mid-Wilshire

v t e

 State of California

Sacramento (capital)

Topics

Culture

Food Music Myth Sports

Demographics Earthquakes Economy Education Environment Geography

Climate Ecology Flora Fauna

Government

Capitol Districts Governor Legislature Supreme Court

Healthcare History Law National Historic Landmarks National Natural Landmarks NRHP listings Politics

Congressional delegations Elections

People Protected areas

State Parks State Historic Landmarks

Symbols Transportation Water Index of articles

Regions

Antelope Valley Big Sur California
California
Coast Ranges Cascade Range Central California Central Coast Central Valley Channel Islands Coachella Valley Coastal California Conejo Valley Cucamonga Valley Death Valley East Bay (SF Bay Area) East County (SD) Eastern California Emerald Triangle Gold Country Great Basin Greater San Bernardino Inland Empire Klamath Basin Lake Tahoe Greater Los Angeles Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Basin Lost Coast Mojave Desert Mountain Empire North Bay (SF) North Coast North Coast (SD) Northern California Owens Valley Oxnard Plain Peninsular Ranges Pomona Valley Sacramento Valley Salinas Valley San Fernando Valley San Francisco
San Francisco
Bay Area San Francisco
San Francisco
Peninsula San Gabriel Valley San Joaquin Valley Santa Clara Valley Santa Clara River Valley Santa Clarita Valley Santa Ynez Valley Shasta Cascade Sierra Nevada Silicon Valley South Bay (LA) South Bay (SD) South Bay (SF) South Coast Southern Border Region Southern California Transverse Ranges Tri-Valley Victor Valley Wine Country

Metro regions

Metropolitan Fresno Los Angeles
Los Angeles
metropolitan area Greater Sacramento San Bernardino-Riverside metropolitan area San Francisco
San Francisco
metropolitan area San Diego–Tijuana

Counties

Alameda Alpine Amador Butte Calaveras Colusa Contra Costa Del Norte El Dorado Fresno Glenn Humboldt Imperial Inyo Kern Kings Lake Lassen Los Angeles Madera Marin Mariposa Mendocino Merced Modoc Mono Monterey Napa Nevada Orange Placer Plumas Riverside Sacramento San Benito San Bernardino San Diego San Francisco San Joaquin San Luis Obispo San Mateo Santa Barbara Santa Clara Santa Cruz Shasta Sierra Siskiyou Solano Sonoma Stanislaus Sutter Tehama Trinity Tulare Tuolumne Ventura Yolo Yuba

Most populous cities

Los Angeles San Diego San Jose San Francisco Fresno Sacramento Long Beach Oakland Bakersf

.