Why Live in Azusa, CA
Following the trail: Take your mountain bike and explore the trail at Azusa Canyon, which takes you from canyon lands to lofty views of the surrounding area. If you prefer your own two feet, try the East Fork Trail of the San Gabriel River. Although this path crosses several wilderness areas, its final destination is a 130-foot concrete bridge.
Waiting for price cuts: If you're willing to wait, you may be able to get the home of your dreams for less. About 24% of listings in the city get price cuts, with over 12% finally selling below list price. A local agent can find rent to own houses among these bargains for you, in areas such as Pasadena Avenue and East Promenade.
Learn about history: Find out about the city's origins at the Durrel House Museum, which is maintained by the Azusa Historical Society. Come face-to-face with city pioneers at Fairmount Cemetery, which is listed as both a state and federal landmark.
Lower than L.A.: At a median price of $338,300, homes in Azusa represent far better values than those in Los Angeles, which has a median price of $501.300. The average home in Azusa was built in 1954 and is 1,250 square feet, much like the homes off of Crystal Canyon Drive or Lemon Avenue.
Relaxing with greenery: Northside is the biggest city park in the area, with over 15 acres of lighted sports fields, picnic areas with barbecues and a frisbee golf course. The smaller Gladstone Park has courts for playing basketball and volleyball.
More manageable sizes: If you'd like a smaller, easier-to-care-for home, you'll find many possibilities in Azusa. Over 37% of the residences are from 1,000 to 1,400 square feet and an additional 25% are under 1,000 square feet. Another 22% are between 1,400 and 1,800 square feet, and 17% are from 1,800 to 2,400 square feet. These smaller homes can be found on Payson Street and Kirkwall Road, among others.
Celebrate the city: Azusa Golden Days honors the founding of the city with a celebrity softball game, bingo night and of course, a parade and carnival. The event survives on volunteers, so join a volunteer meeting at to see how you can help. The Azusa Library has even forgave overdue fees in the past in the name of Azusa Golden Days!
Better state values: With a median list price of $324,900 and a median sale price of $338,500, for both rent to own and mortgage financed options, Azusa house prices are better than most of California. The state shows a median list of $382,500 and a median sale of $365,000. Affordable housing is available almost everywhere, including Cerritos Avenue and Foothill Boulevard.
Easy Commutes: Azusa has good public transportation and easy highway access. Highway 210 heads toward Pasadena and the San Fernando Valley, while the 57 travels to Orange County. Public transportation within the city comes from Foothill Transit. Commuter train access is available with shuttle service to the Metrolink.