The City of Alhambra has a wonderful combination of housing, business, employment and recreational opportunities. This enabled Alhambra to achieve its vision of serving as the premiere family-oriented and economically prosperous community in the San Gabriel Valley.
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Alhambra has many historic homes with charming good looks, fine design and excellence in workmanship. You will find classic styles such as Craftsman, Bungalow, Spanish Mediterranean, Spanish Colonial, Italian Beaux-Arts, and Arts & Crafts. Alhambra is today, as it was in early advertising, an elegant “City of Homes” in the heart of the famous San Gabriel Valley between Los Angeles and Pasadena.”
Today, the City of Alhambra has over 30,000 housing units including:
Fun, family-oriented activities are always taking place in and around Alhambra. Check out the calendar of events here. Don’t miss these March events:
Sat., March 3-Sat., March 24 – “Look at This, Look at That: A Tribute to Dr. Seuss” at the Nucleus Gallery. Sun-Thurs: 12 p.m.-8 p.m., Fri-Sat: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Over 35 artists will pay homage to Dr. Seuss, one of the most renowned children’s book writers and illustrators. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 3 from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Location: 210 E. Main St., Alhambra 91801. For more information, call 626-458-7477, or visit www.gallerynucleus.com.
Sunday, March 11 – Alhambra Certified Farmer’s Market: Free Children’s Craft: “Lucky Shamrock Lapel Pin” – 9 a.m.-11 a.m. The Alhambra Certified Farmer’s Market becomes the perfect family outing as children ages 12 years and younger have an opportunity to create a craft “masterpiece” while you shop for fresh California-grown fruits and vegetables. There is a limit of one craft per child, and all crafts are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. All crafts and supplies are provided free of charge. The Alhambra Certified Farmer’s Market takes place each Sunday, on Monterey Street, 1 block east of Garfield, ½ block south of Main Street. For more information, call 626-570-5081 during weekday business hours.
Saturday, March 17 – Family Excursion: “Taste of Solvang”– 8 a.m.-7 p.m. The Alhambra Community Services Department offers a unique family outing to Solvang with a full day of shopping, dining and exploring. The “Walking Smorgasbord” features 40+ taste stops around the quaint European village. Fee: $40 (all ages welcome). Register by phone (626-570-3242), fax (626-284-0310) or in person at the Alhambra Park Office, 500 N. Palm Ave., Alhambra, CA 91801.
The City of Alhambra Community Services Department offers a wide variety of leisure service programs and activities to suit a variety of interests, ages, cultures and abilities. The Alhambra After-School Playground program enables participants to take part in team & individual sports (baseball, basketball, badminton, bowling, cheerleading, flag football, dance, drill team), and alternative activities (arts & crafts, table game tournaments, four square, kickball, and other games). Participants can come and go without restriction. (Sites may be closed in case of rain.)
Free play activities at the Almansor Park Gym include Adult Volleyball Leagues, Adult Basketball Leagues, Table Tennis, Open Play Badminton, Open Play Volleyball and Open Play Teen Basketball. Activities at the Granada Park Gym include Table Tennis. The schedule at the gym may change due to facility rentals and special events. For specific scheduling of activities, view the City of Alhambra Leisure Activities Guide.
Alhambra is truly a great place to live and raise a family.