Located in eastern Los Angeles County, Glendora benefits from its location at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains. Glendora’s location about 27 miles from Los Angeles’s downtown makes it a short drive to the region’s most important economic, cultural, educational, and recreational centers.
Glendora, located near Pomona, CA, was established in 1887 and became a city in 1911. Before the late 1950s, the City was a sleepy little citrus farming town, but then it started seeing a lot of new residential construction.
With one of the lowest crime rates in Los Angeles County, abundant parks, a full range of community amenities, and a thriving educational system, over 50,000 people have made Glendora their home.
The downtown “Village” of Glendora is home to a number of independently owned and operated shops, although the city also hosts the headquarters of some large multinational corporations, such as the Rain Bird Sprinkler Manufacturing Company and the National Hot Rod Association.
Glendora is also one of the most desirable places to live in all of Southern California, thanks to its wide selection of charming bungalows and mansions and spacious ranches and estates.
The public and private schools in the Glendora area are among the best in California. Students at Glendora High School performed 20 percent better in reading, writing, and arithmetic than State norms in 2015-16, according to State testing statistics. A recent graduate follow-up study also revealed that nearly all (96%) of GHS grads enroll in college within a year of graduation.
From the tree-lined lanes of the neighborhoods to the charming downtown Village stores to the sophisticated architecture of the Financial Way business sector, Glendora is a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles proper. Inviting you to the “Pride of the Foothills,” Glendora.
The Glendora Police Department is committed to ensuring the public’s well-being by means of highly trained, proactive law enforcement. Services provided include: Patrol, Community Preservation, Investigations, Traffic, Jail, the K-9 Program, and Emergency Services.
Child Safety Seat Inspections, Citizen’s Academy, Volunteer Auxiliary, Glendora Safe Schools, Glendora Safe Driving Pledge, and Explorer Program are just a few of the many programs offered by the Department.
The Department recommends that residents sign up for emergency Nixle alerts and follow GPD on social media to stay abreast of the newest alerts, news, events, and highlights.