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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Altadena.

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Around Altadena ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Los Angeles. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the southwest of Altadena. Los Angeles has a population of 3,976,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Long Beach. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the south of Altadena and has a population of 470,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Altadena and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Anaheim   [Map]   351,043   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Corona   [Map]   166,785   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Fontana   [Map]   209,665   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Garden Grove   [Map]   174,858   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Glendale   [Map]   200,831   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Huntington Beach   [Map]   200,652   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Irvine   [Map]   266,122   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lancaster   [Map]   160,106   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Ontario   [Map]   173,212   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Palmdale   [Map]   157,356   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Rancho Cucamonga   [Map]   176,534   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Riverside   [Map]   324,722   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
San Bernardino   [Map]   216,239   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Santa Ana   [Map]   334,217   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Santa Clarita   [Map]   181,972   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alhambra   [Map]   85,474   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Arcadia   [Map]   58,523   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
East Pasadena   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Highland Park   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
La Canada-Flintridge   [Map]   20,447   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
La Crescenta   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Montrose   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Mount Wilson   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pasadena   [Map]   142,059   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
San Gabriel   [Map]   40,404   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
San Marino   [Map]   13,365   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Sierra Madre   [Map]   11,057   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Sierra Vista   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
South Pasadena   [Map]   25,913   S   5 miles [8 km]
Verdugo City   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]

For more communities neighboring Altadena, please visit our County-by-County Page for Altadena.

Los Angeles County ...

Altadena is located in Los Angeles County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Los Angeles County: Kern, Orange, San Bernardino & Ventura. The southwestern boundary of the county is on the Pacific Ocean.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Altadena ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cypress Park   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest of Altadena   [Map]
Eagle Rock   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Happy Valley   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hidden Springs   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Highway Highlands   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Lincoln Heights   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mayflower Village   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Raymond Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Rose Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Singing Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Stoneman   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Temple City   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altadena ...

Looking for more information about Altadena? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Altadena, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Altadena.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Altadena.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Altadena. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Altadena. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of California

    California Tourism
    Parks for California

    Fishing in California
    Hunting in California

TripAdvisor Link for:

    California Statewide Tourism
    Altadena Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Altadena


National Park Service (NPS) sites in California

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in California

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in California

Airports Near Altadena ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Altadena.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
El Monte Airport(EMT/KEMT)   [Map]   EMT   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bob Hope Airport (BUR/KBUR)   [Map]   BUR   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Whiteman Airport(WHP/KWHP)   [Map]   WHP   WNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Van Nuys Airport (VNY/KVNY)   [Map]   VNY   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hawthorne Muni.(HHR/KHHR)   [Map]   HHR   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Compton / Woodley Airport(CPM/KCPM)   [Map]   CPM   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Brackett Fld.(ICAO: KPOC)   [Map]   POC   ESE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Santa Monica Muni. (SMO/KSMO)   [Map]   SMO   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Altadena.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Altadena. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bob Hope Airport (BUR/KBUR)   [Map]   BUR   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Los Angeles Intl. (LAX/KLAX)   [Map]   LAX   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Long Bch. Airport (LGB/KLGB)   [Map]   LGB   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ontario Intl. (ONT/KONT)   [Map]   ONT   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
John Wayne - Orange Co. Airport (SNA/KSNA)   [Map]   SNA   SSE   38 miles [61.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Van Nuys Airport (VNY/KVNY)   [Map]   VNY   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Santa Monica Muni. (SMO/KSMO)   [Map]   SMO   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
LA / Palmdale Rgnl.(PMD/KPMD)   [Map]   PMD   N   30 miles [48.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
El Monte Airport(EMT/KEMT)   [Map]   EMT   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Whiteman Airport(WHP/KWHP)   [Map]   WHP   WNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hawthorne Muni.(HHR/KHHR)   [Map]   HHR   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Compton / Woodley Airport(CPM/KCPM)   [Map]   CPM   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Brackett Fld.(ICAO: KPOC)   [Map]   POC   ESE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Fullerton Muni.(FUL/KFUL)   [Map]   FUL   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Cable Airport (CCB/KCCB)   [Map]   CCB   ESE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Zamperini Fld.(TOA/KTOA)   [Map]   TOA   SSW   29 miles [46.7 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Bob Hope Airport   (BUR/KBUR)   [Map]
        Website for Bob Hope Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Los Angeles Intl.   (LAX/KLAX)   [Map]
        Website for Los Angeles International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mojave Airport   (ICAO: KMHV)   [Map]
        Website for Mojave Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McClellan - Palomar Airport   (ICAO: KCRQ)   [Map]
        Website for McClellan - Palomar Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Santa Barbara Muni.   (SBA/KSBA)   [Map]
        Website for Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Inyokern Airport   (IYK/KIYK)   [Map]
        Website for Inyokern Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
El Monte Airport   (EMT/KEMT)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Whiteman Airport   (WHP/KWHP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hawthorne Muni.   (HHR/KHHR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Compton / Woodley Airport   (CPM/KCPM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Brackett Fld.   (ICAO: KPOC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Long Bch. Airport   (LGB/KLGB)   [Map]
        Website for Long Beach Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fullerton Muni.   (FUL/KFUL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cable Airport   (CCB/KCCB)   [Map]
        Website for Cable Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Zamperini Fld.   (TOA/KTOA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chino Airport   (CNO/KCNO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Corona Muni.   (ICAO: KAJO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Riverside Muni.   (RAL/KRAL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ontario Intl.   (ONT/KONT)   [Map]
        Website for Ontario International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John Wayne - Orange Co. Airport   (SNA/KSNA)   [Map]
        Website for John Wayne - Orange County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Palm Springs Intl.   (PSP/KPSP)   [Map]
        Website for Palm Springs International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Van Nuys Airport   (VNY/KVNY)   [Map]
        Website for Van Nuys Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Santa Monica Muni.   (SMO/KSMO)   [Map]
        Website for Santa Monica Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
LA / Palmdale Rgnl.   (PMD/KPMD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Calif. Logistics   (VCV/KVCV)   [Map]
        Website for Southern California Logistics Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Altadena. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Los Angeles County: www.lacounty.info/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Altadena.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Altadena. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Altadena) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Altadena. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Altadena

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altadena. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1902, Longitude: -118.1313     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Altadena), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Altadena.