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Welcome to Altadena ...

Altadena is located in Los Angeles County<1>.

Altadena is 1,350 feet [411 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Altadena lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Altadena is within the boundaries of the (626) area code.

The ZIP codes for Altadena: 91001, 91003<3>

Adding Altadena to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Altadena in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Altadena elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Altadena on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Altadena ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Altadena.

  • Los Angeles [Los Angeles County]
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    • Los Angeles [Los Angeles County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Altadena
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,979,576 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Angeles
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Los Angeles<5>
  • Glendale [Los Angeles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
    • Glendale [Los Angeles County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Altadena
    • Estimated population in 2019: 199,303 people
    • Former name for Glendale:
    • Tropico
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendale<5>
  • Pasadena [Los Angeles County]
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    • Pasadena [Los Angeles County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the south of Altadena
    • Estimated population in 2019: 141,029 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pasadena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pasadena<5>
  • El Monte [Los Angeles County]
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    • El Monte [Los Angeles County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Altadena
    • Estimated population in 2019: 115,487 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Monte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Monte<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Downey [Los Angeles County]
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      • Downey [Los Angeles County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Altadena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 111,126 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downey<5>
    • West Covina [Los Angeles County]
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      • West Covina [Los Angeles County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Altadena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 105,101 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Covina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Covina<5>
    • Burbank [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burbank
      • Burbank [Los Angeles County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of Altadena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 102,511 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burbank
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burbank<5>
    • South Gate [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Gate
      • South Gate [Los Angeles County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Altadena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 93,444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Gate
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Gate<5>
    • Whittier [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whittier
      • Whittier [Los Angeles County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Altadena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 85,098 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whittier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whittier<5>
    • Alhambra [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alhambra
      • Alhambra [Los Angeles County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Altadena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 83,750 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alhambra
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alhambra<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Altadena. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Altadena.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Altadena.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Altadena. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Altadena.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altadena ...

Looking for more information about Altadena? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Altadena, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Altadena.

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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: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Los Angeles, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altadena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Altadena). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Altadena or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Altadena. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Altadena

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altadena. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1902, Longitude: -118.1313    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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