Montecito Heights, Los Angeles

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Montecito Heights
Viewed from Pasadena Ave. bridge
Viewed from Pasadena Ave. bridge
Montecito Heights is located in Los Angeles
Montecito Heights
Montecito Heights
Location within Central Los Angeles
Coordinates: 34°05′25″N 118°12′10″W / 34.090258°N 118.202889°W / 34.090258; -118.202889
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyLos Angeles
CityLos Angeles
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
90031

Montecito Heights is a small district in Northeast Los Angeles. The population in 2000 was estimated at 16,768.[1]

Geography and transportation[edit]

Montecito Heights' boundaries are roughly the Pasadena Freeway (SR 110) or the Arroyo Seco on the northwest, Pasadena Avenue on the west, Avenue 33 to the south, Huntington Drive to the southeast, and Monterey Road to the east. Neighboring districts include Monterey Hills on the northeast, El Sereno on the southeast, Lincoln Heights on the southwest, Mount Washington on the northwest, and Highland Park on the north. Owing to the rugged terrain, no major thoroughfares run through the area, besides Griffin Avenue (Los Angeles). The district is largely in ZIP code 90031.

Neighborhood[edit]

Known by the residents as the 'Wilderness in the City',[citation needed] Montecito Heights sits on the Monterey Hills that divide the Los Angeles Basin from the San Gabriel Valley. Montecito Heights is a relatively isolated area of greenery and trendy resident home restorers.[original research?] City views are available on the district's hills.[citation needed] Along with neighboring Highland Park and Pasadena, it is one of the historic centers of the Arts and Crafts movement.[citation needed]

Landmarks[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Los Angeles Times. "Montecito Heights Profile". Mapping L.A. Retrieved 2010-06-26.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°05′25″N 118°12′10″W / 34.090258°N 118.202889°W / 34.090258; -118.202889