La Canada-Flintridge is named in part after Frank P. Flint due to his part in being one of the main players in the development of La Canada. “La Canada” literally means in Spanish, a canyon, or gorge, which describes how it is nestled as a small valley between the San Gabriel Mountains and San Rafael Hills. La Canada is somewhat isolated from city congestion but with a 15 minute drive to downtown Los Angeles, it’s close enough to experience the cultures that L.A. has to offer.
In 2003 La Canada property values rose by 23.4%, an. Profiled as having one of the lowest crime rates in the country and an excellent school district have been the contributing factors for the desirability to live in La Canada.
The La Cañada Unified School District serves most of the city. Three public schools serve grades K-6: La Cañada Elementary, Palm Crest Elementary, and Paradise Canyon Elementary School. The public high school, La Cañada High School, which also serves as a middle school for grades 7-8, is a 2004 Blue Ribbon School and is ranked as one of the top 100 high schools in the country.