Called the “Gem City of the Foothills,” Monrovia is located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County, California. Incorporated in 1887, Monrovia is the fourth oldest city in Los Angeles County.
There are two historical preservation groups in Monrovia: the Monrovia Historical Society, which is dedicated to restoring old commercial buildings and landmarks; and the Monrovia Historic Preservation Group, that focuses on the restoration and preservation of pre-1930s homes of historical and architectural significance.
The city offers a Monrovia Technology Campus at the heart of one of the largest concentrations of high-tech businesses in the San Gabriel Valley, along with a thriving Old Town dining, entertainment, and shopping district; quiet and protected neighborhoods filled with historic homes, hotels, shopping centers; and new, mixed-use housing developments along major transportation corridors.
Points of Interest:
Upton Sinclair House: The home of American novelist Upton Sinclair between 1942 and 1966. It is a 1923 Neo-Mediterranean building in a district of similar houses. Most of his later works were written in his rear garage that he had converted into his study.
The Oaks (AKA William N. Monroe House): A beautifully preserved historic home in the Queen Anne Style, built in 1885, belonged to the founder of the city William Monroe.
Old Town Monrovia: A beautifully preserved and thriving downtown area full of dining, entertainment, shopping and host to annual events and a weekly farmer's market.
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Monrovia, CA 91016