Alhambra California

About Alhambra

Alhambra is a city with a total population of 83,089, according to the 2010 Census, in the state of California. Alhambra is located 9 miles north east of the home of MLB’s Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles, 27 miles north of long beach, and 391 miles south east of the state capital Sacramento, California. 

The population is 28.3% white, 34.4% Hispanic, and 52% Asian. Out of the 29,217 households 32% had children under the age of 18 years of age living at home and 46.8% were married couples living together.

Alhambra was named after the book Tales of the Alhambra, by Washington Irving. Many of the Alhambra homes have historical significance because Alhambra was originally promoted as the “city of homes.”

The business district has been the center of commerce since 1895 and took on a more upscale look in the 1950’s. Alhambra was “the” place to be in all of the San Gabriel Valley. To find business names in Alhambra, look in the Alhambra Business Directory. 

Over the years Alhambra received several waves of new immigration from the Italian in the 1950s to the Chinese in the 1980s. Due to the immigration of Chinese Alhambra now is home to several Chinese supermarkets, restaurants, shops, and has become the national hub for many Asian owned banks. To locate some of these Asian owned businesses look in the Alhambra Yellow Pages.

Alhambra is home to several landmarks that might be worthwhile to check out! Alhambra has landmarks from Edwards Stadium Cinemas and Garfield Theatre, to Bupuy’s Pyrenees Castle and Pasadena Model Railroad Club.

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