San Gabriel, California Residents Know: Their Schools Rank Nationally

It's no secret to people in San Gabriel, California that they provide ample opportunity for kids to get on a good track. Gabrielino High School, which opened its doors in 1994, has been listed among the top 3% of public high schools by U.S. News and World Report magazine for six years running. Other senior high, middle and elementary schools within the San Gabriel, Temple City and Alhambra unified school districts in the San Gabriel Valley, as well as six private and parochial schools, are highly rated as well. Del Mar High School offers students an alternative academic experience, promoted as "Where Second Chances Happen."

Raising children in San Gabriel comes with many opportunities. The historic Mission San Gabriel Arcangel serves as a center for culture and art, which is complemented by the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre, the San Gabriel Fine Arts Association Glass Room Gallery and San Gabriel Library. The Parks & Recreation program offers athletics and other activities for all ages year round.

San Gabriel has a diverse population, but ranks nationally among communities with the highest concentration of people of Asian descent. This much is evident in the retail culture, including the 12-acre San Gabriel Square shopping center, affectionately described by The Los Angeles Times as "the great mall of China." It is a draw to Angelenos who prize cuisine, products and services that are characteristic of the Far East.

The median price of detached homes in San Gabriel is $648,000, with townhouses and condos around $424,000 (2013). Some homes list above $2.0 million, while detached homes might be purchased for as little as $300,000. The median household income is $53,600 per year.

Real estate in good school districts tends to hold above-average values. To view homes in the city of San Gabriel, contact Steve Aranda at 360 Real Estate Group. Steve has represented buyers and sellers in the area for the past 13 years.

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