Sierra Madre is a small city in the northwest corner of the San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County. It is surrounded by Arcadia in the east and south, Pasadena
in the west, and the San Gabriel Mountains in the north. Sierra Madre's biggest talking point is natural beauty: it abuts the Angeles National Forest, which is a gigantic tract of undeveloped woodland blanketing beautiful mountains and valleys. The city is relatively high-income; its rich cultural history as an agricultural hamlet lends it a certain hidden-away charm that is highly sought after.
Families will note that Sierra Madre is served by Pasadena Unified School district, a very solid public system, and that this area of the San Gabriel Valley
—including and especially Arcadia and Monrovia
—is generally an exceptional locale for education. Residents enjoy some access to public transit via the Metro Gold Line station in Pasadena, which connects to Downtown LA
. Primary local throughways include West Sierra Madre Blvd., Santa Anita Ave., and the 210 freeway.