La Crescenta, also known as La Crescenta-Montrose, is a joint census-designated place/unincorporated territory in the Verdugos region of Los Angeles County. It borders La Canada Flintridge in the east, Glendale
in the south and west, and the Verdugo portion of the San Gabriel Mountains in the north. Like most areas that abut these mountains, La Crescenta exhibits striking natural beauty in the form of open, green spaces and impressive, picturesque views.
La Crescenta is well located, affording its residents reasonable access to the commercial megaplexes of Glendale, the cultural attractions of Old Town Pasadena, the arts district of North Hollywood
, and the live-theater epicenter of Hollywood
. La Crescenta has a rural, hidden-away sort of feel to it, which has made it a popular locale for families with children and those who seek to live a little outside the hustle and bustle of LA proper. Primary arteries: the 210 and 2 freeways, as well as Foothill Blvd.