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    Jaak Treiman
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    3 Jul 11, 2014

    This is where The Hat started, where Shakey's has its corporate headquarters and where there seem to be an equal portion of car dealerships and restaurants.

    Recommended for:Foodies
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    Hilla Hon
    5 Jun 16, 2014

    I've been in Alhambra and never moved away since high school. It's an active community with lots of fun events and good restaurants. I've grown to love this city, especially it's not just for Asians. Nice cities are surrounded by it, and it's not too far from LA.

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    Richard
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    5 Jun 16, 2014

    City of Alhambra is located south of Pasadena and North of Monterrey Park.

    Thumbs Up:
    + All the city surround Alhambra except in the east side is safe...
    + Most street is clean
    + Crime rate is very low similar to Monterey Park.
    + Housing price similar to Pasadena but far better public schools
    + Great variety of restaurant, main street mostly Western and valley mostly Chinese and Vietnamese.
    + Alhambra Act (City Bus) only cost 25 cents. 50 cents cheaper compare to Pasadena Art Bus.
    + Parking is not problematic like Pasadena, no street meter.

    Thumbs Down:
    - Traffic near the freeway is horrible seven days a week during daytime.
    - Not enough well know franchise business.
    - Overnight parking in the street cost $$$

    Overall:
    This is great city for just any aged group, however Alhambra might not be for most working family as it used to, housing price has jump 300% in 15 years. I doubt many people wage raise 300% unless they did something special. I do wish the city would do more to keep the housing more affordable but clearly, that is not their priority.

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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    Laura S
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    3 Jun 16, 2014

    I am here SO often for the Asian food and plus it's on the way from work to home.

    SGV - Alhambra, Monterey Park, San Gabriel and Rosemead... Chinese food central

    Lots of fooooood! As for entertainment... if you are a foodie, then this is your entertainment. I remember the high school days in Hacienda Heights hanging in Tea Station and Honey Badger and such...

    Exactly the same.

    Only problem: Parking

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    David Kao
    3 Aug 28, 2012

    There's a Costco here that's way too packed. Stay away, go to Montebello instead.

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    Esther Lee
    4 Jul 18, 2012

    Food, drinks and gateway to SGV.

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When Alhambra was established in 1903, the vision was to create a “city of homes” where people could escape the urban life of downtown Los Angeles. However, since it's only 8 miles from LA's Civic Center, it wasn't long before the San Gabriel Valley suburb was consumed by urbanity. Nonetheless, Alhambra has maintained its small-townish feel in some ways. Its charming historic commercial center, at Main & Garfield, still has some of its historic buildings left, and plenty of good shopping. Waves of immigrants – Italian, Mexican, Chinese – have left their mark in town, mainly with restaurants, stores and foreign banks. The town's finest historic home also contains its most macabre history: the 1926 Pyrenees Castle on Grandview Drive is where actress Lana Clarkson was shot to death, a murder that producer Phil Spector was later convicted for. If your hungry for a quick meal, visit the original and iconic “The Hat,” a Southern Californian fast food chain established here in 1951 and ... read more
beloved for its “World Famous Pastrami.”

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