Beautifully situated at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, Arcadia is a popular Los Angeles suburb. Not only does Arcadia enjoy the amenities and entertainment options of the Los Angeles area, but it is also a short drive to the mountains, California desert and beaches. With its 127-acre garden and historical site, the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden attracts thousands of visitors to the city each year. Arcadia also offers sports enthusiasts the chance to enjoy the Santa Anita Golf Course. The city is also a short 40-mile drive to Santa Monica Beach and the world-famous Santa Monica Pier.
Even though Arcadia is part of one the largest metropolitan areas in the United States, the green spaces found around the city has earned Arcadia the designation of being a Tree City USA. The city has also emerged as a popular shopping destination thanks to the Westfield Santa Anita shopping mall and Huntington Drive district. Visitors to the city commonly fly into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and use the local bus system to get around.
Arcadia is home to Santa Anita Park, which is considered one of the top horse racing tracks in the nation. The park offers live racing and other events year-round, made pleasant by the area's temperate weather conditions throughout the year.