History of Alhambra
Alhambra is named after Washington living's book Tales of the Alhambra, not after the Alhambra palace itself. Alhambra was founded as a suburb of Los Angeles in 1903, it existed as an unincorporated area during the mid-19th century, Ramona Convent Secondary School was the first school in Alhambra was built on the hillside property that was donate by the prominent James de Barth Shorb family. "City of Homes" as what they call Alhambra before due to Alhambra's homes have historical significance, include styles such as Craftsman, Bungalow, Spanish Mediterranean, Spanish Colonial, Italian Beaux-Arts, and Arts & Crafts.
Alhambra is located minutes from Los Angeles Downtown, two-thirds of the State's 100 largest corporations are located nearby. There are numerous educational, medical and transportation services, and some of the region's strongest retail centers, drawing sales from auto dealership and shopping districts. The Downtown Main Street was truly spectacular view of a renaissance scenery of the old Alhambra, and has been a top priority leading to many destinations for dining , shopping and entertainment . Numerous recreational and sporting venues are also available. City of Alhambra is a charming, well-manicured residential neighborhoods and many new businesses.
The Gateway Plaza Park located at the corner of Valley and Fremont welcomes passerbys with a Moorish-style arch symbolizing Alhambra as the "Gateway to the San Gabriel Valley".