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17. La Canada Flintridge, CA
La Canada Flintridge, CA
Population: 20,989
Median family income: $150,985
Median home price: $1,315,000

This L.A. suburb was created after two communities tied the knot about 30 years ago: La Canada, with roots in what was once a Mexican ranch, and Flintridge, named by Frank Flint, an early 20th century U.S. Senator and local developer.

As Los Angeles' urban sprawl spread, area farms and orchards gave way to L.A. commuters looking for a little peace and quiet in Crescenta Valley.

La Canada Flintridge is also home to the Descanso Gardens, a botanic garden that specializes in camellias.

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Last updated July 16 2008: 1:22 PM ET
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