Known For: La Verne is a quiet little nook, nestled up against the Eastern part of the San Gabriel Mountains. La Verne is anchored by the University of La Verne. The campus attracts students from all over, and is surrounded by a beautiful downtown area that has something for everybody to enjoy. La Verne is also home to numerous hiking trails and biking trails, given its proximity to the Mountains. The city boasts a very quiet and cozy feel for its residents. La Verne is a small, quiet, escape from the hustle and bustle that is mostly associated with Southern California.
Area: La Verne is in a prime location to reach both jobs and schools near or far. The city is less than an hour away from the Ontario International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and is home to a Metrolink station (The Metrolink is a train that runs back and forth between Los Angeles and San Bernardino).
La Verne has a highly regarded public school system, and is serviced by the Bonita Unified School District. In La Verne, the district houses four elementary schools (Grace Miller, La Verne Heights, Oak Mesa, Roynon), one Junior High School (Ramona) and one High School (Bonita). All schools offer a plethora of extracurricular activities that range from sports to academics, as well as summer school programs. La Verne is also home to Damien High School, a very popular private school that attracts students from all over the Inland Empire.
La Verne is centrally located near Pasadena City College, Citrus Community College, and Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC), and not overly far from Chaffey College to the East. The city is also home to the University of La Verne, which is a four year university that attracts students from all over. All schools are easily accessible by car, bus, or Metrolink allowing every member of the community to grow and prosper.
La Verne is also gifted with easy access to two major freeways: the 210 freeway and the 57 freeway, making La Verne a great suburb for citizens that commute to one of Southern California’s major cities. With multiple entrances and exits onto both Interstates, La Verne is well equipped to deal with the needs of commuters.
Recreation: La Verne boasts a large number of beautiful recreational parks, and puts on a lot of community events that all of its residents, young or old, are able to enjoy. The city is also a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. La Verne’s location at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains provides many hiking trails and biking trails that are enjoyed by people from all around the Inland Empire. The heart of La Verne is the University of La Verne, and the surrounding downtown area. The University is surrounded by small shops and restaurants that provided residents and students with lots to do, while creating a comfortable small town feel. La Verne is a small, quiet, escape from the hustle and bustle that is mostly associated with Southern California.
Newport Beach: 40 miles; 39 minutes
Los Angeles: 30 miles; 33 minutes
San Diego: 116 miles; 1 hour, 41 minutes
Big Bear: 73 miles; 1 hour, 32 minutes
Disneyland: 25 miles; 32 minutes
Las Vegas: 240 miles; 3 hours, 20 minutes