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Tell us what Monrovia means to you

  • What makes this a good place to live? What are the downsides?


moved here in 1982 and have never left. feel very safe in monrovia. people are nice and the police are very good as they patrol the residential streets all the time.we have all the shops you could want so theres no need to drive far to get something.A good city to raise a family.

— J.M.T.
February 23, 2012 at 8:52 p.m.

Fond memories of High School years here. Left the area in 1969 for greener pastures in Humboldt County. Returning for 50th High School Reunion in April. Can't imagine leaving there but we have a cousin who does.

— Joe Ormond
February 6, 2012 at 6:32 a.m.

Grew up in Monrovia and enjoyed it. Went back recently- Liked the small town feeling yet the amenities. Considering moving back and resettling there since it was convenient yet far enough away from LA!

— Shannon
August 11, 2011 at 1:44 p.m.

Lived in Monrovia 10 wonderful years before moving back East to Washington, DC. Beautiful, fun, warm, diverse, well-run town with a unique feel, and with a treasure trove of gorgeous historic homes. Miss it.

— Nick
June 21, 2011 at 2:33 p.m.

My kids have grown up in Monrovia -and proud of it, thank you. We presently live in Charlotte N.C., but we are going home to Monrovia this summer. Monrovia a wonderful place to live. Monrovia is the perfect home town,clean,warm and beautiful. Our new Library that sits downtown,the cities heart.

— T. Herdman
February 11, 2011 at 11:30 p.m.

hello my name is Adan Rodriguez Vazquez

first of all i want to thank all my teachers at monrovia from elementry to high school....i used to live in monrovia but am currently living in mexico city i live in that beautiful city for 14 years until i got deported i love monrovia because i consider it my hometown i lived there all my childhood when i arrived at monrovia i was 8 and when i left i was 22 i miss all my friends i wish i could go back unfortunally is not posible all my future was there when i graduated from monrovia high i had the dream to become the best architect ever but my dream was interrupted by a nightmare.. i was studying at cal state univ of long beach but not no more i also want to thank my teachers and my baseball coach at csulb " Lets Go Dirtbags".. god bless california !!!!!!!!!!

—  Adan Rodriguez Vazquez
August 26, 2010 at 7:41 a.m.

Also known as the Gem City...

June 11, 2010 at 8:40 a.m.

Great place to live! People are friendly and the place has a small town feel. Great restaurants and always something to do on Myrtle Ave. Close to Pasadena and only 20 miles to Downtown L.A. Nick named, Mayberry USA. Recently featured as one of the best small towns by Los Angeles Magazine.

— PJ
June 7, 2010 at 10:53 a.m.


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