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It is behind the times. Stuck in the fifties
great conservative city. good place to raise a family without having to worry about libs destroying it.
I lived here from the late 1950's to the mid-1960's. Valentine Elementary was used for the TV show "Courtship of Eddie's Father" in the 70's. The smog was horrible back then; much improved now.
I love the Huntington. And, although I'll never be able to afford to live in the wealthiest city in the San Gabriel Valley, I'd love a mansion in Chan Marino if anyone's handing them out. I also administer the Facebook San Marino page, even though most of the fans seem to think it's for San Marino in Italy:
I grew up in San Marino and while it is a pretty conservative town with a lot of regulations, it is extremely safe with some of the best schools. It's a lot like the movie Pleasantville if that's what you are looking for.
No upscale restaurants (just snack shops), no markets, no bookstores, mostly empty storefronts on Huntington Drive. Primarily banks and realtors with surviving retail in the Mission District. A lone Valero gas station. 10% of the housing here is rented through realtors to families who want to attend SMUSD even though City regs don't allow it. Going downhill fast...
Downsides: Nothing open on Sundays, too Republican
The trees and landscape maintenance codes make it a beautiful place to live. No downsides I can think of.
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