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Old 09-17-2010, 04:44 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Hacienda Heights is a hidden OASIS. The most beautiful areas are South of the 60 FWY. This is where you can find estate multi million dollar homes, beautiful condo/town homes and a Buddhist Temple. Thursday thru Sat night you'll see Lamborghinis, Bentleys, and Maserati's on the road, or parked at the local restaurants, such as the infamous Guppy House and many others. Porsche's, Mercedes and BMW are the most commonly driven upscale cars driven in the area of Hacienda Heights. Then there's the recognizable "run around" cars that those Bentley owners will drive during the day around town. You will also see Vespa's, and a lot of cyclists on Colima on any given day primarily during sun down. Colima People in the city seem active, healthy and could use a custom gym, other than a unique NON chain Italian restaurant, it's about the only thing missing since 24hr fitness bordering Rowland Heights is slacking on the dress code and the crowd can look a bit ghetto sometimes. I agree with the above that the there's an equal amount of Asian, White & Hispanic races in the area. However there seems to be a recent drastic increase in (German, Italian, British, Swedish, Polish, etc..) population nearest to Azusa and Colima. They dress trendy, speak at least 3 languages, look hip and are quite pleasing to the eyes. You will see them walking a lot. You will also see the Asian elderly walking a lot which is quite cute really. Especially because they carry those little umbrellas. I'm glad the over sized sun visors are now a thing of the past. The Buddhist temple is just breath taking and Richard Gere has a vacation home just a few blocks away. There are some fantastic condominiums nestled between Countrywood and ending just a block past Halliburton. This area is 22 miles from Sunset Blvd and Sunset Plaza drive so it's about a 25 min drive if you know when to commute. Downtown Los Angeles is a cake walk again like all of LA & OC county it depends on when you head what direction. There's a new football stadium going in around the 60/57 fwys in the coming years so it looks like people in the Heights may not have to go too far to see a game now!
what brought this thread up when it is pretty outdated and I would have to disagree with you. There are some very nice sections of HH, overall it isn't a hidden Oasis by any stretch. You haven't mentioned the other side of the coin. As for a cakewalk drive, like you said, depends on the time of the day. I certainly don't think people driving during rush hour would share you enthusiam, but it is good you like your home town and are defending it. Again, there are parts of the town that are great, it is safer than La Puente that's for sure and much nicer. I just think you are painting a picture of some charming, upscale, town that is only partially true. It is diverse, which is certainly a positive.

More than anything, I don't share your views on the commute, plus I know there are some pretty iffy parts of the city.

As for the football stadium I sure hope it comes to be. There has been talk about various locations for the field for 10 years or more.

Nita
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Old 09-17-2010, 05:27 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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It's closer to 30 miles and you'd be lucky to make the drive in under 35 minutes even at 3 in the morning.
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Old 09-17-2010, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Crazy to see such an old thread revived. Yeah, it's about 20 miles from HH to Downtown LA, much further to Sunset Blvd.

Hacienda Heights is an UNINCORPORATED part of LA County. I believe the Asian population there is mostly Chinese, not Korean.

This i know for sure: Sarah Ferguson (AKA "Fergie"), the singer for the Black Eyed Peas, grew up in Hacienda Heights.
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