The secret to La Crescenta’s unbeatable climate also gives rise to its motto, “The Balcony of Southern California.” A deep cleft in the hills to the south opens La Crescenta to a clear view of the Pacific Ocean, a shimmering source of sea breezes that brings a welcome afternoon relief to summer heat, a relief not found in many inland cities and towns. The highest point is 2,700 feet above seas level. The mountains to the north offer winter sports and summer fun. The world-famed southland sports area is spread like a carpet at the feet of La Crescenta. La Crescenta is a residential community offering night-time rest, seclusion and quiet for families who make their living in the roar of one of America’s greatest cities. It is a community that combines urban living and metropolitan convenience.