San Marino is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 12,945.
This upscale San Gabriel Valley city is comparable with Beverly Hills. San Marino is regarded as having one of the best-performing schools within the area.
The city was named for the nearby estate of Henry E. Huntington, who made a fortune in the development of Southern California and opened the library and art collections in his large neo-Palladian mansion to the public in 1919, best known as the Huntington Library. At the time, San Marino was some twelve miles from Los Angeles. Huntington Drive and Sierra Madre Boulevard serve as the main thoroughfares, leading to Pasadena, Alhambra and San Gabriel.
The Edwin Hubble House, residence of astronomer Edwin Hubble, is a National Historic Landmark.
Web Sites and Links
City of San MarinoWith government, services, points of interest and general information.
Huntington Botanical GardensThe gardens, on 150 acres, include 10 specialized gardens, several theme areas, and collections from other countries cultivated to share with others.
San Marino's Community CalendarList of community meetings and events, maintained by the local library.
SMnetA community network for San Marino.