If you're interested in homes for rent conveniently located near a major metropolis but don't actually want to live in the hustle and bustle of the big city, Rowland Heights, Calif., is a great compromise. Situated approximately a half-hour drive east of Los Angeles, Rowland Heights is one of the most culturally diverse communities in Southern California.
Things Renters Should Know About Rowland Heights
Rowland Heights is an unincorporated community, meaning its municipal services are provided by the County of Los Angeles. In lieu of its own city council, Rowland Heights is managed by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and is predominantly located in the Fourth District, with a small portion falling under the First District.
The community is a fairly young settlement - prior to the 1960s, it was mainly agricultural, but the past few decades have seen its walnut, avocado and citrus trees give way to a more residential landscape.
Rowland Heights is served by the Rowland Unified School District, composed of 11 K-6 elementary schools, three K-8 academies, two intermediate schools, two high schools, a continuation high school and a community day school.
Fans of indoor and outdoor recreation are in luck in Rowland Heights. Carolyn Rosas Park boasts a basketball court, children's play area, community activity building, multipurpose field and picnic areas. The 11-acre Rowland Heights Park is another great location for picnics, play and sports, and the Rowland Heights Library is also a popular haunt. Meanwhile, the surrounding communities of Walnut, Valle Lindo, La Habra, Whittier and Hacienda Heights offer shopping and recreational opportunities.