Glendora is a city in Los Angeles County, California. Modern Glendora was founded on April 1, 1887 by George D. Whitcomb. He named the city by combining the name of his wife, Leadora, with the location of his home in the glen of the San Gabriel Mountains. Like many of the surrounding cities it too was a part of the 1837 land grant known as Rancho San Jose. The city was incorporated in 1911 and recently celebrated its centennial.
Today Glendora is an upscale city with a diverse housing stock. Residences in Glendora range from early 20th century bungalows, to modest ranch style homes, to multi-story configurations, to grand mansions. Some of Glendora’s most exclusive neighborhoods contain large, secluded, estate homes with sweeping views of San Gabriel Valley to Downtown Los Angeles.
Glendora is also home to the Glendora Country Club, which is a members-only club with an 18 hole golf course. Glendora has an extensive Parks and Recreations service and many city parks.
According to the City’s 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report the top employers in the city are: Glendora Unified School District, Citrus College, County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services, Foothill Presbyterian Hospital
The city’s public schools are served by the Glendora Unified School District.
The city is also home to a number of non-secular/faith based private schools.