Arcadia is an affluent city with a population of 58,207 located in the San Gabriel Valley. As a center of international wealth and one of the richest neighborhoods in Southern California, Arcadia is also known for being the birthplace of McDonald's. The most pleasant months of the year in Arcadia are May, October and June. August is the hottest month with temperatures around 87° F, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in California. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurrence in Arcadia. The city sits just east of Pasadena at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, which means residents can enjoy the benefits of living near nature while having easy access to city amenities as well. The Arcadia Unified School District consists of six elementary schools, three middle schools and the Arcadia High School. The average home cost in Arcadia is $1,077,800. Home appreciation has gone up by 4.1% in the last 10 years reaching 37.4%. The average age of real estate is 47 years old. Renters make up 37.4% of the Arcadia population. Situated about 12 miles northeast of Downtown Los Angeles, locals are able to commute back and forth between a metropolitan and suburban lifestyle with relative ease. The average one-way commute in arcadia takes 30.8 minutes. That’s longer than the US average of 26.4 minutes.