Hills is located within the City and County of Los Angeles. It
is bordered by South Pasadena to the north, El Sereno to
the South, and Highland Park to the West. It is located
east of the 110 freeway and is 15 minutes from Downtown Los
Angeles and Old Town Pasadena.
"The Hill", as it is affectionately called by
its residents, is a serene hilltop community consisting
of 21 condominium and town home complexes, each governed
by their respective homeowners associations (HOA). Other
than a perfectly sized park, Monterey Hills is
completely residential. Although well patrolled by
LAPD's Hollenbeck Division, we augment our security with
POST Alarm System patrol services. The combination of
Community Watch personnel, POST and LAPD, we are a
vigilant, safe and family friendly community.
organization, called "The Federation",
was formed as an alliance between these HOA's so that they
may collaborate to maintain and improve the common interest of its residents.
The Federation organized the annual Monterey Hills Jazz
Festival, the Movie Nights in the Park and other family
friendly events for all the residents of Monterey Hills.
In 2015, the Federation was dissolved in favor of the
Local Issues Committee addressing the needs and concerns
of the community. The Monterey Hills Local Issues
Committee is part of the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood
Council (ASNC) which is an authorized organization for
the City of Los Angeles. The Local Issues Committee
works similar to the Federation in that the community
meets to discuss issues and decides what is in the best
interest of the community. Then the community
representatives for the ASNC submits those ideas before
the entire ASNC Board to take action on those decisions.
If you are
looking for a nice place to live, you've found it!