About La Verne
Overview of Community
Founded in 1887 and incorporated in 1906, La Verne is nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel - Pomona Valleys. La Verne is situated approximately 35 miles east of Los Angeles and has a population of over 33,000. Although La Verne is located in metropolitan Los Angeles County, it is a "close-knit" community that has been able to retain its "small town" traditions and virtues.
With eight mobile home parks and three large retirement communities, La Verne has a significant senior citizen population. In addition, due to an influx of new upscale housing during the past two decades, La Verne also enjoys a large clientele of school-age youth.
The City provides a full range of services including police, fire, water, streets, planning, parks, and community services.
La Verne is a well-balanced residential community that includes a good mix of commercial and industrial uses as well as the University of La Verne, an airport, and fine public and private schools.
Organization of Government
La Verne maintains a council-manager form of government. Residents are stockholders in a municipal corporation, electing a mayor and four council members at large to represent them. As elected representatives of its citizens, the City Council develops and establishes ordinances and policies in the best interest of its citizens. The City Council acts as a part-time board of directors, appointing a City Manager to conduct the City's day-to-day affairs. Citizen commissions advise the Council on planning, senior affairs, drug & alcohol resistance, and beautification.
The City Council is committed to maintaining and continuing to enhance the "quality of life" in La Verne.
The City of La Verne strives to maintain a full range of efficient municipal services to preserve our hometown charm and quality of life while being responsive to the community’s current and emerging needs.
Read about a brief history of La Verne.
The City of La Verne is proud of its parks (which total approximately 110 acres).
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Businesses find that La Verne is more than just a pretty face - it's a city that has planned thoughtfully to maintain and enhance retail and commercial activity.
The Foothill Gold Line from Glendora to Montclair is a 12.3-mile extension of the Metro Gold Line light rail system. The project will add new Gold Line stations in the cities of Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont, and Montclair - and may be built in phases.
With the rugged backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains, the City of La Verne provides residents and visitors a glimpse of the past in the midst of contemporary living.
La Verne has numerous transportation options including freeways, railways, airports, and more.
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