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Viewed from Pasadena Ave. bridge
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Geography and transportation
Montecito Heights' boundaries are roughly the Pasadena Freeway (SR 110) or the Arroyo Seco on the northwest, Pasadena Avenue on the west, Avenue 33 to the south, Huntington Drive to the southeast, and Monterey Road to the east. Neighboring districts include Monterey Hills on the northeast, El Sereno on the southeast, Lincoln Heights on the southwest, Mount Washington on the northwest, and Highland Park on the north. Owing to the rugged terrain, no major thoroughfares run through the area, besides Griffin Avenue (Los Angeles). The district is largely in ZIP code 90031.
Known by the residents as the 'Wilderness in the City', Montecito Heights sits on the Monterey Hills that divide the Los Angeles Basin from the San Gabriel Valley. Montecito Heights is a relatively isolated area of greenery and trendy resident home restorers.[original research?] City views are available on the district's hills. Along with neighboring Highland Park and Pasadena, it is one of the historic centers of the Arts and Crafts movement.
- Alana Cordy-Collins, anthropologist and archaeologist
- Napoleon Cordy, Mayanist
- John Strother Griffin, the founder of East Los Angeles
- Jackson Pollock, artist
- Edward Rivera,[who?] journalist
Ellen DeGeneres, talk show host, comedian and just down right legend
- Los Angeles Times. "Montecito Heights Profile". Mapping L.A. Retrieved 2010-06-26.
- Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council
- Montecito Heights Improvement Association
- Montecito Heights profile by the Los Angeles Times