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 which 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.