Located in the state of California and Los Angeles County. The city sits in the south Pasadena at the San Gabriel Valley. The area was once part of the Mission San Gabriel Arcangel where it aims to develop the area as an agricultural community with an irrigation system that is unique as it was the first piped water in the southern part of California. The city was named after the book The Alhambra by Washington Irving. The area was popularized by the Moorish palace of the same place in the city of Granada in Spain. Alhamra grew to be a residential base for the nearby city of Los Angeles industries. Alhambra is home to one of the eight campuses of Alliant International University.
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