Located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Sunland was, historically, an agricultural region, with one of the largest olive orchards in Los Angeles County in the late 1800’s. The hillsides of the Monte Vista Valley were the site of vineyards which specialized in the growing of table grapes. In the early 1900’s Sunland was one of the communities that became home to a utopian group known as “The Little Landers”. Sunland and its sister neighborhood, Tujunga, were regarded as sanctuaries for asthma sufferers because of their reputation for having clean mountain air. Both communities are located at an elevation about 2000 ft. above sea level.
As with many of its neighboring communities, Sunland has had a place in the film industry as a shooting location for feature films including “Mildred Pierce, “All The Kings Men”, and “Ernest Goes to Camp”. Sunland also boasts the only golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus in L.A. County — Angeles National Golf Club.
ZIP code: 91040 91041
Area code: 818, 747
County: Los Angeles