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Calling Azusa “Home”

by Kayla Johnston ’16

The weeks leading up to APU’s New Student Orientation are filled with excitement and anticipation. Students arrive anxious to begin the college journey and overflowing with questions about what to expect. For many students moving away from home for the first time, some of these questions center on finding comfort in community and calling a new city “home.” Check out the list of local resources and favorite community spots below to help you prepare to make Azusa your home during your education journey. Welcome to APU!

Banks:

Wells Fargo on the corner of Grand Ave. and Route 66**
Chase on the corner of Alosta Ave. and Barranca*
Bank of America on Foothill Blvd.**

Restaurants:

Citrus Crossing shopping center at Citrus and Alosta avenues offers several dining options within walking distance, including Chipotle, The Habit, Panda Express, Rolling Rice, and Pinkberry.*
Flappy Jack’s Pancake House on Route 66**
La Tolteca Mexican restaurant on Azusa Ave.**
Donut Man roughly five minutes east on Route 66**

Churches:

Foothill Community Church near West Campus on Alosta Ave.*
Foothill Church on Baseline Road in Glendora**
Grace Church of Glendora on Glendora Ave.**
Fellowship Monrovia in the city of Monrovia, a few miles west off the 210 freeway
Christ Church of the Valley in San Dimas
Cornerstone Bible Church on Glendora Ave.**
View a complete list of local churches.

Shops:

Grocery stores within walking distance include Stater Brothers on Alosta Ave. and Fresh & Easy on Citrus Ave.*
CVS Pharmacy on Citrus Ave.*
Target on Foothill Ave.**
IKEA home furnishings in Covina

Learn more about the city of Azusa.

*Within walking distance
**Within five miles