The City of Azusa
Founded in 1887, Azusa is located at the entrance to the San Gabriel Canyon at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. With a population of roughly 45,000, the city spans approximately 9.13 square miles. Azusa contains nine elementary schools and middle schools, two high schools, and one private school. Nearby cities include Glendora, West Covina, and Duarte.
Home to Azusa Pacific University, Azusa offers a vibrant community for APU students. Nearby shopping centers, supermarkets, and restaurants make the city easily accessible to students. In particular, recent additions to the closest shopping center, Citrus Crossing, have expanded the affordable dining options for students.
As APU incorporates a strong sense of community within its campus, it also reaches out to strengthen bonds and build a greater sense of community with the city of Azusa. Many students become involved in the city through various ministry groups, local churches, and schools.
To learn more about the city of Azusa, visit www.ci.azusa.ca.us.