Hacienda Heights is a suburban unincorporated community in the eastern San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles County. The scenic Puente Hills form a 'green belt' along its southern and western borders. Workman Hill, the highest point, is 1,391 feet. The total area is 11.182 square miles with 11.175 square miles of land and 0.007 square miles of water.
With the motto,"Growing with Pride," the 2010 census reported that the population was 54,038, which had increased from 53,122 in the census of 2000.
According to Zillow's data through February 28, 2018, the average home value is $676,900, having increased 7.0 percent over the last year and predicting that it will rise 2.3 percent within the coming year. The average rent price is $2,400.
Hacienda Heights has 13 schools with the public schools in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District. Four of the schools are rated "9": Los Molinos Elementary School (K-5), Mesa Robles School(K-8), Wedgeworth Elementary School (K-5), and Glen A. Wilson High School (9-12).
Hsi Lai Temple
Located right in the hills of Hacienda Heights in a beautiful setting, this is North America's largest Buddhist temple, which was built to serve as a cultural and spiritual center for people interested in learning Chinese and Buddhism culture. It is majestic, encompasses 15 acres, and has a floor area of 102,432 square feet plus Chinese Zen gardens.
Its grand Ming dynasty (1368 to 1644 AD) and Qing dynasty (1644 to 1911 AD) architecture is in the traditional style. The Temple is peaceful but also has a positive energy and is a copy of China's forbidden palace with the design of the Chinese Ching Dynasty.
There is also statuary of ancient monasteries and different Buddha statues including a Lady Buddha. Rubbing the belly of the big Buddha is supposed to give good luck for fertility.The dining area with long communal tables has a modestly-priced vegetarian buffet with delicious light and crispy vegetable and Chinese celery leaves tempura.
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