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The San Gabriel Valley is one of the main valleys in Southern California. It lies generally to the east of Los Angeles. The surrounding areas include:

  • San Rafael Hills to the west
  • Puente Hills to the south, with the coastal plain of Orange County beyond
  • Chino Hills and San Jose Hills to the east, with the Pomona Valley and Inland Empire beyond

The San Gabriel Valley gets its name from the San Gabriel River.

Pasadena is the largest city in the valley.

Cities and communities

Los Angeles River, highlighted in red (on the left). The San Gabriel River is highlighted in red on the right.

The San Gabriel Valley is in Los Angeles County. The incorporated cities and unincorporated neighborhoods of the San Gabriel Valley include:

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