La Habra Heights

La Habra Heights

Just north of La Habra is La Habra Heights. It’s best known as the home of the original Hass Avocado Mother Tree, which was planted in the 1920s by Rudolph Hass. The fruits of this tree have become one of the most popular varieties worldwide. Sadly the original Hass Avocado Mother Tree caught root rot and died in 2002. In more recent years, the La Habra Heights municipal code established codes for animal keeping which allow residents to keep animals, such as horses, on their property.

Despite being right next door to La Habra, La Habra Heights is actually part of Los Angeles County. The small community has an estimated population of over 5, 000 residents. Although the town was originally settled in the mid to late 1910s, it wasn’t incorporated as part of the county until 1978.

La Habra Heights does not have its own school district and students are routed to schools in the Lowell Joint School District as well as La Habra and Sonora High Schools.