La Verne is small, affluent community in Los Angeles County, California, United States. La Verne is a suburb 30 miles east of Los Angeles. It lies on the northwest edge of the Pomona valley at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.
The history of this area dates back to the 1830s when Ygnacio Palomares received the 15,000-acre Rancho San Jose land grant from Governor Juan Bautista Alvarado in 1837. The land included the present day cities Pomona, Claremont, San Dimas, Glendora, and La Verne. Today the last two orange groves are on the grounds of the La Verne Mansion and Heritage Park.
The University of La Verne is located on 3rd Street in La Verne. Bonita High School is located on D Street. Lutheran High School is located on Fruit Street. Damien High School is a Catholic boy’s school located at the intersection of Damien and Bonita Avenues. Calvary Baptist Schools are located at the intersection of Damien Avenue. and Forestdale Street.