Irwindale, California

About Irwindale, California

Irwindale is developing and working closely with its neighbors to emphasize diversity and cooperation.

History

The city of Irwindale’s creation was part of the land grants around several Ranchos in the area in the 1800s. Though some small families did settle in the area economically, the area didn’t see much growth until the invention of cars. This caused more demand for places with harder land. 

Irwindale was incorporated in 1957. Further urban development brought attention to several large corporations to call the city home base. 

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source: US Census data

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Points of Interest

Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area 

Located at 15501 Arrow Hwy, Irwindale, CA 91706, it offers stunning views of the San Gabriel Mountains, and offers activities like boating, cycling, fishing, swimming, and hiking.

Renaissance Pleasure Faire of Southern California

Located at Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area 15501 E. Arrow Highway, Irwindale, CA and is 20 acres and has 13 stages that offers entertainment. They also have a jousting, food, music, games, dances, and prizes.

Irwindale Speedway

Located at 500 Speedway Dr, Irwindale, CA 91706. Irwindale Speedway has a banked, paved 1/2- and 1/3-mile oval tracks and a 1/8-mile drag strip.

Fun Facts

  • Irwindale is comprised of rock quarries.
  • Miller Brewing and Huy Fong Foods Sriracha Sauce both have plants in Irwindale.
  • The city is home to the Renaissance Pleasure Faire of Southern California.
  • The city has 17 gravel pits.
  • There have been a few movies filmed in Irwindale.
    • Christine (1983)
    • Tango & Cash (1989)
    • Azusa Street: The Movie (2006)
    • Eat My Dust (1976)

FAQs

Is Irwindale, CA, a good place to live?

Irwindale, California residents enjoy a rural lifestyle, and the majority own their homes. There are numerous parks and coffee cafes in Irwindale and Irwindale’s public schools are better than average.

What is Irwindale known for?

The city’s economy continues to be driven by the sand and gravel sector, which includes United Rock, Hanson Aggregates, Vulcan, and Robertson’s Ready Mix, as well as other well-established, prosperous companies like Miller Brewing, Ready Pac Produce, Davis Wire, Nu-Way Industries, and the Irwindale Speedway.

Did the Raiders ever move to Irwindale?

Negotiations broke down, and the Raiders subsequently changed their name to the Oakland Raiders and left with $10 million of the City’s incentive money. In Irwindale, there are more than a dozen significant pits.

What has been filmed at the Irwindale Speedway?

A reality TV show titled Octane Academy for NBC Sports Network was filmed at Irwindale Speedway.