Founded in 1946, Ladera is an independent, unincorporated community located in San Mateo County, California within the San Francisco Bay Area. Comprising 535 homes, the community had its beginnings as a Spanish Land Grant farm and ranch before becoming a cooperative housing experiment following WWII. Ladera holds the distinction of being among the most educated communities in the United States and in 2019 93% of community residents held a bachelor's degree or higher. In 2021, the community again gained broad attention for its successful efforts to remove race restriction language from its housing covenants.
Today this spirit of independence and community continues. Whether it is found socializing at the Ladera Recreation District
or participating in annual community activities, for many, Ladera has a feeling of cohesiveness and neighborhood that is not typically found in many unincorporated communities.
The Ladera Community Association is a non-profit organization that was created to represent the interests of Laderans and help foster a sense of community. We encourage all residents to join the LCA and share in promoting this aim.
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, meet your neighbors and discover what makes your new community so special.