San Marino is regarded as having one of the best performing school districts in the Greater Los Angeles area. All of its public schools are distinguished as California “Blue Ribbon” schools. The city includes the estate of Henry E. Huntington, who made a fortune in the development of Southern California. His philanthropic work lives on through the Huntington Library which is opened to the public displaying exquisite art collections and gardens. San Marino residential estates boast beautiful lawns and large lots with properties built in the early 1900’s.