Although the education environment (high school, middle schools, and elementary schools) are all very competitive and structured, I think the overall area is extremely family friendly. I would like to move back when I have a family of my own because the community has all that I can ask for. There is not much of a night life in Arcadia, which is one of the only cons of living here. My experiences have made me believe that Arcadia is one of the safest, beneficial places to raise your children. The living cost is expensive, so the wealth margin is considerably high, the majority ethnic group is Asian, but there are a fair amount of minorities in the high school.
I would rank this area as one of the top in California. It's a friendly environment and not isolated, for neighboring cities are close by and have more to do. The future for this area seems to be going in a positive direction, however, the school environments might become more competitive, which in my opinion is not needed, for it is already so competitive. Adolescents are beginning to compare each other to one another, which might lower their self-esteem, but I think when they move on to college or adulthood, they will realize comparing yourself is not beneficial in life.