Hermon is primarily as residential community, just over half a square mile and home to about 4000 residents. It is situated with the Arroyo Seco on its western border, El Sereno to the south and South Pasadena to the north and east. Hermon was established in 1903 when the Free Methodist church discovered the area and created a school. This school went on the change hands several times over the years, eventually becoming part of Azuza College in the 1960’s and is now part of the Los Angeles Charter School system. In 1922 the Hermon neighborhood became part of Highland Park and in 1926 Hermon was linked to the rest of Los Angeles, specifically Highland Park, with the construction of the Avenue 60 bridge over the Arroyo Seco and later, the Hermon Bridge, now known as the Via Marisol bridge.
In 2017, the district broke from the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council to establish the Hermon Neighborhood Council, representing one of the smallest neighborhood districts in the city. The dog friendly community has a highly used Hermon Dog Park, located next to Hermon Park. Its commercial area is small but has Fresco’s Community Grocery store that has a deli, kitchen and bakery. If you are looking for a neighborhood that’s a little slower paced, but just across the bridge from the burgeoning Highland Park neighborhood, then Hermon may be just the place to find a home.