St. Francis Acres epitomizes a quiet, close-knit, tree-canopied neighborhood. Modestly-sized Ranch-style homes were built in the 1950s and resided on more spacious lots ranging from 5,000 square feet to 5,700 square feet, allowing some residents to add a second story to their homes.
Residents boast about the cohesiveness of their neighborhood, and most everyone knows their neighbors and socializes frequently. Halloween and Memorial Day are two notable celebrations for this tight-knit community. Young children can play safely on the streets due to the neighborhood’s many cul-de-sacs, which prevent through-traffic. In addition, residents can stroll to El Monte Shopping Center, as well as recreation at McKelvey Park on Miramonte Avenue for a game of baseball or softball at its well-manicured diamond.