The City of Bradbury is a small, residential/equestrian-orientated community of approximately 1,000 nestled at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains below Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County. Incorporated since July 26, 1957, the City is a true “contract city.” It has a small full-time staff and contracts for many of the services provided to its residents. The community encompasses 1.9 square miles, and includes 3.2 miles of public streets and roads. Bradbury is bordered on the west by the City of Monrovia, on the south and east by the City of Duarte. The city includes communities within the Bradbury Estates, along Woodlyn Lane, and in non-gated areas. Much of the city is zoned for agriculture and maintains open-space in the foothills through two and five acre minimums. Other areas of the city enjoy quiet residential streets which preserve the rural feeling that led to the city's founding. It is a General Law City operating under the City Council/City Manager form of government. The City Manager oversees all city functions.
The City Council strives to provide the very highest level of service to its residents and is very responsive to resident concerns.