Situated in the San Gabriel Valley, Hacienda Heights is an unincorporated community in the eastern part of Los Angeles County, with an estimated a total population of 55,304. Nearby communities include Rowland Heights, La Habra Heights, Whittier, La Puente and City of Industry. The two local high schools, Los Altos High School and Glen A. Wilson High School not only made the Newsweek 2006 list of Best High Schools, with Wilson being ranked #701, and Los Altos ranked at #880, the schools also share an intense rivalry, especially in football. Hacienda Heights is home to the Homestead Museum and one of the largest Buddhist temples in the Western Hemisphere, the Hsi Lai Temple, built to serve as a spiritual and cultural center for those interested in learning Buddhism and Chinese culture. Residents can also enjoy parks and recreation, cultural diversity and the family-oriented, small-town lifestyle.