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Llano, California
Location within Los Angeles County
Location within Los Angeles County
Llano is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Location within Greater Los Angeles
Llano is located in California
Location in California
Llano is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°29′36″N 117°47′16″W / 34.49333°N 117.78778°W / 34.49333; -117.78778Coordinates: 34°29′36″N 117°47′16″W / 34.49333°N 117.78778°W / 34.49333; -117.78778
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
 • Total1,201
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
Area code661

Llano (Spanish for "Plain") is an unincorporated community located in Los Angeles County, California, near the San Bernardino County line. The town has a population of about 1,200.[citation needed]


Socialist community of Llano was organized in 1914 in what is now the Antelope Valley north of Los Angeles. The community moved in 1918, leaving behind the "ghost" of an alternative future for Los Angeles.[1]


Llano is located about 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Palmdale in the Antelope Valley portion of Southern California. The town of Pearblossom lies to the west, while the town of Piñon Hills lies to the east. It is a few feet from the San Gabriel Mountains

Pearblossom Highway (as State Route 18), and Pearblossom Highway (as State Route 138) runs through the heart of Llano and is its 2 principal streets.



Llano is a name derived from Spanish meaning "plain".[2]

Llano was once the home of English writer Aldous Huxley.[citation needed]

At the turn of the 20th century there were socialist colonies in Llano, the most notable being Job Harriman's Llano del Rio commune.[citation needed] The ruins of Llano del Rio are still extant along Highway 138 east of 165th Street East.

Notable residents


  1. ^ Mike Davis, City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles, Verso Books, 1990, 472 pp., ISBN 978-0860913030
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 188.