San Marino is regarded as having one of the best performing schools in the Greater Los Angeles area. All of its public schools are distinguished as California "Blue Ribbon" schools. The city includes the estate of Henry E. Huntington, who made a fortune in the development of Southern California and opened the library and art collections in his large new-Palladian mansion to the public in 1919. This mansion is best known as the Huntington Library. San Marino real estate has beautiful lawns and a variety of house sizes.