Compared to the rest of the Metropolitan Los Angeles market, the Alhambra submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have come on the market, which means listings most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 25% of the listings in the Alhambra are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 5,000 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1985 and are Class B.
Not much of the real estate is used for commercial space, so it might be hard to find office space. Wholesale trade is the dominant industry in this area. Commute by walking is the most popular way to get to work amongst Alhambra folk. Commuting between 30 and 45 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.