Lakewood CA Real Estate
Lakewood, born as one of the nation's first post-war planned housing developments, remains today an affordable option for families looking for a wide selection of shopping and recreational options.
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The city, located 17 miles from Los Angeles, features the largest ice skating rinks on the west coast, an equestrian center and a major shopping mall. The city's wide boulevards are home to many stores, movie theaters attractions. These amenities make Lakewood property attractive for homebuyers. Lakewood home prices range between $300,000 and $400,000.
Lakewood real estate is bordered by Long Beach to the West and South,Bellflower to the north, Cerritos to the northeast, Cypress to the east and Hawaiian Gardens on the southeast.
Lakewood - Beginnings
After World War II,the Lakewood Park Company built 17,500 houses on about 3,500 acres of sugar beet fields just as war veterans and their families sought first homes. The city, though incorporated, continued contracting with Los Angeles County for road repair, water and sewer services, and fire protection.
The Lakewood Plan, which described how to retain local control while relying on existing county services, was adopted by many other communities in the United States. Lakewood real estate is studied by city planners as a ground-breaking tradition in American history. The city has 80,000 residents.
Recreation & Amenities
Lakewood hosts one of Southern California's largest regional malls, the Lakewood Center as well as Lakewood Marketplace, Pioneer Square and Lakewood Square. A restaurant row on Candlewood Avenue and numerous movie theaters create options for owners of Lakewood homes. The city has its own auto mall area and Wal-Mart.
Glacial Garden, a private facility with three ice rinks, ballet area and party rooms, sponsors the west's largest ice hockey tournaments annually. Lakewood has ten major public parks for family activities, organized sports leagues, community gatherings, and recreation classes. Mayfair Park and Bolivar Park each have public pools, with seasonal swimming instruction, water aerobics, diving, and lifesaving classes.
Rynerson Park, at Studebaker Road and Del Amo Boulevard, is north of the Lakewood Equestrian Center. The Equestrian Center has horse boarding and bridle paths.
The city of Lakewood is served by the Long Beach Unified School District, Paramount Unified School District, Bellflower Unified School District and the ABC Unified School District.} ?>
For more information about Lakewood Real Estate, please contact our office at 323 412-9060(Los Angeles).