South Gate, CA Real Estate
Located eight miles south of Los Angeles, South Gate real estate boasts economical housing and proximity to Los Angeles in a predominantly Spanish speaking community.
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More About South Gate
The city offers a wide variety of stores, plus specialty shops that cater to the city's significant Latin American immigrant population. Ninety-two percent of the city's residents speak Spanish with only 13 percent speaking English in South Gate. Affordable South Gate homes average less than $300,000 in price.
South Gate, which spans 7.5 square miles, is located nearly in the middle of a square created by four freeways: the Long Beach Freeway (710), the Glen Anderson Freeway, (105), the Harbor Freeway, (110) and the Santa Ana Freeway (I-5). The city is flanked by Cudahy to the east, Huntington Park to the north, Inglewood to the west and Lynwood to the South.
South Gate History
Once inhabited by Gabrielino/Tongva Indians, Spanish settlers converted it into Rancho San Antonio, filled with cattle, orchards, and dairies. In 1917, realtor Charles B. Hooper brought prospective buyers to the area by picking them up on buses in various locations. By the end of 1918, 125 houses had been constructed. In 1923, the city was incorporated as South Gate, a name that refers to it as a southern entrance to Los Angeles. Once a white, blue-collar community, South Gate's Latino community began to grow in the 1970s. In the 1990s, South Gate homes became an enclave for immigrant Latin American families.
Recreation & Amenities
Retail in South Gate includes a Kohl's Department store as well as mom-and-pop retailers. A $175 million outdoor mall called The Gateway is planned for the vacant site north of the intersection of Atlantic and Firestone Boulevards. The Gateway will have 2 or 3 large retail stores as well as several sit-down restaurants and retail outlets plus a 200-foot projection screen where diners and shoppers watch their favorite game, promotional, or entertainment video.
In addition, the city is working with the developers of Firestone Village and Shops, a new retail center, and 47 Unit Townhouse Project and Atlantic Park, a 50,000 square foot shopping center.
The city's Olympic size swimming pool offers water polo, a junior lifeguard program, a swim team, and lessons. The pool is often rented for birthday parties, baptisms, and business parties.} ?>
For more information about South Gate Real Estate, please contact our office at 323 412-9060 (Los Angeles).