Home to beautiful weather year-round, a thriving cattle and feed industry and close proximity to many destinations in southern California and the U.S./Mexico border, the city of Brawley, Calif., is one of the fastest-growing places in the Golden State to call home. Brawley is home to a growing, diverse population, giving California residents from all the walks of life the opportunity to find apartments for rent in Brawley. According to City-Data, the average age of a resident here is around 30-years-old, and according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau, more than 32 percent of the citizens who live in Brawley are children, making this a young, vibrant city that is heading for an exciting future.
Brawley got its start after it was incorporated in 1908. It has humble beginnings, being a tent city of only 100 people, but like many other communities in Southern California, the railroad and agricultural trade in the area gave Brawley residential and economic growth during the 20th century. Today, the city has become one of the largest cattle raising centers in California. Another reason why many residents are making their way here - the city grew by more than 13 percent from 2000 to 2010 - is because unlike many cities in California (known for its expensive cost of living), the index in Brawley is more than 8 points below the national average, making it an economical oasis for many citizens in the Golden State.
One of the most beautiful natural attractions in the area is the Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge, a majestic green space in the Pacific Flyway that shows off some of the world's most stunning migratory birds. Here residents can enjoy two major hiking trails and waterfowl hunting during the appropriate season.
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