Located about 15 miles southwest of Los Angeles, Hawthorne, Calif., is a fun and thriving suburban community. According to City-Data, Hawthorne is home to about 85,000 loyal residents. With a median age of 31.5 years, Hawthorne is a notoriously young city, as the median age of the state of California is 45.6. Hawthorne's easy access to interstates 405, 110 and 105 makes this SoCal gem a convenient and busy place to call home. Those searching for Hawthorne apartments for rent will admire the region's high quality of life, access to amenities and vibrant lifestyle.
Known as the Hub of the South Bay, Hawthorne's attractive location and access to cultural amenities, mountains, beaches and entertainment make it an exciting place to live - perhaps this is why its median age is so low. Young couples and singles will love this bustling place to live, work and play, and will enjoy its unique blend of suburban peacefulness and urban activities. Hawthorne's suburban nature shines through in its layout and highway access, but its engaging diversity, variety of employment options and other amenities are a nod to its big-city tendencies.
Although Hawthorne is a very busy suburb, the majority of its residents opt to work in other nearby cities. In fact, according to City-Data, Hawthorne's population drops by about 14 percent on workdays due to commuting. The mean travel time to work for residents in the area is about 27 minutes. Those searching for apartments in Hawthorne will be happy to note that the city is somewhat walkable according to WalkScore.com.
Hawthorne's proximity to Los Angeles gives it a distinctive culture. Californians will recognize the area's prominent skating and longboarding culture. Visitors might want to check out Eucalyptus Park for a glimpse into this SoCal way of life. Other regional attractions include the Hawthorne Historical Museum and the Beach Boys State Historic Monument, the latter of which pays tribute to the family of Beach Boy Brian Wilson.
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