Located in the heart of Southern California, Lakewood is a visionary city with regional appeal. With many respectable school districts and a close proximity to the excitement and public services of Los Angeles, Lakewood is a great place to raise a family. Search for Lakewood apartments for rent, and join approximately 81,000 residents who live a high quality of life in one of Los Angeles County's finest suburbs.
Lakewood was built in 1950 as the nation's first planned housing development after World War II. The land that was first used to grow sugar beets was transformed into a model community with residential streets, car friendly shopping areas and easy access to highways. Today, Lakewood is primarily a bedroom community for the city of Los Angeles. The groundbreaking nature and visionary plan of this suburb is often studied by city planners and historians because it combined local and county services that were visionary at the time, including assembly line house construction. Local residents live under the understanding that "Together, We're Better" with the Lakewood Good Neighbors program, which encourages members to work together and help those in need. With beautiful weather year-round and traditional Pacific Coast attractions, apartments in Lakewood make great homes.
The West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail is Lakewood's best preservation of open space, and is located along the San Gabriel River. With many species of trees, shrubs and ground clovers, the trail is a scenic walk that connects visitors with Southern California's natural habitat. Lakewood hosts an annual Pan American Festival that aims to bridge the gap between North and South American cultures. This family friendly event features a flag exchange ceremony, amusement rides, food booths, entertainment, arts and crafts and other displays. Many local parks also host Day of the Dead festivals on Halloween with costume contests, haunted houses and carnival attractions.
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