Located approximately halfway between Los Angeles and Long Beach, Paramount, Calif., is a sunny community with regional appeal. The city has a dynamic, attractive environment, and boasts an ideal balance of residential, commercial and industrial developments. Approximately 54,000 people live in Paramount and enjoy a local small-town feeling with tree-lined streets, public works of art and safe neighborhoods. Search for Paramount apartments for rent, and find a unique community in Southern California.
In the early 20th century, Paramount was a hub for agriculture on the Pacific Coast. The town boasted a number of dairies, and in the 1930s was known for having the largest hay market in the world. Paramount officially was incorporated in 1957, and today is an evolving urban city in the heart of Southern California. The National Civic League named Paramount an "All-America City" in 1988 for having many innovative programs, many of which are still in use. Paramount has undergone a strong redevelopment effort over the past few years, and transformed into a thriving, successful community. The city has a very diverse population, allowing residents to enjoy a mixed cultural landscape with many vibrant flavors, heritages and lifestyles.
The Paramount Outdoor Art Museum is the city's largest attraction, and invites visitors to enjoy impressive outdoor sculptures located around town. With lifelike figurines and abstract shapes, the city's artwork appeals to people from all artistic and cultural backgrounds. As Paramount is located just a short drive from Orange County and Los Angeles, residents here also take advantage of the numerous attractions and exciting events taking place in Southern California. The region is home to many diverse festivals, including the Long Beach Crawfish Festival, Long Beach Jazz Festival, Bayou and Blues Festival and Long Beach Lobster Festival.
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