Located 13 miles southeast of eastern Los Angeles and loaded with community pride, Pico Rivera is one of California's most exciting and livable cities. With its diverse community, excellent school system and beautiful, scenic landscape, it is no wonder that so many California residents are finding their home in Pico Rivera apartments for rent. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the word is out on this charming town, since the city has seen a recent jump in population. In Pico Rivera, you can have all the friendliness of a small-town community but still have the perks of big-city living mere minutes away from your front door.
Pico Rivera was originally an agricultural area near the eastern edge of the Los Angeles basin. However, after World War II, miles of fruit trees were replaced with homes and businesses as the city of Los Angeles began to sprawl. By 1958, the city was eventually incorporated and the communities of Pico and Rivera were joined to create this fantastic town. Today, the city has been growing due to many new housing developments and its easy driving distance to everything L.A. has to offer. According to the census, Pico Rivera is home to more than 63,000 residents, based on 2011 estimates. With many of the city's facilities and roads being recently improved, those number are only expected to grow, bringing in even more residents to this fantastic town.
Pico Rivera has seen a recent surge of commercial development, making it a new shopping destination in the L.A. area. However, the city is probably best known for its more than 120 acres of recreational space that are available to its residents. With everything from golf lessons, public pools, art facilities and eight beautiful parks, there are plenty of places to get out and into the California sunshine.
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