Lakewood California Real Estate

Lakewood California Real Estate

Lakewood is a city in Los Angeles County, California. The population was 79,345 at the 2000 census. It is bordered by Long Beach on the west and south, Bellflower on the north, Cerritos on the northeast, Cypress on the east, and Hawaiian Gardens on the southeast. Major thoroughfares include Lakewood Blvd, Bellflower, and Del Amo Boulevards and Carson and South Streets. The San Gabriel Fwy I-605 runs through the city's eastern regions.

 

Sometimes called "an instant city" because of its origins—going from Lime bean fields in 1950 to a well-developed city in California by 1960—Lakewood is, along with Levittown, New York, the archetypal post-world War II American suburb. The vast majority of its housing stock is small, mass-produced single-story houses on tree-lined streets, sold initially to World War II and Korean War veterans who worked in the aerospace factories of Long Beach and the South Bay.

 

Urban Style Planning:
Lakewood's primary thoroughfares are mostly boulevards with landscaped medians, with frontage roads on either side in residential districts. Unlike in most similar configurations, however, access to the main road from the frontage road is only possible from infrequently spaced collector streets. This arrangement, hailed by urban of the day, is a compromise between the traditional urban grid and the arrangement of winding "drives" and culs-de-sacs that dominates contemporary suburban and exurban design.

Shopping And Dinning:

 

Lakewood is the home of the first Denny's Restaurant. In 1953 Harold Butler founded Danny’s Donuts, which was renamed to Denny's Restaurant in 1959.

 

The Lakewood center mall is has a variety of great restaurants and coffee shops as California Pizza Kitchen and Panera coffee shop which has an array of great pastries and breads...

School Districts:

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Contact Information

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The Mother & Son Team - Maria Palacios & Chris Gon
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, California Properties
16911 Bellflower Blvd
Bellflower CA 90706
(877) 883-1003
Fax: 562-381-9113