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Lakewood, CA

Lakewood, CA

Lakewood, CA

Moving to Lakewood, CA – “Tomorrow’s City Today”

Where is Lakewood? It’s located in Southern California, more specifically in Los Angeles County, and is surrounded by cities: Long Beach to the west and south, Bellflower to the north, Cerritos in the northeast, Cypress to the east, and Hawaiian Gardens in the southeast. If a move to Lakewood is in your plans you may be interested to know that it is a planned, post-World War II community, as well an “instant city” due to the fact that the land went from lima bean fields in 1950 to a well-developed American suburb by 1960. Lakewood has a lot to offer its residents, and with a population of around 80,050 it has just enough history and urbanity to make it exciting, and just enough friendly citizens to make it comfortable. Welcome to Lakewood, we think you’ll like it here!


The weather in Lakewood. The weather in Lakewood is typical for SoCal. Residents and visitors enjoy cool mild winters and comfortable summers. The average temperatures range from the mid-50’s during the winter months and the lower 70’s in the summer months. Snow is a stranger in Lakewood and it only rains about 11½ inches a year. It’s California, after all!


Getting around in Lakewood. There are plenty of different means of transportation into, out of, and within Lakewood. Long Beach Airport, Los Angeles International (LAX), John Wayne Airport, and Bob Hope Airport are all within 30 miles of Lakewood. As well, there are 14 Amtrak stations within the same radius, connecting to cities such as San Pedro, Fullerton, Anaheim, and Los Angeles. Major Lakewood thoroughfares include SR-19, Bellflower and Del Amo Boulevards, and Carson and South Streets, as well as the east-running San Gabriel River Freeway (I-605).


Shopping in Lakewood. Lakewood is home to Lakewood Center, one of the largest malls in the country. Categorized as a super-regional shopping mall, it is anchored by JCPenney, Macy’s, Forever 21, and Target, and sees over 10 million shoppers per year. “Shop One Shop All” is the motto for all Macerich Company malls, and it proves: Bed Bath & Beyond, Costco, and Best Buy, as well as a 2-story food court, a cinema, and 250 specialty shops can all be found on the same lot!


Dining in Lakewood. There is certainly no shortage of premier dining options when it comes time to eat in Lakewood! You must visit I Luv Sushi if you move to Lakewood. They offer multiple promotions every day, from Happy Tummy Hours (5 rolls for $20) to $2 Kirin Ichiban off the tap, as well as tens of generously-sized, quality dishes—try the Sexy Girl Roll! For Hawaiian cuisine that stands up to the competitors, The Loft is the place for you. The food is cheap, but the quality is always above and beyond. Try the bacon-fried rice, if you dare! Lakewood is also home to Heritage Family Pantry, which offers a plethora of huge breakfast dishes for cheap—on-the-go or not, try the biscuits and gravy or the Spanish Meatloaf Omelet!


Helpful Links for Moving to Lakewood, California


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The service center for Lakewood, CA is located in Long Beach, CA.

Information about Lakewood, CA

Est. Population: 78097
County: Los Angeles
Latitude: 33.8333
Longitude: -118.1333
Zip Codes: 90712