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LA's "real" Chinatown is a suburban community in the San Gabriel Valley.
Studio / 1 BR
42% Complete
2 Bedrooms
58% Complete
3 Bedrooms
86% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Families
  • Professionals


What's around
  • 277 Shops
  • 49 Fitness options
  • 227 Restaurants
  • 21 Grocery stores/markets
  • 30 Banks
  • 6 Nightlife options





  WHAT’S LIVING IN Monterey Park LIKE?

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Located about 5.5 miles (8.9 km) east of Downtown Los Angeles, Monterey Park is a surburban area whose claim to fame is having the highest percentage of Chinese Americans of any city in the United States. Like most suburbs in America, Monterey Park is a collection of shopping plazas, strip malls, and residential tracts. Many of those shopping plazas host amazing Chinese restaurants and other great Asian cuisine.

You'll find a mix of homes here, though single-family bungalows and two-story houses are the most common type. Because this is a hilly neighborhood, many of the homes have never-ending views of the valley. There are some low-rise apartment buildings as well.

Monterey Park is bordered on the north by Alhambra, on the east by Rosemead and South San Gabriel, on the south by Montebello, and on the west by East Los Angeles.


Burbank: 17.3 miles / 30-60 minutes by car / 60-70 minutes by transit
Century City: 20.2 miles / 50-100 minutes by car / 105 minutes by transit
Downtown LA: 9.3 miles / 20-50 minutes by car / 50 minutes by transit
Santa Monica: 22.4 miles / 50-100 minutes by car / 100 minutes by transit

Monterey Park Los Angeles Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Monterey Park LOCAL schools

Repetto Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.45 mi
Saint Thomas Aquinas
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.52 mi
Meher Montessori School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.69 mi
Macy Intermediate School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.86 mi
Ynez Elementary School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.92 mi


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