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.
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
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