Lakewood

Homes with top-of-the-line equipment, stunning interiors, and excellent community integration.

Welcome to Lakewood

 
A peaceful Californian suburb that is perfect for raising a family
 
Lakewood's incorporation in 1954 was a risky community-building experiment that began with a pledge from thousands of Lakewood citizens. With the support of like-minded neighbors working together despite their differences, incorporation gave heartening evidence that the dignity of ordinary life was attainable in the emerging suburbs of Los Angeles.

Lakewood understands that creating great communities requires more than just well-designed houses. It also entails grasping local dynamics and forming a community that capitalizes on the greatest aspects of the surrounding area. This entails creating neighborhoods that are both attractive and well-integrated with nearby parks, commercial centers, and transit hubs. Each home exemplifies the company's ability to strike the ideal balance between utility and aesthetics.

Lakewood designs each piece of the built environment with homeowners in mind, whether it's a row of Surrey townhouses, a condominium near the park, or a single-family home. The final result is homes with top-of-the-line equipment, practical layouts, stunning interiors, and excellent community integration.
 

What to Love

 
  • Suburban area
  • Quiet neighborhood
  • Laid-back community feel
  • Beautiful greenery

Local Lifestyle

 
Lakewood is a laid-back community with metropolitan conveniences, bordered on the west and south by Long Beach and the north by Bellflower. It is in a fantastic position as it is close to beaches, amusement parks, downtown districts, and other attractions. There are several restaurants, coffee shops, and more in this Los Angeles suburb. The majority of the residents are young professionals who own their own homes. This area is a terrific place to raise a family because it is bordered by so many beautiful parks and businesses. There are many families with small children that adhere to traditional family values here. There are also several excellent local schools in the neighborhood. Lakewood is well-known for its lovely trees. Any street in Lakewood will provide you with a stunning landscape, with rows of thick trees all around you. Because the neighborhood is so close-knit, it has the sense of a little town while still being close to a huge metropolis like Long Beach.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

 
Lakewood residents have a wide range of delicious eating options to choose from. From soups to sundaes, Heritage Family Pantry is a classic family-friendly restaurant where you’ll find huge quantities of American cooking. Their large servings are well-known and breakfast is served all day. With their diverse menu, you’ll get to taste real Mediterranean cuisine, at George’s Greek Cafe. Their menu will not disappoint, whether you're hungry for Greek food, want to impress a date, or just want to try something new.

If you’re looking for a great way to unwind and destress, go take a fun, relaxing shopping trip to Lakewood Center. This well-known mall includes popular retail establishments, eateries, and department stores, as well as a theater. Macy's, Costco, Target, Burlington, H&M, Foot Locker, and Hollister are just a few of the shops that call Lakewood Center home.

Things to Do

 
There’s plenty to do for residents in this quaint suburb. The Lakewood Youth Center is located in Del Valle Park, which hosts a number of summer performances. A basketball court with chairs and a fenced playground for children are also available in this neighborhood park. Some other recreational activities here include various game courts, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, athletic fields, and a seasonal wading pool. Then, there is the natural splendor of Lakewood's Monte Verde Park summed up by the S. Mark Taper Vista Lodge, nature walk, and amphitheater complex on the west side of the river. It's possible that it's a "gem" among Lakewood park features. A quarter-mile nature walk winds around the park's perimeter, taking visitors through numerous habitats that depict components of the natural California environment, including an oak wood, a dry stream, and a fern dell.

For an entertaining summertime activity, Lakewood hosts the Annual Big Boom Bash fireworks celebration displaying and honoring our country's independence solely with fireworks. In this parking lot, there will be a designated viewing space where you may exit your car and sit with family and friends. There will be porta-potties and food vendors on site. Umbrellas and tents are not permitted.
 

Schools

 
Listed below are some of Lakewood’s most prominent educational institutions:

  • Whitney High School, 7-12, top-rated public school
  • Cerritos High School, 9-12, top-rated public school
  • Carmenita Middle School, 7-8, highly-rated middle school
  • Wittmann Elementary School, K-6, highly-rated elementary school
  • Frank C. Leal Elementary School, K-6, highly-rated magnet elementary school
 
 

Overview for Lakewood, CA

98,399 people live in Lakewood, where the median age is 39.5 and the average individual income is $36,295.32. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

98,399

Total Population

39.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$36,295.32

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Lakewood, CA

Lakewood has 31,856 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lakewood do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 98,399 people call Lakewood home. The population density is 8,336.89 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

98,399

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

39.5

Median Age

48.06 / 51.94%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
31,856

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$36,295.32

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Lakewood, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Lakewood. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Melbourne (Ella P.) Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Holmes Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
St Pancratius Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Bright Time Child Care Learning Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
St Joseph High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Spectrum Center- Long Beach Elementary
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Stephen Foster Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Esther Lindstrom Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Intensive Learning Center
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Cleveland Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
MacArthur Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Madison Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
5/5
Craig Williams Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
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