Monterey Park, California

Monterey Park CA Real Estate, Monterey Park area and Community Information

Monterey Park, California, is an established community with about 60,000 residents that is 10 miles to the east of downtown Los Angeles. Monterey Park is the home of East Los Angeles College.


The native American Tongva people arrived in the area about 7,000 years prior to the arrival of those of European descent. In the early 1800s, what is today Monterey Park was a part of the Mission San Gabriel Archangel. Alessandro Repetto bought 5,000 acres of land here after the Civil War. He established a ranch, and he built a home on a large hill.

Soon thereafter, Richard Garvey settled in the area as well. He is credited with constructing a dam over 50-feet high across the Hondo River. In 1906, Ramona Acres became the first subdivision in the area. At the same time, nurseries and potato farms were developed across the area.

Parks and Recreation

Garvey Ranch Park is a well-appointed, 28-acre facility located just to the north of Garvey Reservoir. Features include lighted ball fields, picnic shelters, playgrounds, lighted tennis courts, and a community center. There's also an observatory with a telescope on the grounds.

Attractions and Activities

Monterey Park Golf Club is a public facility at the I-10 and I-790 interchange on the west side of the community. The 40-year-old, 18-hole layout is considered to be one of the finer courses in the San Gabriel Valley. There's a recently constructed driving range with golfers on two tiers. Recent updates have refreshed the look of this long-time public golf destination.


The Cherry Blossom Festival is held in Monterey Park's Barnes Park every April. Enjoy Japanese dancing accompanied by the rhythmic beat of the taiko drums. Authentic Japanese cuisine is available from a variety of food vendors. The Cherry Blossom Festival has been an institution in the community for 17 years.

There will be some newer Monterey Park CA homes among the dozens of Monterey Park homes for sale at any one time. Some of these modern Monterey Park properties may include popular amenities like energy saving systems, multi-car garages and home theaters.

Many other homes for sale in Monterey Park will be mature residences built in the 1950s to the 1970s. Many of these examples of residential Monterey Park real estate will be single-story homes with 800 sq-ft to 1,800 sq-ft of living space. The prospective Monterey Park home buyer will discover that much of this real estate in Monterey Park has been well-maintained and updated. Our team can help you to sort through all of the residential Monterey Park CA real estate to identify properties that will best suit your needs. Our expert agents can tell you much more about the advantages of living in this well-situated community.
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