Rosemead CA Real Estate, Rosemead area and Community Information
Rosemead, California, is a community in the western part of the San Gabriel Valley. This Los Angeles County city is currently home to about 55,000 residents. It lies just to the east-northeast of downtown Los Angeles.


The Tongva indigenous people inhabited the area prior to the arrival of the Spaniards in the 18th century. The Mission San Gabriel Archangel was founded in the area of the border between today's Rosemead and Montebello in 1771.

The Treaty of Guadeloupe in 1848 transferred California to the United States. Four years later, a couple from Arkansas, John and Harriet Guess, settled in the area. In 1867, John Guess purchased 100 acres of his own and named it the Savannah Ranch. Then, two men purchased 600 acres and founded a horse ranch called "Rose's Meadow." The name was shortened to Rosemeade and then to Rosemead. In the decades that followed, chicken and rabbit farms were established by some, and other farmers grew fruit and vegetables. Rosemead was finally incorporated in 1959.

Parks and Recreation

Rosemead Park is the largest park maintained by the city. It offers a 0.5-mile fitness trail with workout stations. There are also three playground areas, picnic shelters and a swimming pool. Two lighted baseball diamonds are also found at Rosemead Park.

The seven-acre Zapopan Park offers multiple playgrounds, picnic shelters and an outdoor basketball court. Garvey Park offers excellent picnic faciltiies along with ballfields and two playgrounds. The lighted tennis courts are popular with the residents. The park also offers ballfields and a gymnasium. Sally Tanner Park includes an attractive gazebo, playground and lots of open space.

Attractions and Activities

The Rosemead Aquatic Center has been recently remodeled. It offers a competition-grade pool. There are potentially 13 competition lanes, and water polo can be played here. Recreational swimming is possible as well. Garvey Park offers Splash Zone, a water park that includes two big water slides and a 2,500 sq-ft pool that is also used for lessons.


The Moon Festival in Rosemead is an annual event that features carnival rides, food vendors and live music in a festive atmosphere. The late August event is held along Valley Boulevard.

Given the prices in general for real estate in the San Gabriel Mountains, the prospective Rosemead home buyer will find an assortment of relatively affordable homes for sale in Rosemead. Many parts of Rosemead were established long ago, so some of the Rosemead homes for sale will date back to the mid-20th century. Some of these Rosemead CA homes will have been updated with energy saving systems and other improvements.

The young family seeking a starter home will find options in Rosemead. Some residential real estate in Rosemead will be priced under $400,000. A Rosemead realtor will good local knowledge can help you to identify the Rosemead properties that offer sound construction and modern updates. Such a Rosemead real estate agent can also identify the Rosemead real estate that will best meet your needs. Those that invest in Rosemead CA real estate will benefit from a central location that offers easy access to downtown Los Angeles and other important venues in the valley.

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