Why It’s Appealing:
The City of Lakewood is unique in its devotion to open spaces including ten major parks offering public swimming pools, after-school programs, organized sports leagues and family and community gatherings. A few of the parks in Lakewood include Simon Bolivar Park, Cherry Cove Park and Jose Del Valle Park, affectionately known as “Airplane Park” due to the Douglas F3D “Skynight” jet fighter proudly displayed on the southwest corner of the park. Lakewood also has its own equestrian center and stables, the Lakewood Equestrian Center. This makes Lakewood an ideal place to raise children or just enjoy an active outdoors lifestyle. Lakewood real estate has really escalated of late as it has become more and more competitive with Long Beach. There is an increasing sense of pride-of-ownership that is demonstrated in curb appeal and home improvements. Lakewood has less of the chaotic pace of some surrounding cities but holds its own in what it has to offer. Lakewood Center Mall is a large shopping, dining and entertainment center offering popular eateries such as California Pizza Kitchen, Chipotle and Fuddruckers, where they serve up gourmet and unique burgers. Lakewood Center has a wide-range of shopping with everything from Costco to Macy’s. Lakewood is a strong community that enjoys holiday gatherings and special events year-round. All of these wonderful attributes make Lakewood an exceptional city to purchase a home.
● In recognition of Lakewood’s quality parks, playgrounds and recreation services, the city has won a 2014 “Playful City USA” designation.
● Lakewood is home of the first Denny’s Restaurant, which originated in 1953 as Danny’s Donuts by founder Harold Butler and was renamed Denny’s Restaurant in 1959.
● Some Lakewood residents refer to Lakewood as “our Mayberry,” due to the friendly and neighborly feel of the city.
Area: 9.466 square miles
Median Home Value: $494,600
Average Household Income: $76,224
Average Commute Time: 27 mins
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