7.7 out of 10

Cerritos

33.863271601994 -118.066919905691
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Right In The Middle Of Everything...."

This is a very popular and highly regarded city in a very desirable area. With close proximity to Orange County as well as to Downtown Los Angeles, here you will find a vibrant community smack dab in the middle of it all.

Considered affluent, as housing prices are expensive for what you get, Cerritos is easily accessible by the I-91, I-605 and the I-5. With excellent public transportation by the Long Beach Transit District, Orange County Transit Authority and the LA Metro, you can be anywhere quickly and avoid the horrible traffic. And it can be brutal.

Cerritos is a great place to raise a family as the ABC Unified School District is considered one of the best in the state. There are over 25 parks with playing courts, picnic areas, athletic fields, which are always busy with kid sports activity on the weekends. And again, you are close to everything. The beaches are 30 minutes away, Disneyland is 15 minutes, as is Anaheim (Angel) Stadium to catch a California Angels baseball game. There is plenty of shopping, good restaurants and don’t forget about the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts where you can watch excellent Broadway shows, music and dance performances. While there is not a ton of nightlife in Cerritos per se, again, you aren’t far from anything.

Homes again are costly. Styles vary, but you will mostly see tract style homes with the California stucco and tiled roofs. The real estate crash did affect this area so homes may be considered more affordable now, but prices are slowly increasing.

Despite it’s size, Cerritos is considered a safe city. In the west areas you need to watch some surrounding communities, such as Norwalk and Bellflower, but all towns have areas that are better than others.
Pros
  • Centrally Located
  • Good Schools
Cons
  • Traffic
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
5/5
2yrs+

"Merry Christmas California!!"

Lost in the sprawling jungle of concrete houses with pools this street has something that no other street does. The Christmas Spirit. Touche. When you are driving through the hills and hoping to catch your future dream house you must make sure that you visit Belmont Place during the Christmas holidays. It is quite interesting to view the Christmas decorations. I can't get over Christmas being in such a tropical place. This neighborhood goes all out. It is like a secret competition is going on between the neighbors to see who can create the best display. This is strictly a residential street with big houses and a wonderful loop at the end of the road which will allow your car to swivel around very nicely. Suburbia is my favorite place to stroll.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

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