3.6 out of 10


34.0607668761951 -118.082585701094
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"A small town, good schools, but not much to do."

Rosemead is a city where I have grown up since I was about five years old. It is roughly 10-15 minutes away from Downtown Los Angeles (if you take the 10 Freeway), although it could be a lot longer during rush hour traffic.

Rosemead is one of the cities in the San Gabriel Valley, catering mainly to Asian and Hispanic cultures. The schools in Rosemead have roughly half Asian students and half Hispanic, with a small percentage of "everyone else." Therefore, Rosemead is one of the best places where you can get good, authentic Mexican food, Chinese food, and Vietnamese food.

Rosemead is a small city compared to nearby San Gabriel, Alhambra, Montebello, and El Monte, which results in "not much to do in Rosemead." Other than Rosemead Square which houses Target, Jamba Juice, Cold Stone Creamery, Starbucks, Subway, and other tiny stores, there's not much to do in Rosemead, per se. But a drive to the local cities is only a few minutes, which will bring you to about 4 different movie theaters, and two malls. Rosemead is also about a 20 minute drive (local streets) from Pasadena, home of the Rose Parade. Pasadena also has excellent shopping, so a person in Rosemead is never far off from shopping heaven.

Rosemead has two school district, both with decent schools. Both of these districts actually don't have any high schools (although there is an actual high school in the city of Rosemead), but send the kids to a different district (Alhambra or El Monte, usually) for high school.

Rosemead is a nice town, and like I said, I've been here since I was five. Reasonable house prices compared to neighboring cities, but still close enough to the fun.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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