Cerritos is located in the heart of the Los Angeles/Orange County
metrocenter, midway between Downtown Los Angeles and the business
centers of Irvine, Santa Ana and Anaheim. Because Cerritos is virtually
the geographic center of the Los Angeles Basin, it has become one of
Southern California’s premier commercial crossroads. Cerritos is served
directly by three major freeways and is close to two others.
Cerritos on Wheels (COW) buses, Long Beach Transit, Norwalk Transit,
the Orange County Transit Authority and Metro offer frequent service
throughout the community. Air transportation is available at Long Beach
Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and Orange County’s John
While Cerritos’ central location has spurred its growth, innovation
and leadership have sustained it. The City has pioneered in many areas,
including building America’s first solar heated city hall,
undergrounding all utility lines and constructing a recycled water
system to irrigate parks and street medians, which saves approximately
815 million gallons of potable water per year. The Cerritos General
Plan, which provides the framework for the long-term physical
development of the City of Cerritos, was most recently updated on
January 6, 2004.
Real estate in Cerritos is located in what used to be known as Dairy Valley. The area was once littered with Dairy Farms. In 1956 it became incorporated as the City of Dairy Valley, years later in 1963, after becoming a planned suburban development, it formally changed its name to “Cerritos."
Parks and Recreation
The Cerritos home buyer not only has a lovely suburban community setting to look forward to, but pristine parks and recreational areas
as well. As a planned development, Cerritos did not overlook building public park spaces into its design. The area features numerous parks where residents and visitors picnic and enjoy the foliage and weather that Cerritos provides.
Attractions and Activities
Cerritos has many attractions that tourists from all over the country come to see. Therefore, residents don’t even have to worry about there being a lack of anything to do in the area because there is always something to do or see. Some of the most popular attractions in Cerritos include Liberty Park, the Cerritos Center for Performing Arts, the Cerritos Olympic Swim and Fitness Center, the Cerritos Iron-Wood Nine Golf Course, the Los Cerritos Center and many others. To find out what some of the other attractions in the area are, go to the following web link: www.cerritos.us