Downey, CA

Downey, CA

Downey Real Estate And Community Information


Located only 13 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, Downey is a thriving, bustling community in its own right. This city of over 111,000 people has much to offer its current and future residents. A strong local economy, excellent public schools, beautiful recreational facilities, diverse retail and dining options, and more make Downey an attractive spot for homebuyers in Los Angeles county. Downey is a city with a rich history. It is the birthplace of the Apollo Space Program! This innovative and technological spirit continues to thrive in Downey as the city progresses into the future. With its own incredible amenities and facilities located right within town as well as being at the gateway to all that the Los Angeles metropolitan area has to offer, you and your family will find everything you could possible want in a community in the beautiful city of Downey.


Parks and Recreation in Downey


Downey is filled with incredible recreational facilities for people to spend time enjoying the temperate Southern California climate. No matter how residents like to stay fit or spend their leisure time, Downey has the perfect spot for them. The city’s Parks & Recreation Department operates and maintains 21 Parks and Facilities throughout the community. These public spaces offer a wide variety of amenities for residents to enjoy. Apollo Park & McCaughan Gymnasium (12544 Rives Avenue) offers facilities both indoors and out. The outdoor park features athletic fields, baseball diamonds, bocce ball court, sand volleyball courts, shuffleboard court, playground, and walking trail. The gymnasium allows residents to enjoy recreational facilities all year round, despite any incremental weather. Furman Park (10419 Rives Avenue), Independence Park (12334 Bellflower Boulevard), and Rio San Gabriel Park (9612 Ardine Street) all offer great athletic and fitness facilities for residents wanting to stay active. Special features include a skate park within Independence Park and a dog park at Rio San Gabriel.  Dennis the Menace Park (Lakewood Boulevard) and Golden Park (Lakewood Boulevard and Gardendale Avenue) are peaceful neighborhood parks that are perfect for children thanks to their green space and playgrounds. Lovers of the great outdoors will enjoy an afternoon at Wilderness Park (Florence Avenue) with its fishing lakes and walking trails. Anyone wanting to hit the greens should check out Rio Hondo Golf Club (10627 Old River School Road), a favorite public golf course in Southern California.


School District in Downey, California


Students in Downey are educated through the Downey Unified School District. This public school district strives itself on providing academic excellence and diverse extracurricular offerings for its students. There are 13 Elementary Schools within the district, serving students in prekindergarten through 5th grade. Doty Middle School (10301 Woodruff Avenue), Griffiths Middle School (9633 Tweedy Lane), Sussman Middle School (12500 Birchdale Avenue), and Stauffer Middle School (11985 Old River School Road) educate students in grades 6th through 8th. Secondary school age students, those in grades 9th through 12th, attend Downey High (11040 Brookshire Avenue) or Warren High (8141 De Palma Street).      



Health and Transportation in Downey, CA


Residents in Downey have access to incredible medical facilities. Along with numerous clinics and family medicine practices for maintaining your health and wellbeing, the city is home to several hospitals. Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center (9333 East Imperial Highway) is a comprehensive hospital offering primary care, pediatrics, and numerous medical specialties. PIH Health Hospital - Downey (11500 Brookshire Avenue) provides full inpatient and outpatient services as well housing a 24 hour emergency service room. Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (7601 East Imperial Highway) is one of the world’s best rehabilitation hospitals and is consistently recognized for its excellent rehabilitation medicine and clinical research.


Downey is connected to all of the communities within Los Angeles County thanks to its access to all of the major transportation routes in the area. Four major interstates, including 5, 605, 105, and 710, run directly through or just outside of the city. These thoroughfares allow residents to easily commute north-south, east-west throughout Southern California. Located only 20 miles away, Los Angeles International Airport (1 World Way, Los Angeles) makes it convenient for Downey residents to travel anywhere within the United States and abroad by air.


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