Monterey Park

Our Monterey Park relocation guide is designed to provide information, services and savings to help when moving to Monterey Park.

If you travel 7 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, you will find the hillside suburban city, Monterey Park, California.

Located in Los Angeles County, Monterey Park is part of a cluster of neighboring cities (Alhambra, Arcadia, Temple City, Rosemead, San Marino, and San Gabriel in the west San Gabriel Valley).

Monterey Park has a growing Asian American population with almost 48% of Chinese descent, the largest concentration of Chinese Americans of any municipality in the United States.

With a population of 61,075 (U.S. Census 2016), a median income of $56,014 and 283 sunny days per year on average, it is easy to understand why Money Magazine ranked Monterey Park as the #3 best places to live in the country.

Places of interest

Monterey Park is home to the Garvey Ranch Observatory, located in Garvey Ranch Park, which is operated by the Los Angeles Astronomical Society (LAAS). It adjoins a historical museum, a classroom, and a workshop. The observatory houses an 8-inch (200 mm) refractor, a telescope making workshop, and a library containing over 1000 books. The grounds are open to the public for free astronomical observation on Wednesday evenings from 7:30PM – 10:00PM, hosted by LAAS members.

East Los Angeles College is located along the southern boundary of the City. The college has undergone a large-scale renovation.

Built in 1929, Jardin El Encanto, otherwise known as “El Encanto”, is a Spanish-style building located at 700 El Mercado. El Encanto is home to beautiful tile and hand painted woodwork. The building, originally the sales office for Midwick Estates, was once a USO center and speakeasy.

The City invested in the renovation of this beautiful structure which has significant historic value to the community.


Monterey Park is served by the Long Beach Freeway, (I-710), the San Bernardino Freeway (I-10), and the Pomona Freeway, SR 60.

Public transportation is provided by the city government, Spirit bus service and Metrolink feeder bus, the City of Montebello and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Metro Gold Line light rail service stops at Atlantic station just south of the city limits.


Monterey Park is located at 34°02′57″N 118°08′08″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.7 square miles, of which, 7.6 square miles is land, and 0.04 square miles (0.39%) is water.

The city boundaries include Los Angeles to the west, unincorporated East Los Angeles to the south and west, Alhambra to the north, Rosemead to the northeast, Montebello to the south, and unincorporated South San Gabriel to the southeast.

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