Located within California, United States, the city of Carson is located in the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area.
Carson is a fairly good city to buy a home in for those who prefer a calm ambience. Public green spaces, including Vernon Hemingway Memorial Park and General Scott Park, are very well-situated and there are approximately 10 of them nearby for residents to relax in, which makes it easy to access them. This city is reasonably quiet overall, as the streets are quite tranquil - although there are still several noisier sections, especially close to Harbor Freeway, Artesia Freeway or one of the railway lines.
The predominance of single detached homes in the housing stock of Carson is an important part of its character. About half of properties in this part of the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area were constructed between 1960 and 1980, while many of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960. This city has quite a good variety of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Home owners occupy roughly 70% of the dwellings in Carson whereas renters occupy the remainder.
It is a reasonably short walk to reach both primary and secondary schools from any location in Carson. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. With regards to eating, a grocery store is generally accessible within a rather short walk from most properties for sale in this city. There are over 50 supermarkets in Carson, and the best variety can be found on streets such as Avalon Boulevard. In addition, a restaurant is commonly just around the corner, and a small variety of cafes is available as well. Home buyers benefit from a good number of clothing stores within walking distance.
Physically active home buyers will welcome the walk-friendly character of Carson; many daily errands can be run without the use of a vehicle. A car is an excellent means of transportation in this part of the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area. It is easy to park, and most properties for sale are a reasonably short drive from the closest highway, such as Harbor Freeway. On the other hand, the public transit network in Carson is not very practical. Nevertheless, residents are served by approximately 10 bus lines, and it is easy to reach a nearby bus stop from most houses.