Located in California, United States, the city of Commerce is located in the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area.
Commerce is relatively quiet, since there are few people out and about on the streets; however noise levels are higher closer to Santa Ana Freeway, Long Beach Freeway or one of the railway lines. It is sometimes hard to access parks from most locations within the city since they aren't well-distributed. Still, there are a few green spaces close by for residents to relax in.
A majority of the housing growth in Commerce occurred pre-1960. In this city, roughly two thirds of the dwellings are single detached homes, and large apartment buildings and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. The split between home owners and renters is about even. This city is primarily composed of two bedroom and three bedroom homes.
It is very easy to reach both a general and a specialty grocery store by walking from anywhere in Commerce. In addition, a restaurant is commonly just around the corner, and property owners can enjoy approximately 10 cafes as well. A good choice of clothing stores is also available within a reasonably short walking distance, for example along Kinsie Street. Concerning education, in Commerce, locals will commonly be able to get to primary schools on foot. On the other hand, high schools are not particularly plentiful and consequently not always within walking distance.
Walking is quite convenient for home buyers in Commerce; many common errands can be run without needing to use a vehicle. The public transit service in Commerce is rather poor. Nonetheless, there is the Commerce Station with access to the Orange County Line. The city is served by a few bus lines, and the closest bus stop is typically just around the corner. However, the car is very often the favored transportation option in Commerce. It is straightforward to park, and the majority of houses for sale are a short drive from the nearest highway, such as Long Beach Freeway.