El Monte is a city located in the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area, which is part of California, United States.
Despite the somewhat busy feel, there are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in El Monte. Green spaces, like Pioneer Park and Peck Road Water Conservation Park, are very well-located and there are about 10 of them close by for residents to relax in, making it easy to reach them. Finally, most parts of this city are very calm and quiet, but some other sections can be noisy, especially around San Gabriel River Freeway, Pomona Freeway, the airport (El Monte Airport) or one of the railway lines.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing about 60% of buildings in El Monte, whereas the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings and townhouses. Roughly 45% of homes in this city were built prior to the 1960s, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1980s. This part of the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area has a good variety of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around 60% of the population of this city rent their home and 40% are owners.
In El Monte, locals will usually be able to access primary as well as high schools on foot. At the elementary level, there are both public and private schools. Regarding food, it is straightforward to get to the nearest supermarket by walking from most properties for sale in this part of the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area. Over 100 groceries are located in the area, and the best variety can be found on streets such as Peck Road. In addition, El Monte is a good place in which to go out to eat, and property owners benefit from approximately 30 cafes as well. Property owners can find a fair number of clothing stores within walking distance.
El Monte is well-suited for walking; running common errands is easy. The preferred method of transportation in El Monte is usually a car. Nearby highways, such as San Bernardino Freeway, are quite easy to reach from any location in this part of the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area, and it is convenient to find a place to park. However, traveling by public transit is at times challenging in this city. Nonetheless, there is the El Monte Station with access to the San Bernardino Line. The city is linked by about 30 bus lines, and most homes are very close to a bus stop.