Lakewood is a city situated in the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area, which is part of California, United States.
The character of Lakewood is exemplified by its calm environment. There are about 20 public green spaces close by for residents to visit, like Mayfair Park and Jose del Valle Park, which makes them easy to access. This city is also fairly good for those who like quiet areas, as the streets are generally quite peaceful - although there are still several louder areas, especially around San Gabriel River Freeway, Interstate 605, the airport (Long Beach Airport) or one of the railway lines.
The large proportion of single detached homes in the housing stock of Lakewood is an important part of its character. Most of the housing growth in this city happened pre-1960. This part of the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area also has a selection of unit sizes; it is quite easy to find houses ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Home owners occupy roughly 70% of the properties in Lakewood whereas the remainder are rented.
Property owners in Lakewood will value that a grocery store is always only a reasonably short walk away. Likewise, a restaurant is commonly just around the corner, and a small selection of coffee shops can be found as well. It is also convenient to get to a variety of clothing stores on foot. With respect to education, locals will welcome that no matter where their property is located in Lakewood, primary as well as high schools are close by. House buyers can choose between public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level.
This part of the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area will draw active people as it is convenient for walking; many daily errands can be run without needing to resort to a vehicle. The public transit network in Lakewood is rather limited. Nonetheless, property owners are served by about 10 bus lines, and bus stops are ordinarily nearby. However, moving around by car is very easy in Lakewood. Many houses for sale are a reasonably short drive from the nearest highway, such as Interstate 605, and it is easy to come across a place to park.