River East is a neighborhood in El Monte, California, which is situated in the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area.
River East is a good neighborhood to buy a home in for those who prefer a calm ambience. It is easy to access green spaces since there are a few of them nearby for residents to enjoy. This neighborhood is quiet overall, as there are usually low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case close to one of the railway lines or San Bernardino Freeway.
Over half of the housing stock of River East consists of large apartment buildings and single detached homes, whereas the remainder are mainly small apartment buildings and townhouses. Around one third of properties in this area were built between 1960 and 1980, while many of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s. This neighborhood has a good choice of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Renters occupy about 70% of the units in the neighborhood while the rest are occupied by owners.
It is a reasonably short walk to access primary as well as high schools from most properties for sale in River East. House buyers can choose between public and private elementary schools. In terms of food, the nearest grocery store in River East is usually only a short walk away. Additionally, River East is a good place in which to eat out, and a limited selection of cafes can be found as well. It is also easy to get to a variety of clothing stores on foot.
This area will draw physically active house buyers since it is quite suitable for walking; running daily errands is easy on foot. Commuting by transit can be sometimes difficult in River East by reason of the service's low frequency. Nonetheless, home owners are served by a few bus lines, and bus stops are typically nearby. However, a car is a very good medium of transportation in this part of the city. It is easy to park, and many homes for sale are a very short drive from the nearest highway, such as San Bernardino Freeway.