Located in California, United States, the city of South El Monte is located in the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area.
South El Monte offers a slower-paced atmosphere and will appeal to home buyers who enjoy spending time outdoors. There are a few parks close by for residents to relax in, such as Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, which makes them very easy to get to from most locations within the city. This part of the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area is also quiet, as there are usually low levels of noise from traffic - although there are still several noisier areas, especially around Pomona Freeway.
Renters occupy about 60% of the units in South El Monte while owners occupy the remainder. In this part of the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area, most of buildings are single detached homes, whereas the rest are mainly townhouses. The properties in this city are very old, since about 60% of its buildings were built pre-1960, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s. This city has a good variety of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
House buyers in this part of the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area will appreciate that a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a short walk away. Additionally, those who like to eat in restaurants will have a fair number of opportunities, and a limited selection of coffee shops is available as well. It is also a rather short walk to a reasonable selection of clothing stores, for instance along Rush Street. Concerning education, in South El Monte, house owners will usually be able to reach both primary and secondary schools on foot. Home buyers have the choice between public and private elementary schools.
Traveling on foot is feasible for residents in this part of the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area; many common errands can be run without the use of a vehicle. The public transit service in South El Monte is not very frequent. Nevertheless, the city is connected by a few bus lines, and it is very easy to find a nearby bus stop from most properties. On the other hand, the preferred approach to navigate South El Monte is very often a car. It is convenient to access a place to park, and the majority of houses for sale are a short drive from the nearest highway, such as Pomona Freeway.