The city of Vernon, California is situated in the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area.
As there are very few people out and about on the streets, Vernon is relatively quiet, although there can be higher levels of noise for those who are near one of the railway lines or Long Beach Freeway. Parks aren't well-spread out, which makes it rather challenging to get to them. Despite that, there are a few green spaces close by for residents to discover.
In Vernon, about 45% of the dwellings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. This part of the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area is primarily composed of two bedroom and one bedroom homes. Renters occupy around three quarters of the dwellings in the city whereas the rest are occupied by owners. Most homes in this city were built prior to the 1960s, during its most significant housing boom.
A general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away in this city. Likewise, a restaurant is typically just around the corner, and property owners are served by a few cafes as well. A very good selection of clothing stores is also available within a short walking distance. With regards to education, in Vernon, locals will often be able to reach primary schools on foot. In contrast, there are no high schools in Vernon.
Active people will appreciate the walk-friendly character of Vernon; many day-to-day errands can be run on foot, and a variety of businesses are quite close by. Traveling by transit can be sometimes challenging in this part of the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim metropolitan area as a result of the infrequent service. Thankfully, the city is served by a few bus lines, and bus stops are not very far-removed from most residences. In contrast, commuting by car is very convenient in Vernon. It is especially convenient to park, and most properties for sale are a rather short drive from the closest highway, such as Long Beach Freeway.