Monterey Park prides itself on world-class police and fire protection, public programs that regularly win awards for innovation, and citizens that are actively involved in their community.
City officials work tirelessly to address the needs of residents and maintain a pro-business environment that continues to attract some of the most prominent names in retailing and industry. Monterey Park is known as a top dining destination to some, a place of manicured beautiful parks to others. Most importantly, Monterey Park is poised for the future.
Strategic Location for Economic Development
Monterey Park's strategic location offers effortless access to all parts of the massive Southern California market. The city is surrounded by three major freeways, the San Bernardino (Interstate 10), Long Beach (Interstate 710) and Pomona (State Route60), and is adjacent to the Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5). From Monterey Park, these routes provide access to all of metropolitan Los Angeles, as well as other major markets in California and neighboring states.
Monterey Park is in the center of one of Southern California's most fertile educational environments. East Los Angeles College, with over 30,000 students, is located in the city and California State University Los Angeles, with an enrollment of 231,000, is just beyond Monterey Park's border. Caltech, Occidental College, Whittier College, Art Center College of Design, and Loyola Law School are located nearby.
A small town, yet conveniently located in the heart of a great metropolitan area. It is a city with a strong business community and a commitment to helping local businesses grow. It is a city with stable middle-class neighborhoods that have stood the test of time. It is a city with ready access to markets and jobs throughout Southern California. It is a city where local government, residents, and local institutions work together to create a vibrant and successful community life.