Finding Apartments for Rent in Hawthorne, CA
Hawthorne is a fairly small, liberal city 12 miles southwest of the City of Los Angeles, where the Beach Boys and athlete Jim Thorpe came from. It's a great place to live for access to all the entertainment that LA has to offer.
Hawthorne's mostly Hispanic population is just as dense as LA's and is fairly stable. Median age is 31 years old, with slightly more females than males. Nearly half the population is unmarried. Median income is $38,000. People travel an average of 1/2 hour to get to work - more than 40% work outside the city. Inside the city, most of the jobs available are related to office administration, transportation, and grounds maintenance.
Top Neighborhoods in Hawthorne, CA
Although there are no really high class neighborhoods in Hawthorne and the whole city is fairly low income, Bodger Park has a little higher educational level and more white collar workers than the rest of the city. It also has more renters than Hawthorne as a whole.
Cultural Attractions in Hawthorne, CA
There are three unique attractions in Hawthorne: Hawaii Sea Scape Aquarium, Beach Boys Historic Landmark, and Jim Thorpe Park. In addition, Hawthorne has five parks, two libraries, one hotel, and is just three miles away from the El Camino Community College. In neighboring Torrance you will find the Boogiezone Utopia for anyone who likes to dance, children or adults. Boogiezone teaches lots of different types of dancing, from ballet to zumba and hiphop. They have stretch classes as well.
Nightlife in Hawthorne, CA
There's not a lot going on in downtown Hawthorne at night, except for bars. The best one, according to Yelp reviews, is the Drunken Buddha. Especially if you like reggae, that's the place to go on Thursdays. If you like Japanese food, nearby Echo Park has the Kush Sake Bar. Reviewers say the food is great, the staff is really friendly, and there are lots of great sakes to try out. Other than that, downtown Los Angeles is where all the hot nightlife is located, and they have everything you can imagine.
Sports in Hawthorne, CA
Equinox is a great workout gym with a roof top swimming pool. The trainers know what they're doing and are in shape themselves. The classes are challenging and worth the amount paid. Some reviewers say it's starting to go downhill, but still worth it. There are also five parks in Hawthorne that offer kids sports. And there's a big sports bar for adults called The Game Sports Bar. It sports 20 flat screen TVs showing football or whatever the seasonal game is, and 15 ceiling-hung speakers blaring R&B music.
Shopping in Hawthorne, CA
Hawthorne has two major shopping centers: Hawthorne Plaza on the NE edge of the city and Crenshaw Imperial Plaza near the center. There are plenty of grocery stores and convenience stores with and without gas. Restaurants are primarily fast foods. Sears has a showroom in Hawthorne, but they don't keep much stock on hand. There's also a newer Target that's kept pretty clean.
Transportation Options in Hawthorne, CA
Hawthorne is located near the LA International Airport and is surrounded by freeways, so most people drive everywhere. It also has a Metro Green Line connecting it to downtown Los Angeles, with an extension currently being built that will connect it to the airport. Buses run throughout Los Angeles and its neighboring cities.
Weather in Hawthorne, CA
Like most of Los Angeles County, the weather in Hawthorne is a mild, Mediterranean climate. The warmest month is August, the coolest month is January. The sun shines an average of 263 days per year. There is noticeable rain on only 35 days per year. Because it's closer to the ocean than most of LA, temperatures are a little cooler, reaching not much higher than 80 degrees, as compared with 100 degrees in LA.View Apartments in Hawthorne, California
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