El Monte, CA

Overview

Rent for houses and apartments is very affordable in El Monte, compared many other LA-area communities. This, combined with the fact that downtown Los Angeles is less than 15 miles away by car, makes El Monte an attractive option for commuters on a budget. Metrolink rail service also connects El Monte with the rest of the greater LA area. Several outdoor recreation facilities are nearby, including Whittier Narrows Golf Course to the southwest and California Country Club due south. The massive Angeles National Forest is nearby as well, offering virtually unlimited outdoor exploration for the adventurous.

2 Neighborhoods in El Monte, CA

  • El Monte City

    El Monte lies 12 miles East of the Los Angeles area off Interstate 605 and Interstate 10. The area features a diverse and rich heritage and houses a large number of unique restaurants, bars and festivals that are famous with locals citywide.

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  • Mountain View

    The Mountain View neighborhood of southeast El Monte combines modern convenience with urban sensibility. Located 15 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley, Mountain View makes commuting easy thanks to three main highways nearby. It also offers a variety of shopping, restaurants, and parks. Vendors sell fresh guava on street corners during hot summer months, and area parks hum with conversation as locals gather to shoot the breeze. When nighttime hits in Mountain View, the streets flood with energy that lets you know you're in El Monte.

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