Montebello - meaning "beautiful mountain" in Italian - is a city of some 64,000 people in Southern California's San Gabriel Valley. The city, located in Los Angeles County, has a healthy inventory of single-family residences, condos and town houses with an average sale price lower than that of the county as a whole. With homes both large and small in a variety of ages and styles, homebuyers looking to settle in the greater Los Angles area will find many options in Montebello.
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About 10 miles from downtown L.A. and just over 20 miles from Orange County, Montebello is a great location for homebuyers who commute within the region. Top employers in the city include Kaiser Permanente, the local school district and the local mall. Students in Montebello are served by the Montebello Unified School District. Among the many public schools in the district is the Applied Technology Center, a state-of-the-art technical training school. The city also is home to several private and religious schools. For higher education, there are more than 130 universities and colleges within 50 miles of Montebello, including East Los Angeles College, Occidental College and Azusa Pacific University. The city, comprised of less than 9 square miles, boasts some 20,000 trees and has been designated as a Tree City U.S.A since 1991.
Montebello has several parks, including Grant Rea Park, which features the Montebello Barnyard Zoo, pony rides, train rides and merry go round. Montebello is home to two public pools and one of the best municipal golf courses in Southern California. Within the region, Montebello is driving distance from the hiking, camping and outdoor recreation opportunities of the San Gabriel Mountains and San Gabriel River. And the city is located less than 30 miles from the Pacific coast. Each year, Montebello hosts several events, such as the winter Big Chill Festival that includes sledding on artificial snow, booths and food and other activities. The Shops at Montebello has more than 160 stores and eateries with a mix of national chains and local outlets. Throughout the city there is an array of restaurants for all palates and occasions. Shopping, dining and entertainment options are increased exponentially with Montebello's close proximity to Los Angeles, Orange County and the coast. With its central location combined with wide variety of more affordable houses, Montebello is an attractive option for homebuyers looking in the greater Los Angeles area. Check out our listings for homes in Montebello and find a property that is perfect for you.