Once a sleepy agricultural area, Pico Rivera, California, started to become a residential community following World War II. Today, the city located in Los Angeles County is home to some 64,000 people. With an average home price that is significantly lower than the countywide average, Pico Rivera offers homebuyers a large inventory of single-family homes built between the 1940s and today. Condos and townhouses also are available, giving prospective residents a wide range of housing sizes and styles from which to choose.
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Just over 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 20 miles from the heart of Orange County, Pico Rivera offers a great location people who have to commute to work. Within the city, major employers include the local school district, the city and various retail stores. The 60-acre Pico Rivera Towne Center is popular destination for shopping and dining. The mall has an array of big box and chain stores and well-known restaurants. Nearby Los Angeles offers even more shopping, dining and entertainment options. The public El Rancho and Montebello Unified school districts serve Pico Rivera students. Several private schools also operate in the city. For higher education, there are dozens of colleges and universities located within driving distance of the city.
Recreation opportunities within Pico Rivera abound. The city has nine parks and playgrounds and a total of more than 120 acres of space devoted to recreation, with more than a dozen athletic fields, gyms and community centers a skate park and public pools. A nine-hole executive golf course is popular with both locals and residents of surrounding communities. The course also has two practice putting greens and a covered driving range. The Pico Rivera Sports Arena is a popular venue for rodeos and other events. And the Paseo del Rio will eventually bring six miles of new walking trails to the city. Many more outdoor recreation options are available as both mountain forests and the Pacific coast are in easy driving distance from the city. Boasting a variety of houses to be had at some of the lowest prices in the region, along with a central location and easy access to all Southern California has to offer, Pico Rivera is an attractive city to prospective homebuyers in the greater Los Angeles area. See out listings for houses in Pico Rivera to find a property you can call home.