Bellflower Real Estate and Community Information
About BellflowerParks and Recreation
Bellflower is located within Los Angeles County, California. It is a suburban setting within the county whose roots were large plots of agricultural land and dairy farms. The city received its name from the “bellefleur” apple that had been grown in the area’s orchards in the early 1900’s. The name translates from French to English as “beautiful flower”. Bellflower was known as the production center for apples and milk in Southern California and was primarily settled by people of Dutch, Japanese and Portuguese descent during the early settlement days. In the 1940’s, the city's population surged, with many homes, apartments and schools built to serve the community. The city became incorporated in 1957, which provided a new range of civic opportunities.
Bellflower features extensive outdoor space with many parks and recreational centers
, and over 25 acres of parks and open space throughout the city. The city takes pride in its beautiful landscaping and provides residents with many park settings where they can enjoy the beauty of nature the city has to offer. Additionally, Bellflower provides its community members with various programs and activities, such as fitness classes, sports leagues, special needs programs, and much more. Visit the Parks and Recreation Department
for more information.Attractions and Activities
The city of Bellflower has a number of attractions and activities, which are a major selling point of the area.You never have to worry about being bored here because there is no lack of things to do or places to see! Some of the more popular attractions in and around town include the Los Angeles County Fire Museum
, The Carpenter House Museum
, Caruthers Park
, De Ru’s Fine Arts
, Pirate Park
and the Bellflower Pacific Electric Train Depot Historical Marker
The Bellflower home buyer has much to look forward to if they want to be involved in the community. The city prides itself on being called the "Friendly City" and hosts a variety of community events throughout the year. Keep up with the online community calendar to stay informed of the latest upcoming events and activities. Annual city events include an Easter Egg Hunt, Summer Streetfest, Trick or Treat, and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Visit the city's Community Event Page
for an up-to-date listing of events.