Cerritos Real Estate and Community Information

Cerritos is located in the heart of the Los Angeles/Orange County metrocenter, midway between Downtown Los Angeles and the business centers of Irvine, Santa Ana and Anaheim. Because Cerritos is virtually the geographic center of the Los Angeles Basin, it has become one of Southern California’s premier commercial crossroads. Cerritos is served directly by three major freeways and is close to two others.

Cerritos on Wheels (COW) buses, Long Beach Transit, Norwalk Transit, the Orange County Transit Authority and Metro offer frequent service throughout the community. Air transportation is available at Long Beach Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and Orange County’s John Wayne Airport.

While Cerritos’ central location has spurred its growth, innovation and leadership have sustained it. The City has pioneered in many areas, including building America’s first solar heated city hall, undergrounding all utility lines and constructing a recycled water system to irrigate parks and street medians, which saves approximately 815 million gallons of potable water per year. The Cerritos General Plan, which provides the framework for the long-term physical development of the City of Cerritos, was most recently updated on January 6, 2004.


Real estate in Cerritos is located in what used to be known as Dairy Valley. The area was once littered with Dairy Farms. In 1956 it became incorporated as the City of Dairy Valley, years later in 1963, after becoming a planned suburban development, it formally changed its name to “Cerritos."

Parks and Recreation

The Cerritos home buyer not only has a lovely suburban community setting to look forward to, but pristine parks and recreational areas as well. As a planned development, Cerritos did not overlook building public park spaces into its design. The area features numerous parks where residents and visitors picnic and enjoy the foliage and weather that Cerritos provides.

Attractions and Activities

Cerritos has many attractions that tourists from all over the country come to see. Therefore, residents don’t even have to worry about there being a lack of anything to do in the area because there is always something to do or see. Some of the most popular attractions in Cerritos include Liberty Park, the Cerritos Center for Performing Arts, the Cerritos Olympic Swim and Fitness Center, the Cerritos Iron-Wood Nine Golf Course, the Los Cerritos Center and many others. To find out what some of the other attractions in the area are, go to the following web link: www.cerritos.us


Cerritos also has not lack of community events for residents to get involved in. There is always something going on in the area, from holiday tree lighting to summer movies in the park.

Gretta Sheffer
Gretta Sheffer
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