Cerritos, California Real Estate

Cerritos CA Real Estate Cerritos Area and Community Information

Cerritos CA is a city located in southeast Los Angeles County that was once dairy country. The area was seen considerable growth over recent years, with a variety of improvements and amenities. This vibrant community, close to Los Angeles, provides all the convenience of big city living with small community advantages. Cerritos CA real estate offers many advantages for people interested in living the California lifestyle.

History

Cerritos means “little hills” though there are no topographical hills in the area in the present day. Native Americans that were called the Gabrielinos after the mission that the Spanish later founded in the area. These early settlers hunted game in the area and lived in small communities of fifty to one hundred related families. As Spanish exploration began in the area, Native tribes moved to other areas. The Spanish began building and developing the land, allotting it in blocks to prominent leaders. European settlers followed later, and began to start dairy farms that served the larger Los Angeles community. Known as Dairy Valley for some time, the area continued to grow. Cerritos was incorporated as a city in 1956. Since that time, it has continued to take advantage of programs to encourage businesses and services to the community. The number of Cerritos CA homes has grown exponentially over the years.

Parks and Recreation

Residents of Cerritos homes can enjoy the Cerritos Sports Complex and the Cerritos Olympic Swim and Fitness Center offer residents numerous healthy activities to enjoy throughout the year. The Pat Nixon Park commemorates former First Lady Pat Nixon whose childhood home was located in Cerritos. http://www.cerritos.us/RESIDENTS/recreation/facilities/neighborhood_parks/pat_nixon_park.php..
Heritage Park offers a colonial-themed play island and moat for children’s play. The number of neighborhood parks and bike paths make Cerritos properties some of the most desirable in the country. Your Cerritos realtor can tell you more about the many features of this lovely community and how buying Cerritos real estate can be an advantage to you.

Attractions and Activities

Homes for sale in Cerritos also offer buyers access to the Cerritos Center for Performing Arts has live music, dance, comedy and drama performances for residents and visitors to enjoy. http://www.cerritoscenter.com/. A winner of a number of design awards, the Center opened to the public in 1993. The Cerritos Sculpture Garden was dedicated in 2006 and will house 20 sculptures in a natural landscape setting.

Cerritos Events

Cerritos participates in the Tournament of Roses Parade each year, with its own float that is worked out throughout the year. The city also sponsors a Let Freedom Ring celebration on the 4th of July. http://www.cerritos.us/RESIDENTS/recreation/events/let_freedom_ring_celebration.php

Real Estate in Cerritos

The Cerritos home buyer will find a number of different styles from which to choose. Cerritos homes for sale can be found in either contemporary or traditional styling. Your Cerritos real estate agent will be happy to help you find the right home for your needs.

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