Hank Watson

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Hank Watson

HWatson Prop Management

A Property Manager based in South Pasadena, CA

 
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Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Rocklin is a great place for residents that are looking to work in the Sacramento area due to the ease and options for the daily commute. Rocklin is served directly by I-80 and provides a straight shot to the center of Sacramento. For those that don’t want to drive there are two options for public transportation. Amtrak has a commuter rail that stops in Rocklin and goes to Sacramento in about 40 minutes and the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority provides the same service. The commute via train is more consistent than by car because the trains are not affected by traffic, whereas the commute by car can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour or more.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Compared to the crime rates of other northeastern suburbs of Sacramento, Rocklin is a very safe city and an excellent place for renters if they are worried about the prevalence of crime in the greater Sacramento area. The crime index score was 8.3 out of 10, whereas the average crime index for three surrounding suburbs was 5.8. The violent crime rate is 72% less than the state average and 66% below the national average. The overall crime rate is 40% less than the state average and 38% below the national average.

 
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Roseville is home to the Marco Dog Park, Bear Dog Park, and the Hughes Park, all of which are off-leash designate areas for dogs. The Marco Dog Park has 1.5 acres of open space and plenty of shaded areas and includes a water and wash station. The Bear Dog Park is a two acre park with separate small and large dog areas and an agility park, walking trails, and a number of benches. Hughes Park is a larger city park that also has a 1.5 acre dog park with separate large and small dog areas and a dog training enclosure. Although Roseville has these three dog parks, the city is very strict about dog rules and does not allow dogs in the majority of the city parks. The dogs are allowed in designated areas of the bike and walking trails and in some other open spaces, but these spaces are marked clearly with signs saying dogs are permitted.

 
Recreation

Recreation

Hank Watson - Property Manager

For people that love to shop, Roseville may be the right place to rent due to the large number of retail stores, malls, and other shopping centers. The main shopping center is the Westfield Galleria at Roseville which is home to a number of large retail stores, high-end stores, and restaurants. Across the street the Fountains at Roseville is home to local boutiques, a few higher end stores, and many more restaurants. For those looking for a less expensive day out or something a little more adventurous residents can ride along the Roseville Bikeways, which consist of on-road and off-road bikeways that pass through the greater Roseville area. The Roseville Aquatics Complex is another great place for residents and has an Olympic swimming pool, a waterslide, and a children's splash zone.

 
Section 8 & Affordable

Section 8 & Affordable

Hank Watson - Property Manager

If you are looking for section 8 housing or other affordable housing in and around Orangevale you should read up on the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency as they are the authority for the greater Sacramento area, including Orangevale. Although there is section 8 housing in Orangevale, there is no housing currently available within the city limits. However, if you expand the range of your search in the upper right hand corner of the listings page you will be able to find many options for section 8 housing located just outside Orangevale.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

Hank Watson - Property Manager

For those looking for apartments in the Sacramento area, Orangevale has some of the most reasonable apartments in the area. Some residents also prefer to be in Orangevale because it is a very residential area and is very close to Folsom Lake, giving it an even more suburban/rural feel. A one bedroom apartment is going to cost you about $750 a month and a two bedroom will be about $900. Compared to the surrounding areas, the average price for a two bedroom apartment is a little over $100 less per month. There are a few surrounding areas that are slightly cheaper areas--Citrus Heights and Carmichael--but these areas are more urban and not nearly as nice.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Lincoln is served by the Western Placer Unified School District which operates three elementary, one middle, and one high school that serves the residents of Lincoln. According to GreatSchools, two of the elementary schools received a rating of 7 out of 10, one elementary school received an 8, and the middle and high school both received a 9. These scores reflect the excellence of the Lincoln sector of the district and the superb community ratings support these scores. Lincoln High School has a very good Advanced Placement program and has an excellent athletics program with a wide variety of sports throughout the year.

 
Economy and Jobs

Economy and Jobs

Hank Watson - Property Manager

From 2000 to 2010, Lincoln was the fastest growing city in the US in terms of population. The population growth was mostly due to the economic development of the greater Sacramento area and the expansion of this area over the past ten years. Lincoln is located in the northern end of the Sacramento region which is the area that has seen the most urban development. The number of jobs that have become available in the area is immense, with both jobs within Lincoln and many more in the surrounding areas closer to Sacramento. According to CNNMoney’s job search, there are 155 job listings for Lincoln, 710 within ten miles of Lincoln, over 4000 within 15 miles, and almost 25,000 within 25 miles. If you are looking for a job or have already received a job in the greater Sacramento area, Lincoln may be the perfect place for you to rent.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Folsom is an excellent place to live for any commuter working in the greater Sacramento area. Folsom is located at the edge of the Sacramento area, meaning that the traffic flow within the city is much less than the other areas of Sacramento that people need to pass through in order to reach the city or commute. Although many people that live in Folsom also work their, many people do work in the other cities surrounding Sacramento, with an average commute of 10-20 minutes. For people that are working within Sacramento or just outside, the commute is slightly longer due to traffic, but still only takes about 30 minutes. The easiest way to reach the city and the surrounding areas is via U.S. Route 50, but residents can take other streets to reach the various residential areas.

 
Recreation

Recreation

Hank Watson - Property Manager

The City of Folsom has an extensive recreation program that offers numerous facilities, classes, and sports throughout the year. The aquatics center has an olympic sized swimming pool, a large water slide, and a splash zone giving any aged resident something to enjoy during the summer months. The Folsom Bike & Skate Park allows residents a place to skate and BMX bike as well as take lessons and learn how to navigate a skate park and do some basic tricks. One of the most unique recreation programs that Folsom offers is the Zoo Ambassador Program at the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary which allows children to help take care of the animals and see what it is really like to work at a zoo and interact with wild animals.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

Hank Watson - Property Manager

El Dorado Hills has plenty of excellent restaurants and new places are always opening as the city continues to grow. Colina De Oro is a Mexican Restaurant and is one of the most popular in the area for its authentic food and friendly staff. Customers rave about the fresh food and many say they serve the best salsa they’ve ever had. For a fancier meal residents eat at Sienna Restaurant which is known for their high end meals, large portions, and romantic atmosphere. The restaurant features all types of food and has a full bar with a wide selection of wine that is perfect for your meal or for an after dinner drink.

 
Economy and Jobs

Economy and Jobs

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Over the last ten years the population of El Dorado Hills has more than doubled, resulting in a flourishing economy and increase in job creation. The unemployment rate is less than half the state and national average and the average income is far above the national average. According to CNNMoney, job growth has exceeded 70% since 2000 which is greater than the percent in population growth. CNNMoney currently has 4,558 listings for jobs that are within 10 miles of El Dorado Hills and 340 listings for jobs within the city limits. If you are looking to move to El Dorado Hills and are in search for a job, this may be the place for you.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Los Angeles has ranked in the top five on lists of U.S. cities with the best restaurants for decades, and are constantly churning out new five-star restaurants to complement the older, more established eateries. New restaurants include the Soleto Trattoria, with its delicious pizza, the Japanese Chaya Downtown, and English-styled The Parish. For established restaurants, you can’t go wrong with the pasta at Cardini, French-influenced American dishes at Checkers Downtown, or the Latin cuisine at Ciudad. No matter which type of food you like, local or exotic, or type of restaurant, an upstart or established favorite, you will easily be able to enjoy an excellent meal here anytime you want.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Los Angeles has ranked in the top five on lists of U.S. cities with the best restaurants for decades, and are constantly churning out new five-star restaurants to complement the older, more established eateries. New restaurants include the Soleto Trattoria, with its delicious pizza, the Japanese Chaya Downtown, and English-styled The Parish. For established restaurants, you can’t go wrong with the pasta at Cardini, French-influenced American dishes at Checkers Downtown, or the Latin cuisine at Ciudad. No matter which type of food you like, local or exotic, or type of restaurant, an upstart or established favorite, you will easily be able to enjoy an excellent meal here anytime you want.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Crime in Los Angeles has a negative stigma, mostly because past issues of inner city gangs. Some issues still exist, but mostly crime overall is experiencing a significant downward trend. For example, in 2009 there were 314 homicides in the city, which is a 50-year low, and nearly a third of the homicides from sixteen years before in 1993. Nationwide, Los Angeles has actually ranked below the U.S. average in certain crimes the past few years.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Hank Watson - Property Manager

One out of every ten LA residents uses public transportation, which is much higher than national and state averages, but is much lower than ridership rates in comparable cities like New York, Boston or Boston. Public transit is controlled by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. They offer access to buses (second busiest in U.S.), the subway (ninth busiest), and light rail (second busiest). The city is also widely served by Amtrak, and also by private bus services like Greyhound.

 
Recreation

Recreation

Hank Watson - Property Manager

When you think of LA’s nightlife, you may think of Hollywood movie screenings, nightclubs, or concerts. What you may not know is that there are 841 museums and art galleries in LA, which is the most per capita than any other city in the world. There is also a silent movie theater, pirate-themed bar, and a murder mystery-type restaurant where you can solve a crime while eating dinner. My point is that there are so many nightlife opportunities here it’s hard to limit them to just nightclubs or concerts... but even if you were to do so, you would arguably still have the best nightlife in the U.S.

 
Recreation

Recreation

Hank Watson - Property Manager

When you think of LA’s nightlife, you may think of Hollywood movie screenings, nightclubs, or concerts. What you may not know is that there are 841 museums and art galleries in LA, which is the most per capita than any other city in the world. There is also a silent movie theater, pirate-themed bar, and a murder mystery-type restaurant where you can solve a crime while eating dinner. My point is that there are so many nightlife opportunities here it’s hard to limit them to just nightclubs or concerts

 
Renter Friendly

Renter Friendly

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Bell is one of the cheapest and easiest places to find and rent an apartment in the Los Angeles area. The average rental price for Bell ($1,100) is about 18% less than state averages and only $300 greater than national averages, a number unusually low for the Los Angeles area. Also, about 67% of residents in Bell rent homes or apartments, with the majority of these people renting apartments due to the rising price in home rentals in the area. If you are looking for a larger apartment, Bell is a great location due to their low average rent of under $1200 for three bedroom apartments.

 
Recreation

Recreation

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Bell offers a number of recreation areas that are open to all residents to hold events or just enjoy on a nice day. The Bell Community Center is the heart of most major personal events in the city such as parties, receptions, and seminars. Camp Little Bear Park and Lodge is a park for children 12 and under and has a junior basketball court, outdoor amphitheatre, a mini golf course, rock climbing, and a small turf field. Ernest Debs Park is a favorite amongst many residents with its turf field for soccer, a basketball court, and various outdoor cardio areas. The town also offers a Teen Center and Skate Park for teenagers in the area.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Hank Watson - Property Manager

A little under 10 miles away from Los Angeles, South Pasadena offers easy public transportation to the city and the surrounding areas. The LA Metro has six bus lines that stop in South Pasadena and the Metro Gold Line also stops here. The ride on the Gold Line from South Pasadena to Downtown Los Angeles takes a little under 40 minutes with no line or car changes. The city also has its own public bus system that connects its residents to areas around South Pasadena and to the Gold Line station located at the center of the city.

 
Recreation

Recreation

Hank Watson - Property Manager

The Arroyo Seco, a seasonal river, canyon, and watershed, passes through South Pasadena and offers residents a place to escape the bustle of the city and enjoy nature. There are a number of walking and hiking paths that follow the Arroyo Seco and range from leisurely to rigorous trails. South Pasadena also offers an affordable public golf course, The Arroyo Seco Golf Course, which gives residents an opportunity to play an easy round of golf. Another major attraction in South Pasadena is the farmers market, which is open once a week for the entire year and offers a number of community events and programs.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Alhambra is a fairly safe city compared to national and state averages for violent crimes and property crimes. The violent crime rate is 43% less than California and 30% less than national averages. Overall, the crime rate is 19% less than state average and 17% less than the national average, making Alhambra much safer than the surrounding cities.

 
Recreation

Recreation

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Alhambra offers a number of different attractions for residents and people of the surrounding cities. The Alhambra Municipal Golf Course is a public golf course designed for serious golfers and the Alhambra Historical Society Museum houses historical artifacts of the city. The Ultrazone Alhambra is a large laser tag arena and video game arcade destination for children of any age. For nightlife, The Granada is a three floor Latin Club with outdoor patio and nightly DJ. The club attracts Salsa dancers from all over Los Angeles and is a popular place for serious dancers in the area.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Monterey Park offers a number of unique dining experiences with a wide variety of Asian and Hispanic cuisine. A number of restaurants feature more than one Asian cooking styles, such as Mandarin, Cantonese, Singapore, and Shanghai. Traditional Japanese can be found at Lee’s Tofu, Salvadorian at Oasis Pupuseria, or Mexican at Armando’s Restaurant. There are also a number of American, Italian, Seafood, and Pub Style restaurants in the area.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Monterey Park is served by the Alhambra, Garvey, Los Angeles, and Montebello Unified School Districts, giving residents the option to live in the zone of their desired district. Schools within the Montebello District have been highly acclaimed and won multiple awards, while the Garvey District is currently declining and is in low academic standing. There are also a number of Catholic Schools in the area and a Montessori School.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

Hank Watson - Property Manager

The violent crime rate in Cudahy is 74% greater than the average violent crime rate in California and 112% greater than the national average. However, the average property crime rate is 33% less than that of California’s and 32% less than the Nation’s. Overall, according to areavibes, the average crime rate is 20% less than California and 18% less than National crime rates.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Cudahy is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District and is served by two elementary schools and one high school. The Elizabeth Learning Center is a neighborhood school for students K-8 and an accompanying high school. Also, the Ochoa Learning Center is for students grades K-8.

 
Recreation

Recreation

Hank Watson - Property Manager

West Hollywood has a number of parks and other public facilities. The West Hollywood Park has three lighted tennis courts and the William S. Hart Park has an off-leash dog park. The city also has a public swimming pool and various mini parks and open fields. The Sunset Strip is the section of Sunset Boulevard that runs through West Hollywood and is made up of boutiques, restaurants, rock clubs, and nightclubs. The House of Blues, Whisky a Go Go, the Troubadour, and many more music venues offer frequent concerts for both local and outside performers. There are also a number of celebrity destinations such as Soho House, Rainbow Bar and Grill, and many other restaurants, bars, and clubs.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

Hank Watson - Property Manager

West Hollywood falls within District 4 of the Los Angeles Unified School District. There are five elementary, two middle, and one high school that serve the residents of West Hollywood. Fairfax High School is organized into five small learning communities, allowing students to focus their coursework in a single field of study. These learning communities include: Academy of Media & Performing Arts, Academy of International Business and Communication, Health Sciences Academy, School of Mathematics, and the Science and Technology Academy.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

Hank Watson - Property Manager

The median violent crime rate for Glendale is far below the California and National medians with only 1.5 violent crimes per 1,000 residents. The property crime rate is also lower than the median property crime rate for California and the nation. Overall, according to areavibes, the crime rate in Glendale is 38% less than the California average and 36% less than the national average.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Four different bus services--LADOT, Metro Local, Metro Rapid, and Glendale Beeline--all have stops in Glendale, giving residents easy access to Los Angeles and the surrounding suburbs. Along with these bus services, the Glendale Transportation Center offers transportation to three train lines and the Greyhound bus station.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Hank Watson - Property Manager

The Montebello Bus Lines provide residents with transportation to Downtown Los Angeles and the surrounding suburbs, offering express lines for commuters from Montebello to Downtown. Also for commuters is the Montebello LINK which transports commuters from the Metrolink station in Montebello to a number of common workplaces in the area. Additionally, Dial-a-Taxi is a service available for senior citizens and disabled people in the area in order to receive door-to-door travel assistance.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

Hank Watson - Property Manager

The Montebello Unified School District serves students in Montebello and the surrounding areas and consists of 18 elementary, six middle, and three high schools. Schurr High School, the best high school in the district, has been on Newsweek’s “Top Public High Schools” list and the music department and student newspaper are nationally recognized. Saint Benedict School is a private parochial school for students K-8 and Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School is a private parochial high school that is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Compared to surrounding cities, Lynwood has a reasonable average rent for apartments with the average for one bedroom apartments being $857, $1035 for two bedroom apartments, and $1578 for three bedroom apartments. When compared with seven other surrounding cities, the average rent for a two bedroom apartment was less than the majority of the cities. Also, over the last six months, the average rent has decreased by almost $200.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Lynwood is currently served by the Metro Green Line, offering transportation to Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. The Metro Blue Line stop is also located between Lynwood and Willowbrook. Since you must change from the Green Line to the Blue Line to reach the city, the ride from Lynwood to Los Angeles takes around 1 hour. the commute from Lynwood to Los Angeles by car takes about 30 minutes for the 15 mile ride, taking into account for moderate traffic flow.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

Hank Watson - Property Manager

If you are looking for an affordable location to rent an apartment, Inglewood is the perfect place. Compared to the surrounding areas, Inglewood has the lowest average rent of $1,219 for two bedroom apartments. The price for a studio ($702) or one bedroom apartment ($982) is cheap, considering the price of rent for the surrounding areas. However, if you are looking for a three bedroom apartment, the average rent is almost double that of a two bedroom apartment ($2230).

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

Hank Watson - Property Manager

The majority of Inglewood students fall within the Inglewood Unified School District, but some do fall within the Los Angeles Unified School District. The Inglewood Unified School District consists of ten elementary, two middle, three K-8, and two high schools. According to GreatSchools, the Unified School District is poor, especially when it is compared to surrounding schools; very few schools scored above a five on the GreatSchools rating system. The Animo Inglewood Charter High School and the Animo Leadership Charter High School are both public charter schools that have been highly successful and have superior academics compared to the other public schools in the area.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

Hank Watson - Property Manager

The violent crime rate in San Gabriel is more than half of the state median and almost half of the national median. The property crime rate is greater than half of the median property crime rate for the nation and well below the state rate. Together, San Gabriel is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

Hank Watson - Property Manager

The San Gabriel Unified School District is a small district that serves the San Gabriel area and has many highly acclaimed schools and has been recognized overall as one of the best school districts in California. There are five elementary, one middle, and one high school. All of the elementary schools and the middle school have been acclaimed as a California Distinguished School by the California Board of Education. Gabrielino High School is ranked amongst the top 2.8% of the public schools in the nation and as one of “America’s Best Public High Schools” by US News and World Report. There are also a number of Catholic schools in the area and a montessori school, including the San Gabriel Christian School, a member of both the Association of Christian Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

Hank Watson - Property Manager

The network of restaurants in Burbank is extensive and diverse, including: Thai, Brazilian, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, American, Seafood, and more. According to intuit.com, the top two restaurants are Thai: Chadaka Thai (1) and Gindi Thai (2). Picanha Grill & Bar is a Brazilian restaurant which features classic Brazilian meats ranked 3rd, Bob’s Big Boy (4) serves American classics, and Castaway (5) serves local seafood.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

Hank Watson - Property Manager

The network of restaurants in Burbank is extensive and diverse, including: Thai, Brazilian, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, American, Seafood, and more. According to intuit.com, the top two restaurants are Thai: Chadaka Thai (1) and Gindi Thai (2). Picanha Grill & Bar is a Brazilian restaurant which features classic Brazilian meats ranked 3rd, Bob’s Big Boy (4) serves American classics, and Castaway (5) serves local seafood.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Hank Watson - Property Manager

The Los Angeles Metro has stops in Burbank, offering residents easy access to Los Angeles and the surrounding suburbs. The Metrolink and Amtrak are also utilized by many commuters in order to travel to Downtown Los Angeles, Ventura, and Palmdale. Within the city there is a Burbank Bus which serves to transport people around the city of Burbank.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

Hank Watson - Property Manager

In 2010, there were no homicides in Burbank and the over crime rate fell by 1%. Also, the rate of violent crimes fell and is below the national and state rates for violent crimes. Most recently, Burbank was named One of the Nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance. The most common offenses occurring in Burbank are non-violent crimes, such as possession and false identification charges.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

Hank Watson - Property Manager

The Burbank Unified School District consists of 11 elementary, three middle, and two high schools. Burbank High School has been recognized in recent years for its rising test scores and athletics and arts programs. The John Burroughs High School has also been recognized for its high academic performance (higher than Burbank High’s) and for its very high test scores for the region. John Burroughs High also has an extensive performing arts program that is continuing to grow.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Four major freeways pass through Pasadena, connecting the city with Los Angeles, Long Beach, and the Bob Hope Airport. Due to the large number of freeways and highways that pass through Pasadena, traffic flow can be very heavy and rush hour traffic is often heavy and slow moving. For example, in order to get from Pasadena to Los Angeles, a 15 mile drive, usually takes a 30 minutes.

 
Recreation

Recreation

Hank Watson - Property Manager

The Pasadena Civic Center and Pasadena Playhouse offer a number of concerts, plays, and other shows year round and the Furious Theatre Company is another small theatre company that showcases concerts and plays as well. The Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena Museum of History, and the Pacific Asia Museum all offer extensive collections in their respective specialties. The Rose Bowl Aquatics Center is a massive public swimming center that was once used by Olympic training teams. Lastly, Pasadena is home to the Rose Bowl Stadium, which is home to the annual Rose Bowl Game.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Hank Watson - Property Manager

There are six stations in Pasadena for the Gold Line light rail of the Los Angeles Metro, giving residents access to Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. The Pasadena Area Rapid Transit Systems serves Pasadena exclusively and the Los Angeles Metro’s Foothill Transit, LADOT, Metro Local, and Metro Rapid all serve residents in the Pasadena Area.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

Hank Watson - Property Manager

The Pasadena Unified School District serves Pasadena as well as a number of surrounding cities and includes 16 elementary, two K-8, three middle, and four high schools. Many of the high schools offer unique opportunities with the local colleges, including programs with Pasadena City College. There are also private, parochial, and montessori schools in Pasadena.

 
Recreation

Recreation

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Beverly Hills offers a number of parks, gardens, and public sports facilities. Beverly Gardens, Greystone Park, La Cienega Park, and Roxbury Park all offer extensive open grass space and a number of gardens where people can sit, relax, and enjoy the flowers. La Cienega Park also has a tennis center, equipped with 16 lighter courses. There are also a number of mini parks located around the city that have open grass space, playgrounds, art sculptures, and fountains.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Students in Beverly Hills attend schools within the Beverly Hills Unified School District, which consists of four K-8 schools and two high schools. The K-8 Schools are Hawthorne, El Rodeo, Beverly Vista, and Horace Mann and the two high schools are Moreno High and Beverly Hills High. Moreno High is a small alternative school located on Beverly Hills High’s campus. Beverly Hills High was ranked the 267th best public high school in the country by Newsweek and has twice received the highest award given to schools by the US Department of Education.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Culver City is one of Los Angeles’ best dining areas and the Downtown areas “restaurant row” features a number of award-winning restaurants. The Downtown area alone offers American, French, Greek, Italian, Japanese, and Mexican cuisine and a wine bar. According to zagat.com, the five best restaurants in Culver City are K-Zo (Japanese), Lukshon (Asian Cuisines), Father’s Office (Pub Style), A-Frame (American), and Waterloo & City (Pub Style).

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Hank Watson - Property Manager

As of this year, Culver City now has a light rail provided by the Los Angeles Metro that travels from Downtown Los Angeles to Culver City. The Culver City Bus operates within Culver City, providing residents access to areas around the city and surrounding areas. Culver City also has Dial-A-Ride van service and taxi coupons for the elderly and disabled, making it simple and affordable for the elderly and disabled to get around the city.

 
Recreation

Recreation

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Culver City offers a variety of businesses, museums, and parks that may be enjoyed by its residents. The Helmes Bakery District is a center with restaurants, art galleries, and a jazz club. The Culver City Public Theatre is a local theatre that holds annual summer productions that are outdoors and free. The Museum of Jurassic Technology is a museum dedicated to educating people about the Jurassic period and how scientists currently study this time period. There are ten parks in Culver City that are open for public use and one Dog Park along with the Culver Ice Arena, a large public skating rink.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

Hank Watson - Property Manager

The Culver City Unified School District consists of five elementary, one middle, and two high schools. The El Marino Language School is an elementary school that has a Spanish language immersion program and a Japanese immersion program. STAR Prep Academy is the local private middle and high school which works in collaboration with the star Eco Station, a wildlife refuge center for exotic and endangered animals.

 
Recreation

Recreation

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Rosemead offers a number of city parks, community centers, and shopping centers. There are five major parks in Rosemead: Garvey, Rosemead, Klingerman, Sally Tanner, and Zapopan Parks. Garvey Park offers barbecue and picnic areas, a gym, a baseball field, two playgrounds, and tennis courts. Rosemead Park offers a fitness trail, new swimming facilities, three playgrounds, two baseball fields, and picnic space. Rosemead also has two community centers which each have a preschool and classes for children and adults. The Montebello Town Center, located partially in Rosemead, offers a number of large department store, small shops, and a food court. Also, the Asian Shopping Center offers residents a number of Chinese restaurants and Chinese shops.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Rosemead is served by a number of different schools districts because it falls between a number of districts. Due to this, parents are able to live in different areas of town, based on what school district they would like their children to attend. For elementary schools, the city is served by the Garvey School District and the Rosemead School District. Currently, the Garvey School District is on the decline, with one school closing in the past few years and many at risk of closing. The Garvey School District feeds into the Alhambra Unified School District and the Rosemead School District into the El Monte Union High School District.

 
Section 8 & Affordable

Section 8 & Affordable

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Section 8 housing in Pico Rivera is currently serving about 500 families per year. Currently, Section 8 housing units in Pico Rivera are highly competitive with a long waiting list. However, given the large number of families assisted each year, new housing and the waiting list are always opening up. The available paperwork and contacts are available on Pico Rivera’s website.

 
Recreation

Recreation

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Pico Rivera offers a number of parks and community resources for its residents. The city has nine parks and playgrounds with more than 120 acres of land for public facilities. The city also has 18 athletic fields, two gyms, four community centers, a skatepark, multiple swimming facilities, and a nine hole golf course open to golfers and any community member.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Pico Rivera is connected with the Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Montebello Bus Lines, both of which provide services around Pico Rivera and the Los Angeles area. Dial-a-Ride service, a transportation service for the elderly and disabled, is available for residents of Pico Rivera.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Pico Rivera is connected with the Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Montebello Bus Lines, both of which provide services around Pico Rivera and the Los Angeles area. Dial-a-Ride service, a transportation service for the elderly and disabled, is available for residents of Pico Rivera.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Most students in Pico Rivera attend schools in the El Rancho Unified School District, but some fall within the Montebello Unified School District. The El Rancho Unified School District consists of seven elementary, three middle, and three high schools. The Montebello Unified School District is larger than the El Rancho District and many of the schools in the district are highly acclaimed. The Schurr High School has been on Newsweek’s “Top Public High Schools” list and the music department and student newspaper are nationally recognized.

 
Recreation

Recreation

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Downey offers a variety of parks, museums, theatres, and more. Downey has 12 local parks with picnic and sports areas and a community swimming center. As the birthplace of the Apollo Space Program, The Columbia Memorial Space Center is a hands-on learning center, focused on teaching children about space and space travel. The Downey Theatre is home of the Downey Symphony and the Civic Light Opera, but also hosts a number of outside venues, including comedians, plays, operas, and concerts.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Hank Watson - Property Manager

The Metro Rail Green Line passes through the southern part of Downey and gives residents access to various locations within the Los Angeles County. The Metro also provides bus service to the area, operating throughout the Los Angeles County. Lastly, Downey has its own bus service, the DowneyLINK, which runs four different loops around the city.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Currently, the rate of robberies, petty theft, and aggravated assaults are dropping in Downey. However, the rate of auto thefts is very high in Downey with more than 1000 vehicles stolen each year. Although there is gang related activities in southern Downey, a community outreach program was created in the 1990s which has helped to keep kids in the area off of the streets. The organization also plans many community events and programs in an effort to keep gang activity down.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

Hank Watson - Property Manager

Downey is part of the Downey Unified School District, which consists of 13 elementary, four middle, and three high schools. Downey High is one of the best high schools in the area, achieving high rankings in academics, athletics, and the arts. The area also has a number of private schools, including: Our Lady of Perpetual Help School (PK-8), Calvary Chapel (PK-12), St. Matthias High School (9-12), and St. Mark’s Episcopal School (PK-8).

 

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