Lakewood Real Estate & Homes for Sale in California
Located in Los Angeles County just minutes from Long Beach, Bellflower, Cerritos, and Cypress, the city of Lakewood is a post-World War II community that offers residents and future homeowners an excellent quality of life with quick and easy access to the amenities of LA County. Lakewood served as the first “contract city” in the nation, meaning that the city contracts most of its municipal services through LA County. For the trivia aficionados, the city of Lakewood is the home of the first Denny's Restaurant, which was originally called Danny's Donuts. Lakewood was also named "Sportstown USA" in 2005 by Sports Illustrated.
A community favored by young families, professionals, and retirees, Lakewood's populace of about 80,000 appreciate living in a city where their children's educational needs are served by four school districts, the real estate market is affordable, and that there's always something to do.
The housing market in Lakewood is viable, with listing prices averaging in the $420,000 range. Many buyers will find that the community features a variety of housing options, including single-family homes, townhomes, and condos. Many properties are located near area schools and colleges, close to public transportation, and within a stone's throw from several community parks.
Lakewood Regional Medical Center serves as the primary care facility for residents, and as far as air travel goes, residents are just minutes from Long Beach Airport. Of course, it wouldn't be a community without the annual gatherings and get-togethers; events such as the Long Beach Marathon and Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach provide residents with plenty of opportunities to get together and socialize in a fun setting.