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Tell us what Cerritos means to you

  • What makes this a good place to live? What are the downsides?


PRO: it's relatively safe

CONS: it's rather sterile; there's not much to do if you're between the ages of 15 and 30

— Neena
June 16, 2012 at 10:22 p.m.

It's awesome!

— Robert
November 19, 2011 at 2:26 a.m.

Good place to live.

Downside is it is in California.........

— Tom
February 1, 2011 at 1:53 p.m.

Pros: Strong economic base, ethnically diverse, excellent school system (ABC Unified School District), great city services and facilities, central location to the rest of the Southland, easy freeway access, park-like environment, high property values, low crime, high educational attainment, cultural and economic center of the region, responsive city government, and high income households.

Cons: not enough police/sheriff coverage, run-down neighboring cities (Hawaiian Gardens, Norwalk, Bellflower, Lakewood, north Long Beach), and early closing of stores in the city.

— George
June 7, 2010 at 10:43 a.m.

One of the first master-planned communities in California. Park like setting aka Tree City USA.

— jjb3864
June 7, 2010 at 8:57 a.m.


is a city in the Southeast region of Los Angeles County.
This neighborhood includes Unincorporated Cerritos in its area and statistics.
The neighboring communities are Artesia, Bellflower, Lakewood, La Mirada, Norwalk and Santa Fe Springs.
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Cerritos is one of the 272 neighborhoods in Mapping L.A., The Times’ resource for crime, neighborhoods, demographics and schools.
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