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Temple City

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Las Tunas does need to get rid of all those tacky Bridal shops and clean up the city office!

— Matt K
April 3, 2011 at 6:25 p.m.

Always home to me

— Ken
January 4, 2011 at 9:54 p.m.

Great place to raise a family with great schools. Las Tunas needs to be redone. A few more restaurants and bars would be great. Nothing too crazy and loud but something the community can enjoy.

— Danny
November 21, 2010 at 1:21 p.m.

I agree with most of the previous comments. It is a good place to raise a family. However when we want to go 'downtown' for dinner and a movie, we usually head to Alhambra or the Arcadia mall.

— 10 year resident
October 11, 2010 at 10:51 a.m.

I moved to TC about 3 years ago and it's a nice place to live. A little quite but that also works in it's favor.

I like the cultural diversity of the city and the great schools, hate the parrots and wish there was a decent mexican food restaurant here! The neighborhoods are safe and I feel very comfortable taking a walk at dusk.

I would like to see the businesses on Las Tunas, especially between TC BLVD and Baldwin Ave redeveloped. There's nothing there to draw you out and I end up going to Arcadia or Pasadena. It's a sad little main street with way too many wedding dress shops and terrible looking store fronts.

Temple City Park is very small but the people of TC really put it to good use and I love to see that. It gives me a great sense of community when I go by there on a Sunday morning and it's filled with people. The summer concert series is fun too with lots of families and is usually a good time. The library is on the same site as the park and it too is a little small and tired looking but still, it's a great asset to the community with a friendly helpful staff.

Overall, It's a very nice community for families.

— JJR
September 30, 2010 at 11:40 p.m.

Happy to see new restaurants & hang out spots opening up soon along Las Tunas & Temple City Blvd. It'll be nice to have a little more night life around here.

— LCC
September 26, 2010 at 12:11 p.m.

This city works on the buddy system! Still needs a lot of clean up with who is in office! They harass many of the residents with the claim of pubic safety!

Pay to much to the City Manager! It Will take years to get rid of these people!

— LONG TIME RESIDENT
August 14, 2010 at 8:10 p.m.

It's a great city, with great schools and a diverse population.

The city government has mangled recent redevelopment projects, and a former mayor recently plead guilty to soliciting a bribe from the developer of a big project in town - which remains a huge eyesore at the city's busiest intersection. The city's sales tax base is below par , but the new city council seems to at least be working on things.

There are only two parks in the city, both on the east side, so if you live on the west side it's a long haul to a park. In the distant past, the schools could be used for basic recreation (a quick game of over-the-line, or to shoot some hoops), but now most of the schools are all fenced off and locked up.

— Brian
June 9, 2010 at 3:01 p.m.

Pros are its great ethnic diversity and the emphasis all the families put on school. The flaw in the diversity is that there are very few blacks.

— Anon
June 9, 2010 at 2:04 p.m.

It's a nice, family-friendly place. Schools are good. The flocks of wild parrots are a bit loud, but you get used to them.

— kristin
June 7, 2010 at 2:59 p.m.

Temple City

is a city in the San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County.
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