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The friendly community of La Mirada, California has made it to the ranks of CNN Money’s “Best Places to Live” and no wonder: residents of this gateway city feel that all that Los Angeles has to offer is as close as their backyards. La Mirada is a city that was founded on success: in 1888, the famous mapmaker Andrew McNally of Rand McNally Maps bought over 2,000 acres and developed them into a lovely home surrounded by citrus groves, a train station, and an olive oil processing plant. La Mirada gained national attention during the boom of the 1950’s, as it was slated to become one of the nation’s first pre-planned cities and was even known as “the Nation’s completely planned city”. The nation’s completely planned city was praised by California’s State Fair organization as being a city that meets the needs of both today and tomorrow.

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Many of the city’s citizens work in the greater Los Angeles area and La Mirada’s proximity to public transportation makes commuting easy: the metro, Norwalk Transit and Montebello Bus Lines are all nearby. For workers who prefer to stay close to home, La Mirada’s top employers include Biola University, Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District and US Foodservice. La Mirada families with school-age children have the benefit of pooling resources with the town of Norwalk: this combined school district offers 17 elementary schools, 4 high schools and 6 middle schools. Two private schools, St. Paul of the Cross School and the Beatitudes of Our Lord School, are located right in La Mirada in addition to Biola University, which offers various courses to high-school age students.

When La Mirada ranked the 34th best place to live on CNN Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live, the magazine noted that the local cultural center La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, as well as the acclaimed regional aquatics center, helped influence its high ranking position. The La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts has gained a national reputation for bringing quality theatrical productions to the city and beyond: many of the theatre’s shows have gone on to tour throughout the country. The Splash! Regional Aquatics Center offers the community water slides, pools, swimming lessons and group water exercises; it’s also the perfect way for families to spend a sunny California day. La Mirada is home to many beautiful city parks, including Creek Park where residents jog along the scenic La Mirada flood control channel, and La Mirada Regional Park’s lake and rolling green hills. In the summer, residents can take in a free concert in the regional park as a part of the city’s Concerts Under the Stars series. Another popular summer event is the annual Stroll in the Park: a community night full of music, food, fun and families.

Families and professionals who want a less hectic pace of life with easy access to the comforts of city life make a good choice by purchasing a home in the beautiful gateway city of La Mirada, California.

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