Where is monterey park in california
Monterey Park, the third largest city in Los Angeles County, is a surburban area known for its high concentration of Chinese Americans and Taiwanese residents. It is also home to a variety of shops, malls and strip plazas serving Asian cuisine. It is a culturally rich and community-oriented city, hosting annual events including the Lunar New Year festival, Cherry Blossom Festival, Cinco de Mayo celebration, Play Days (city’s birthday), 4th of July parade, and trips to the Hollywood Bowl.
The city is located along the 10 and 710 freeways, and is adjacent to the Port of Los Angeles. A large number of retail and commercial developments have recently opened, and several mainstream home builders are constructing single-family residences in the city.
In the city’s downtown, nearly 400 local businesses are concentrated along Garvey and Garfield Avenues, with a variety of art boutiques, tea houses and cafes, ethnic markets and antique shops. There are also many restaurants that serve authentic Chinese, Thai, Mexican and Vietnamese dishes.
Lake El Estero is a popular recreational lake that offers paddle boats and other water sports. In addition, the Dennis the Menace Park (named after the comic book character) features a skate park designed by local skaters and is also popular with birders, due to its location in a bird sanctuary. The California sea otter and the San Joaquin kit fox both inhabit the surrounding coastal areas, while the chaparral habitats of the city’s drier eastern slopes are home to plants such as manzanita, chamise, ceanothus and buckthorn.