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  • El Monte has a Livability Score of 60/100, which is considered below average
  • El Monte crime rates are 29% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in El Monte is 4% lower than the California average
  • El Monte real estate prices are 8% lower than the California average
  • Rental prices in El Monte are 14% lower than the California average

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      El Monte, CA

      El Monte is within the famous county of Los Angeles in California. It is actually known as being the end point on the historic Santa Fe Trail. The population of this town is around 115,000. There are beautiful river views throughout the city with the San Gabriel River and the Rio Hondo River. There is also significant history in this town with the Native American history and the Santa Fe Trail.

      El Monte has 25 neighborhoods throughout the city. There are both affluent and middle class neighborhoods throughout. The more expensive neighborhoods include Ramona Boulevard and Telstar Avenue. The safe, middle class neighborhoods include Five Points and Durfee. Most employment opportunities in El Monte include opportunities in the educational, government and transportation industries, as the schools alone employ more than 2000 employees every year.

      When living in one of these neighborhoods, you can expect that the cost of homes is more expensive than the cost found across America or found in California as a whole. The average price of a home in this city is around $300,000. This is a more middle-class home as well. Rental prices are more reasonable with most one-bedroom apartments costing around $600.

      Utilities are slightly less expensive in El Monte than they are in the rest of California. This includes utilities that include electricity, internet and cable and gas prices. Food prices are also slightly less expensive than those found throughout the rest of California. It is important to note that transportation costs are significantly more expensive than transportation costs in the rest of California and the rest of the country due to gas prices and public transportation prices.

      El Monte Transit runs the public transportation that is available in the city. There are metro stations such as El Monte Station and a Foothill Transit system. There is also a train station which runs through the city through Metrolink on the San Bernardino Line, with the El Monte Station stop.

      El Monte is full of outdoor activities to keep you and your family engaged. These include parks such as Lambert Park and Whittier Narrows Recreation Area. The San Gabriel Valley is also home to a beautiful area to explore. Be sure to see the historical Santa Fe Trail when you move to the city as well. Finally, downtown Los Angeles is just a short drive away from El Monte.

      El Monte is a beautiful town full of history. Though this mid-size town does not have a large metropolitan area, Los Angeles is just a short drive away. There are many opportunities for employment in education and government, to assist you in affording the homes that you dream of in El Monte, California. Be sure to see the beauty for yourself.

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      El Monte, CA - A Little Island In The Middle Of Los Angeles

      Nestled between two rivers in the Los Angeles area is El Monte, a truly unique city. I have traveled to the city of El Monte several times to eat at a restaurant called Little Malaysia. True to its name, the restaurant facility is fairly small, but the environment is great and the food is excellent and fresh every time, making the long trip worth every second. Bars and night clubs are also found in this area, but are average in quality and price.

      Because El Monte is situated near two rivers, the landscape is green and lavish. Residential areas are peaceful and pretty. A great destination for individuals, couples, families or groups is the El Monte Historical Museum. Featuring items from the pioneer era, this museum provides interesting exhibits and information of days past. Unlike many other museums in the greater Los Angeles area, this location is almost never crowded, making navigation through the building very easy.

      A disadvantage of living in El Monte is the grim employment industry and ever-growing foreclosure rates. Although the El Monte neighborhoods are fairly quiet and generally safe, moving to this city without secure employment is not advised. An airport is also nearby, creating unwanted noise frequently.
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      Source: The El Monte, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).