It's just a really ghetto city. I went there and I ended up seeing a fight near thrifty's gas station on el Segundo blv. Then I heard many gunshots and 2 men wanted to rob me and I walked into the wrong place and sure enough they had weapons. I reported to the police about that and they weren't really that helpful. Wouldn't recommend u live in the most ghetto place in the world.
If been in Hawthorne California a few times until on day my car broke down. There were some Black men riding on bikes and came over to me and asked me what I was doing out in a "dangerous" city. They seemed like fairly decent people considering how extremely ghetto the city is. Oh been robbed or near shit about 18 times in the city. These men were very nice and even took me to there house in the west side of Hawthorne. They lit up some cigs until about 1am. I was high when I got out so we talked about there daily life. They told me the worst side was the west then east then with and North was the best side to ice in.They then drove me back while saying many dropped out of the "buster" or school by the age of 15 or 16. Many were shot dead by there late teens or early 20s or ended up in the slammer by 21 years old. They told me to get my ads out of Hawthorne before dawn or I was for sure to get killed or robbed. After that I left thanking them.
Hawthorne California is where the Beach Boys grew up, learned to play their guitars, and changed music. There currently is a memorial to honor the contribution that the boys made to music and California. Overall, it is a blue collar town and a standard middle class suburb. Hawthorne is conveniently located near the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This makes the city an ideal place to stop while traveling through. Hawthorne offers easy access to culture, sports, and entertainment. It has mountains, palm trees, and beaches. Manhattan Beach is at the southwest corner of Hawthorne. It also has a city pool, a skate park, and the Betty Answorth Sports Center.
The Candlewood Suites of Hawthorne is a great place to stay. It has all the comforts of home such a fully equipped kitchen, laundry services, and a convenience store on site.
Unfortunately, the Hawthorne Mall has closed down. The city has not been kept up. When referring to locals they called Hawthorne a ghetto. It is a shame that this working class town has not been maintained. The weather is really pleasant in Hawthorne, it is close to the airport, and as far as a town it has great potential. Unfortunately, this potential has not been maintained or realized.