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by Bruce on April 4, 2011

in Lakewood Lifestyle,Long Beach Community

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Lakewood LifestyleThe History of Lakewood

This community is often referred to as the instant city, due to the fact that in 1950 it was nothing more than a lima bean field and by 1960 it was a fully functioning city! The community started out as a place for veterans and aerospace engineers, since then the community has grown but has not lost it’s neighborhood touch.Location

Bordered by Long Beach to the west and south, Bellflower to the north, Cypress to the east, Cerritos to the northeast, and Hawaiian Gardens to the southeast, Lakewood is centrally located near the 605 Freeway and major streets including, Del Amo Boulevard, South Street and Bellflower Boulevard.

Schools

Cleveland Elementary School, Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary School, MacArthur Elementary School, Madison Elementary School, Riley Elementary School, Mark Twain Elementary School, Gompers Elementary School, Monroe School

Middle – Bancroft Middle School, Demille Middle School, Hoover Middle School

High – Jordan High School, Lakewood High School, Mayfair High Schoo

Parks

Mayfair Park, Lakewood’s prized park is home to many of it’s citizens all year round especially during summer. The park comes complete with tennis & basketball courts, 18 acres of recreation, picnic and barbeque areas and a newly built 14,000 square foot community center. During the summer the Olympic size swimming pools are open for everyone to enjoy too!

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