Downey is fun and family friendly community just slightly removed from the noise of the city. This is a great place for anyone looking for a little more space, a little less traffic, and an equally short commute to both East and South LA.

Cultural heritage
While it is now a quieter suburb of Los Angeles, Downey was once the birthplace of the Apollo space program. It is also home to the oldest continually operating McDonald’s restaurant in the world!

In addition to the rise in modern eateries throughout the city, Downey is home to the iconic Porto’s Bakery. While it may not be the most authentic Cuban food you can find in LA, those potato balls and guava pastries might change your life.

About 13 miles southeast of Downtown LA, Downey can conveniently be reached by four different freeways and the Metro rail line passes through the southern part of the city. Also, Downey is centrally located to all of our schools with an average commute time of about 30-40 minutes to any of our campuses.

Downey is a great option for families or those looking for a bit more space. In addition to many apartment options, Downey is a great neighborhood from this list to rent larger, affordable homes. Also, looking to be a homeowner? Downey might be the place for you.

Avg. Rents
Average rent costs in Downey is about $1450. You can easily find a two bedroom apartment here for under $1800

Pack a picnic and take your kids to Heritage Park in nearby Cerritos or enjoy a beach day in Long Beach. For more So Cal fun, drive 20 minutes to Disneyland to feast on turkey legs and Dole whip. Oh and to meet characters and go on rides and enjoy the magic that is Disney. But mostly to eat!


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