Apr 12, 2020 - Apr 13, 2020
2 adults - 1 room
The original site of the San Gabriel Mission, named after California's youngest governor who also was the first to grow oranges, today's city of Downey is a clean suburban city with few distinguishing features.
Downtown Downey is actually nice, was a suprise. It remind me like City of Montrose, parking is not a issue, and best no parking meter ! Most outsider got o Downey mainly for Portos =)
Location and Climate Situated 12 miles southeast of the Los Angeles Civic Center, Downey is only five miles from Orange County, and about 10 miles from the beautiful Pacific coastline. Conveniently located near several major freeways, the city is an ideal home base from which to take advantage of the business resources and hundreds of cultural and recreational activities in Southern California. The average annual minimum temperature is 46 degrees, and the average annual maximum is 83 degrees. Downey is 117 feet above sea level; prevailing winds are from the West at 6 mph. Average annual rainfall is 14.85 inches. The Parks All parks and many recreation facilities are operated by the city. Almost 100 acres are devoted to 11 area parks, including fishing lakes at Wilderness Park, the Independence Park Tennis Center, and fitness courses at Furman and Apollo parks. For golf enthusiasts, there is the 18-hole Rio Hondo Golf Course, or the Los Amigos Golf Course, the latter run by Los Angeles County. The Arts To find a bit of culture, you needn't look far: The 750-seat Downey Theatre, also operated by the city, presents productions by the Downey Civic Light Opera Association and the Downey Symphonic Society, as well as the annual Celebrity Concert Series and Armchair Travel Adventures. Or you can browse through the Downey History Center, the Downey Art Museum, or the Wilderness Park Nature Museum. The Businesses Downey is home for thousands of businesses and services. The city's largest employer, with about 2,500 employees, is Rancho Los Amigos Hospital. Rancho Los Amigos is a world renown spinal injury treatment center. Originally, Rockwell International aerospace was the major employer put Downey on the map in the 60's, earning us the name "Home of Apollo." The People Caring and civic-minded--those are two words that describe Downey's residents. There are more than 120 civic and service groups that work together to make Downey a better place to live. Population and Housing With a population of 110,000 in an area of 12.5 square miles, Downey offers a wide range of housing opportunities. City building records for 1997 show that 60 percent of the total dwelling units are single-family homes. Another 40 percent are apartments and condominiums.