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"Stay in a key in-between city: Norwalk (L.A. co)" Top 5 Page for this destination Los Angeles Off The Beaten Path Tip by marinarena

Los Angeles Off The Beaten Path: 351 reviews and 620 photos

  Norwalk, Ca, outside Los Angeles
by marinarena


Though not the most ideal place judging from appearances only, Norwalk is a consideration for a stay in the Los Angeles area.

4 reasons to consider staying in Norwalk:

She is ...
about equidistant to LA(downtown) and Disneyland area.
connected to multiple freeway and major highways (5, 105, 605 fwys, Imperial Hwy)

She has...
a Metrolink stop (shared with Santa Fe Springs) for easily connecting to downtown LA (30 min travel+-) and Anaheim/Orange (20 -25 min+-)

a Metro Green Line rail station, enabling passengers to go conveniently to LAX.
major hotels right off the freeway. (30 min to LAX by rail+-)

True, true, there are some parts of the city that are badly unkept. Don't expect to see pretty sidewalks and buildings (Try to head to nearby Whitter and Cerritos for this). She is regular blah town, U.S.A- well, unless one considers a few things: Norwalk is deemed essential to one Arnold Schwartzenegger. Here is home to the main LA Registrar of Voters office. So important is the registrar building along Imperial Hwy, that Arnold came here to rally for support to during his campaign to be governor of California a few years back.

There is not much excitement here but it's not a ghost town by any means. For things to do- there is the nice town center with fun at the movies (AMC 20 theater) and decent eateries for dining. These are located in the main and most attractive part of the town.

Norwalk has a particularly Latino feel and makeup, and is very convenient for Spanish speakers. However, there is some ethnic diversity.

Overall, marked Norwalk on your city list to stay for an LA/D-Land adventure!

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  • Updated Oct 28, 2011
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