City Guide El Monte

El Monte 

Located approximately 12 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, El Monte is the hub of the San Gabriel Valley, where two major freeways – Interstates 605 and 10 – intersect and is the ninth largest city (out of 88) in Los Angeles County with a population of approximately 120,000.  The land uses within its 10 square mile area are 58 percent residential, 11 percent retail, 10 percent industrial, 7 percent office/retail, and 14 percent other of amenities.  El Monte also has an ethnically diverse and dynamic population with 72 percent Hispanic, 18 percent Asian, and 7 percent White.

El Monte Schools

The El Monte City School District has 17 elementary campuses and concedes "to educate all students to develop skills, knowledge, and attitudes to be responsible, productive, and fulfilled individuals able to succeed ethically in a democratic society." The Mountain View School District also serves local elementary-aged students, and of course there are a selection of private schools for students, who seek religious-based education, to attend. The El Monte Union High School District, serving 10,000 students, has seven high schools and two adult sites in the system. As for post secondary sites, Cal State Los Angeles, Cal State Fullerton, Caltech and Long Beach State Colleges are just some four-year campuses students can obtain a bachelor's degree from.

Helpful Links

  • City of El Monte
    Read about the local government and resident services at the city's website to become more familiar with the community.


  • Los Angeles County
    As part of Los Angeles County, El Monte is surrounded by so many other California communities that offer so much right outside of the city borders.


  • San Gabriel Valley Tribune
    Read what the region is up to in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the local source for news, weather and jobs.


  • El Monte Police Department
    It's better to be safe than sorry so contact the law enforcement agency when you arrive in town and ask about area crime and any neighborhood safety programs in place.


  • El Monte Volunteers
    Get involved with a local non-profit and begin to root yourself in the community, and you will see that you can make a difference and friends simultaneously.

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