Cerritos is an affluent city in southwest Los Angeles County, about 14 miles from Downtown Los Angeles, and 5 miles northwest of Santa Ana. Cerritos lies along the border of Los Angeles County and Orange County. The cities bordering Cerritos on the Los Angeles County side include Artesia, Bellflower, Lakewood, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, and La Mirada. Buena Park and La Palma border the City on the Orange County side. Other cities in the region include Cypress, Hawaiian Gardens, and Long Beach. The postal ZIP code of Cerritos used to be 90701 and was shared with the city of Artesia but it was changed to an exclusive 90703 to accommodate the increasing number of new addresses in the City during the mid-1990s. The 91 freeway passes east-west through the center of Cerritos, and the I-605 runs through the city along the west side.
Originally inhabited by Native Americans, the area was settled by Spanish explorers in the 1540’s who built several missions in the area. The king of Spain granted a large area of land to a former Spanish soldier named Jose Manuel Nieto, who named the area Rancho Los Nietos. The part which later became the city of Cerritos was named by Nieto after the Spanish work for “little hills”, although modern Cerritos has no natural hills left. After the Mexican-American war, the land fell under the ownership of the Los Angeles and San Bernardino Land Company which developed the area, including rail lines. Originally named “Dairy Valley” when first incorporated in 1956, the city changed its name officially to back to Cerritos in 1967 after another nearby area called Rancho Los Cerritos.
Cerritos was one of the first cities in Los Angeles County to develop large-scale retail zones, such as the Los Cerritos Center and Cerritos Auto Square, and achieved stunning success. The progressive nature of the city government and the strong tax-base is best reflected in its services and public facilities. In 1978, Cerritos dedicated the nation’s first solar-heated City Hall complex. In 1993, the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts was opened. In 1994, the City completed the Cerritos Towne Center project that combines office, retail, lodging, fine arts and dining in an open-air style. In 1997, the City opened the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station/Community Safety Center to provide public safety services. In 2006, the City celebrated its golden anniversary with memorials and the unveiling of a sculpture garden. The assessed valuation of the City of Cerritos is more than $7 billion.
Cerritos has several parks that can be enjoyed by residents. The Cerritos Olympic Swim & Fitness Center provides year-round, indoor recreational, instructional and competitive swimming and gym. The Pat Nixon Park pays tribute to the late First Lady Pat Nixon on the site of her childhood home, and features a state-of-the-art seniors center. Other parks are the Cerritos Park East, Heritage Park, Liberty Park, and the Cerritos Regional Park which houses the Cerritos Sports Complex, the skate park, and outdoor swimming pools. The City also has 18 neighborhood parks located near residential tracts, an executive golf course, and two community gymnasiums.
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