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The Benefits of South Bay Living in Gardena

May 5th, 2016


Gardena, California is a thriving and growing city in the heart of the South Bay region of greater Los Angeles. Conveniently located near many major attractions in Los Angeles County, Gardena has elevated urban living to a whole new level. Top schools, restaurants, shopping, and cultural activities are all very close by.

When it comes to shopping, residents have a range of options, including South Bay Galleria, Pacific Square Shopping Center, and SouthBay Pavilion (formerly Carson Mall), which are all a few minutes away. Another benefit of living in Gardena is it closeness to Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo beaches, so choose your favorite seaside location whether you bury your feet in the sand or hit the waves! With unrivaled attractions and amenities, Gardena offers a quality of life that is second to none.

Nearby attractions that will delight all ages include the Aquarium of the Pacific, Disneyland, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Knott’s Southern California Resort, and Universal Studios Hollywood. In Gardena, the Gardena Cinema offers family friendly movies, while those who seek a more adventurous nightlife will enjoy the Hustler Casino and the Normandie Casino, both located within Gardena.

Gardena offers close access to several local parks, including Alondra Park, Rowley Park, Freeman Park, and Thornburg Park. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy nearby Alondra Golf Course, Rowley Park & Gymnasium, Rush Gymnasium, Gardena Bowling Center, and Primm Memorial Pool. In addition, the City of Gardena offers various youth and adult athletic opportunities.  For youth ages 8-17, the City of Gardena Department of Recreation and Human Services provides the following sports programming: Youth Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Flag Football, and Golf Classes.  For adults, leagues are organized for softball, basketball, and volleyball. For professional sports, the Stubhub center is the home of the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer, and the indoor arena The Forum (former home of the Lakers and Kings) is in the area.

For more information about the city of Gardena, including area attractions and entertainment options, visit

Olson Homes is pleased to offer brand new homes in Gardena at Gateway Walk, an exciting community of new homes. This location is perfect for those who desire to live as near to the city’s major attractions as possible without sacrificing the comforts and convenience of contemporary living. If you are in the market for a new home in the area, contact us today to find out more about urban living in this beautiful community or visit our site