Downey is a unique community in the heart of Southern California that combines the best of both large and small. Downey is an active city of 110,000 with a small town atmosphere. This is a place of pride, history, involvement, and community. Downey is highly recognized for its centralized location, top medical facilities, quality residential neighborhoods and schools, excellent golf courses, and an unmatched family lifestyle. Downey has been rated in the top 25% of “100 Best Cities To Do Business in California” by California Business Magazine.
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.
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.Search properties in this area