Introduction to Artesia, California
Artesia, California, in Los Angeles county, is 1 mile NW of Cerritos, California and 9 miles NE of Long Beach, California. The people of the city are in the Los Angeles - Long Beach metropolitan area. Artesia has a population of 16,380.
Artesia was established on May 3, 1875 after the Artesia School District was completed. The village was named after the several naturally flowing Artesian wells that are found in this area. In fact, these wells made Artesia ideal for agriculture and farming. During 1920s and '30s, the area was developed by the Portuguese and Dutch farmers and became one of the most significant dairy districts in Southern California. After the Second World War, several residential tracts were built in Artesia. It was incorporated as a city on May 29, 1959.
Artesia and nearby Attractions
- Pioneer Boulevard Median with Water Fountains
- Artesia Historical Museum
- Artesia DES
- Little India
- Artesia Park
- Artesia Water Tower
Things To Do In Artesia
The city of Artesia provides a number of recreational facilities. There are many historical sites in the city. Artesia features an International Cultural District, also known as Little India, and includes a number of Indian beauty salons, clothing and jewelry stores as well as Indian restaurants.
The nearest airport is Long Beach Daugherty.
Artesia Higher Education
The local college is Cerritos College.