Introduction to El Segundo, California
El Segundo, California, in Los Angeles county, is 3 miles W of Hawthorne, California and 13 miles SW of Los Angeles, California. Part of the surrounding Los Angeles - Long Beach metro area, El Segundo is home to some 16,033 residents.
El Segundo History
The El Segundo area was initially a part of Rancho San Pedro. It later came to be known as El Rancho Sausal Redondo, or the "Round Willow Patch Ranch". The place got its current name in 1911, when it was the site of the 'el segundo' or 'the second' Standard Oil refinery on the West Coast. The oil refinery remains to date, the most prominent feature of the city. El Segundo was officially incorporated on January 18, 1917.
El Segundo and nearby Attractions
- El Segundo Public Library
- El Segundo City Hall
- Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses
- El Segundo Golf Course
- Acacia Park
Things To Do In El Segundo
The beautiful city of El Segundo has a number of memorial halls and public libraries that bear witness to its rich and varied cultural history. Quaint churches line the streets of this city and one can visit any of these to spend some quiet and peaceful time in the midst of a busy life. The city has a very warm atmosphere, and the numerous parks around the city reverberate with the shouts and cries of children. Parks like the Sycamore Park, the Holly Valley Park, and the Candy Cane Park are ideal for family picnics and provide entertainment facilities for all. There is also a huge golf course that one can go to for a game with friends.
El Segundo City Transportation
Los Angeles International Airport serves the area.
El Segundo Higher Education
West Los Angeles College is the local college.