Introduction to Inglewood, California
Inglewood is located in Los Angeles County in Southern California. Inglewood is approximately 20 minutes southwest of Los Angeles and 20 minutes northeast of Redondo Beach. It's also approximately 15 minutes from the Pacific Ocean and is part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Inglewood is 10 minutes east of Los Angeles International airport (LAX).
Inglewood's history started with the Centinela Adobe, which was built in 1834 by the son of a soldier. Inglewood was the first settlement to be created from the 25,000 acre Centinela Ranch. It was established in 1888 shortly after a railroad station had been built in the area.
Inglewood Arts, Culture and Entertainment
Inglewood residents can easily take advantage of all of the arts and entertainment attractions of Los Angeles as well as the rest of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Some of the more notable attractions in and around Inglewood include:
- The Centinela Adobe Complex.
- The Centinela Valley Heritage and Research Center.
- The Forum.
- The Hollywood Park Racetrack and adjoining Casino.
- The LAX Firing Range.
This part of Southern California has professional sports offerings to satisfy even the most demanding sports fan. Sports teams near Inglewood include:
- The Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League (AFL).
- The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB).
- Club Deportivo Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer (MLS).
- The Lancaster JetHawks, Inland Empire 66ers, and Lake Elsinore Storm of Minor League Baseball (MiLB). The JetHawks are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the 66ers are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, and the Storm are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the San Diego Padres.
- The Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
- The Anaheim Mighty Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL).
- The Los Angeles Storm, and Southern California Seahorses who play in the United Soccer League's (USL) Premier Development League.
- The Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA, who used to play in the Forum in Inglewood until they moved to the Staples Center in 1999.
For sports fans who do not mind a road trip, the city of San Diego two hours to the south is also home to:
- The Major League Baseball (MLB) San Diego Padres.
- The National Football League (NFL) San Diego Chargers.
- The ECHL Sand Diego Gulls hockey team.
- The United Soccer League (USL) USL Premier Development League San Diego Gauchos and the USL W-League San Diego Gauchos Women.