Introduction to Lomita, California
Lomita, California, in Los Angeles County, is 3 miles SW of Carson, California (center to center) and 7 miles W of Long Beach, California. The city is included in the Los Angeles - Long Beach metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 20,046 people lived in Lomita.
The word 'Lomita' is Spanish and translates into 'little knoll'. The area was a part of the Rancho San Pedro land grant that was given to Juan Jose Dominguez in 1784 by Spanish King Carlos III. The ranchos flourished till the 1860s, after which they started declining due to a series of natural disasters. Lomita started developing rapidly after oil was discovered in the area in 1923. It was incorporated as a city in 1964.
Lomita and nearby Attractions
- Lomita Railroad Museum
- Hollywood Fantasy Tours
- Torrance Art Center
- Malaga Cove Ranch Market
- Hye Art Gallery
Things To Do In Lomita
The Lomita Railroad Museum allows the visitors to learn about the fascinating history of steam engines in railroading. The city also has several parks which are designed for a variety of activities. There is a Parks and Recreation Department that regularly arranges a variety of events and activities around the year. The city also has various appealing art galleries.
Los Angeles International Airport is a short drive away.
Lomita Higher Education
The City University-Los Angeles provides facilities for higher education.