Introduction to Santa Fe Springs, California
Santa Fe Springs, California, in Los Angeles county, is 2 miles S of Pico Rivera, California and 11 miles SE of Los Angeles, California.The city is included in the Los Angeles - Long Beach metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 17,438 people lived in Santa Fe Springs.
Santa Fe Springs History
The industrial city of Santa Fe Springs was initially a farm land. It eventually became one of the largest oil producing fields in the world. After World War II, when the population growth in California grew alarmingly, people migrated to this area. Santa Fe Springs was finally incorporated in the year 1957, with 4.9 square miles. The city now covers 8.67 square miles, 87% of which are used for industrial purposes.
Santa Fe Springs and nearby Attractions
- Heritage Park
- Pio Pico State Historic Park
- Adventure County Park
- Hathaway Ranch Museum
- Norwalk Parks & Recreation
- Sproul Museum
Things To Do In Santa Fe Springs
The city is full of historical sites and museums which are great places to visit with family members and friends. There are also many parks in the city which organize a variety of recreational programs for youth and adults. Book lovers can enjoy visiting the various well-stocked local libraries in the city.
Santa Fe Springs Transportation
Los Angeles International is the nearest major airport to Sante Fe Springs.
Santa Fe Springs Higher Education
Santa Fe Springs is served by Cerritos College.