Introduction to South El Monte, California
South El Monte, California, in Los Angeles county, is 1 miles SW of El Monte, California and 11 miles E of Los Angeles, California. The city is located in the Los Angeles - Long Beach metropolitan area. South El Monte has a population of 21,144.
South El Monte History
The Shoshone Indians once used South El Monte as their campsite and watering hole. During the California Gold Rush, the area was first settled by the Thompson Party. In fact, the El Monte Township was founded by the Thompson family during the late 1860s. In the early 20th century, the city of South El Monte began to develop faster and was incorporated in 1958.
South El Monte and nearby Attractions
- American Military Museum
- Dean Shively Park
- New Temple Park
- El Monte Museum of History
Things To Do In South El Monte
South El Monte offers a number of recreational activities such as a golf course, indoor boxing ring, basketball courts, swimming pools, summer concerts and tennis courts. The Recreation Center of the city of South El Monte also organizes youth basketball and t-ball leagues.
South El Monte Transportation
Air transportation is available from Orange County International Airport.
South El Monte Higher Education
The nearest college is Rio Hondo College.