Introduction to Lynwood, California
Lynwood is a California city located in Los Angeles County, about 14 miles south of Los Angeles and 22 miles northwest of Anaheim. Neighboring communities include South Gate (to the north), Compton (to the south) and Downey (to the east). Major highways in or near the city include Interstates I-105, I-110 and I-710. Nearest airports are the Long Beach airport (9 miles away) and Los Angeles International Airport (about 14 miles away).
Founded by Don Antonio Lugo as part of an 1810 Spanish land grant, Lynwood evolved as a residential center in the early 20th century. Incorporated in 1921, the city experienced relatively slow growth until shortly after World War II. The city got its name from the "Lynwood Dairy and Creamery," an establishment created by C.H. Sessions in 1902 and whose title was derived from his wife's maiden name (Miss Lynn Wood). Lynwood today is a vibrant city and home to a host of booming retail centers.
Attractions In and Near Lynwood
The University of Southern California is located only four miles from Lynwood. Other nearby attractions include the Carson Center (7 miles away), the Los Angeles Convention Center (8 miles away) and the Staples Center (9 miles away) which is a multipurpose sports arena serving as the home of five Los Angeles area professional basketball, hockey and arena football teams. Lynwood's proximity to Los Angeles also provides quick access to many of the city's other attractions.