The City of Monterey Park is 7.73 square miles in size and is located in the
It is conveniently located adjacent to three major freeways that provide north-south and east-west access to all of
Striving to blend residence and commerce, Monterey Park maintains 60% of its space for residential living, 12% for industrial, 10% for commercial and retail use, and 18% for schooling and recreational facilities. Its major businesses are auto sales, banking, medical, education, and food service. The health care needs of
As one of the most diverse and community-oriented cities in the area, it hosts numerous cultural, educational, and festive programs, many of which have received national attention, such as the Harmony Festival, a celebration of cultural diversity; the DARE Program, a drug abuse prevention program for youth; the Good Student Discount Program, a community/business partnership that rewards good students with discounts; and LAMP, a program to provide English-as-a-second language assistance. It is a City with a rich mix of people of many backgrounds.