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City Description:

El Segundo is a tale of two cities. The residential neighborhood bordered by Imperial Highway to the north, Sepulveda Boulevard to the east, El Segundo Boulevard to the south, and the ocean to the west, has a rural feeling to it, with a very home town "Mayberry" quality. The neighborhood has many tree lined streets and feels far removed from the LAX airport immediately north, the commercial and industrial part of the city east of Sepulveda Boulvard, and the Chevron refinery to the south of El Segundo Boulevard and east of Sepulveda Boulevard. El Segundo has an interesting history.
The El Segundo skyline, as seen from Sepulveda Boulevard (CA/SR-1)            El Segundo Office Buildings
The El Segundo skyline, as seen       El Segundo office buildings as seen from 105 freeway
from Sepulveda Boulevard

The citizens of El Segundo are proud of its relatively small residential community, its excellent schools, and enjoys a strong tax base due to its commercial, office and industrial base. It also enjoys easy access to the LAX airport. 

El Segundo Map, bordered by Imperial Highway (with LAX Airport to the north), Aviation Blvd. to the east, and Rosecrans Blvd (with Manhattan Beach to the south). The area bordered by Imperial Highway, Vista del Mar, and Grand Avenue to the west of the residential area of El Segundo (in the northwest quadrant of the city) is the location of the Hyperion Treatment Plant, which is owned by the City of Los Angeles and treats the waste water for the City of Los Angeles. Dockweiler State Beach is just to the west of the Hyperion Treatment Plant, and El Segundo Beach is south of Grand Avenue and north of Manhattan Beach. The Chevron refinery is bordered by Rosecrans on the South, Vista del Mar on the west, Sepulveda Boulevard on the east, and El Segundo Boulevard on the north. 

Aerial View of El Segundo

Sports, Parks and Recreation: 

The City has numerous neighborhood parks, the largest of which is El Segundo Rec Park, which includes several baseball fields. The city also has a teen center,  a skateboard park,a dog park and runs an extremely active youth sports program. This includes little league baseball, soccer, tennis, ice hockey and ice skating. 

    City Pool

 Dog Park

  Library Park

Golf is available at the Lakes Golf Course on Sepulveda Boulevard. This course is a nine hole executive course, with a restaurant facility and driving range. Resident Golf passes may be purchased by residents for $32 per month. 

       The Lakes Golf Course

Swimming is available at the Urho Saari Swim Stadium at 219 W. Miraposa

Places of Worship:

First Baptist Church 
591 East Palm Avenue
(310) 322-2719

Baptist, Southern 
Pacific Baptist Church 
859 Main Street
(310) 322-5975

Catholic, Russian, Greek 
Saint Andrew's Church 
538 Concord Street
(310) 322-1892

Catholic, Roman 
Saint Anthony's Church 
710 East Grand Avenue
(310) 322-4392

El Segundo Christian Church 
223 West Franklin Avenue
(310) 322-8339

Church of Christ 
Church of Christ 
717 East Grand Avenue
(310) 322-5757

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1215 East Mariposa Avenue
(310) 322-6679

Church of Religious Science 
(310) 322-4155

St. Michael's Church 
361 Richmond Street
(310) 322-2589

El Segundo Foursquare Church 
429 Richmond Street
(310) 322-2637

Jehovah's Witnesses 
ehovah's Witnesses 
608 East Grand Avenue
(310) 322-0788 

St. John's Church 
1611 East Sycamore Avenue
(310) 615-1072

Methodist, United 
United Methodist Church 
540 Main Street
(310) 322-0051   

Methodist Church

RLDS (Reformed Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) 
St. Michael's Church 
361 Richmond Street
(310) 322-2589


The El Segundo Unified School District is composed of two elementary schools (Center Street and Richmond Street), one middle school (El Segundo Middle School), and two high schools (El Segundo High and Arena High Alternative School). The school district is an excellent one and receives high scores on the state standardized tests. There are also two private schools, St. Anthony School and Vistamar school

Arts & Culture: 

The City of El Segundo does have a performing arts center at the El Segundo High School, and there are numerous other arts and cultural facilities in the South Bay within an easy drive. These would include the Arts and Perfoming Center in Redondo Beach, the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, and the Norris Center for the Performing Arts in Rolling Hills Estates. Numerous other Arts and Cultural centers are located in the City of Los Angeles including the Dorothy Chandler Center and the Disney Philarmonic Center in downtown Los Angeles, the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, numerous museums including the Getty Center in West Los Angeles, the Museum of Art in the Fairfax area, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Downtown Los Angeles, as well as several smaller performing arts venues in Westwood and the Hollywood area.

Property Taxes:The property tax rate for the fiscal year 2011-2012 is 1.071697%   (computed by the standard 1.0% of the property's assessed valuation (in accordance with Proposition 13, a property's assessed valuation is the original purchase price, plus the cost of improvements, based on the value of permits pulled, plus an increase in valuation of 2% per year) plus additional tax rates for voted bonded indebtedness) plus direct assessments of $200-$300 per parcel for other misc. local taxes.

Taxes are assessed for the fiscal year running from July 1st through June 30th, with property tax bills payable in two installments on December 10th and April 10th. If a property changes ownership during the year, a supplemental tax bill will be prepared prorating the tax increase due to a change in valuation over the remainder of the fiscal year. If a change in ownership occurs between January 1 and May 31 this will result  in two supplemental assessments and two supplemental tax bills. The first supplemental bill is for the remainder of the fiscal year in which the event occurred. The second supplemental bill is for the subsequent fiscal year. 

Property Transfer Tax: The County of Los Angeles levies a transfer tax upon the sale of a property of $1.10 per thousand dollars of the sale price.

Police and Fire Protection:

The City has its own Police and Fire Departments. 


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Population in July 2007: 16,282. Population change since 2000: +2.0%
Males: 8,089(49.7%), Females: 8,193 (50.3%) 
Elevation: 100 feet
County: Los Angeles
Land area: 5.5 square miles
Zip code: 90245

Crime in El Segundo (2008):
  • 0 murders (0 per 100,000)
  • 2 rapes (12.5 per 100,000)
  • 22 robberies (137.2 per 100,000)
  • 20 assaults (124.8 per 100,000)
  • 148 burglaries (923.1 per 100,000)  
  • 52 auto thefts (324.0per 100,000) 

    City-data.com crime index (2007)= 296.1(higher means more crime, US average = 320.9) 

    For population 25 years and over in El Segundo
    High school or higher: 92.8% 
    Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.8% 
    Graduate or professional degree: 13.0% 
    Unemployed: 4.0%

    Mean travel time to work: 21.9 minutes 
    Median resident age: 36.4 years 
    Median household income: $77,893  (year 2007)

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