Lakewood (California)

Lakewood is in the Gateway Cities region of Los Angeles County.


 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°F) 68 68 69 73 74 78 83 85 83 79 73 69
Nightly lows (°F) 46 48 50 53 58 61 65 66 64 58 50 45
Precipitation (in) 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2

Lakewood enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with dry summers and wet winters.

Lakewood is a bedroom community and one of the first large-scale tract housing cities built following WWII. Lakewood is officially recognized as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation for its numerous trees and its active care for them. Lakewood is also designated as Sportstown USA by Sports Illustrated magazine for its 10 major parks, nine of which have fields, two community swimming pools and two community centers.

Get in

By car

Lakewood is near the junction of California Freeway 91 and Interstate 605. Exiting the 605 at Del Amo Blvd. or South Street then going west will lead to Lakewood. Exiting the 91 at Lakewood, Clark or Bellflower Boulevards then going south will also lead into Lakewood.

By air

Get around




Restaurant Row - Candlewood Street between Lakewood Boulevard and Clark Avenue is home to several chain eateries including Baja Fresh, Chili's, Outback Steakhouse, Hometown Buffet, International House of Pancakes, Marie Callendars and Red Lobster. Other options include:


Being a bedroom community, Lakewood has very little in the way of lodging with only two motels located near the Long Beach Towne Center. Some of the communities around Lakewood, especially Long Beach, offer lodging close to Lakewood.

Stay safe

For all emergencies in Lakewood, dial 911

The majority of Lakewood is considered safe. Most crime in Lakewood is either domestic in nature or is burglary. As at any major shopping center, shoppers at Lakewood Center should be careful about leaving valuables in their cars.

Medical emergencies

Law enforcement

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department provides law enforcement services in Lakewood. 5130 N. Clark Avenue, +1 562 866-9061.


Go next

Routes through Lakewood

Whittier Cerritos  N  S  Long Beach END

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