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South El Monte

City of South El Monte

City 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 began to develop faster and was incorporated in 1958.


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.  Cal Poly Pomona University and Azusa Pacific University are both approximately 15 minutes away.

Nearby Attractions

  • American Military Museum
  • Dean Shively Park
  • New Temple Park
  • Museum of History

Things To Do

The city 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 also organizes youth basketball and t-ball leagues.  Take lessons at the El Monte flight school and enjoy eating at Annia’s Kitchen, serving delicious food.


Local Real Estate Agent

Jesse Garcia The Realtor has been selling real estate in El Monte for over 24 years.  His track record with customers and the City has made him the Realtor of choice, he has the skills and experience you’re looking for.   Please call Jesse anytime without obligation.  He is ready to go to work for you today!

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