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The City of InglewoodThe best choice you can make for your business's success!
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LocationAs a gateway to major commercial centers of the United States and internationally, Inglewood is in a unique position on the shore of the Pacific Rim. The Los Angeles International Airport is directly accessible by Inglewood's Century Boulevard - one of the City's busiest commercial corridors. Proximity to the airport, the Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors, and four major freeways facilitate both domestic and international trade.
WeatherInglewood has ranked in the 8th percentile of cities for the best overall mild weather in a recent study from the leading personal finance outlet WalletHub.com.
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AccessCentrally located in Southern California, Inglewood is accessible to major transportation resources. The City is:
- Less than 30 minutes from facilities at Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors.
- Served by Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail lines.
- Surrounded by Interstates 405, 105, 110, and 10.
- Two miles from Los Angeles World Airport (LAWA).
Labor PoolInglewood's work force is primarily professional or highly skilled, and over 46% have attended college.
TrainingThe City provides its businesses with excellent job training and placement services at the Inglewood One-Stop Career and Education Center. The One-Stop Center provides businesses with subsidies for training new and existing employees, and offers access to teleconferencing, telecommuting and distance learning activities.
EducationInglewood is home to 21 public and 4 private schools ranging from preschool to adult education. Inglewood houses Springfield College, the University of West Los Angeles Law School, and it is less than twenty minutes from Loyola Marymount University, University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, California State Universities at Long Beach and Dominguez Hill, El Camino Community College and Los Angeles Southwest College, and less than an hour away from a number of other Colleges and Universities.
HousingOne of Inglewood's best-kept secrets is its beautifully landscaped neighborhoods and quality housing. Whether it's a gated community, historic family homes, or executive town homes, Inglewood has the housing selection that you want, at a price that you can afford. The prices for real estate in the city are significantly lower than prices for cities with similar climates, with a median property value of $175,000. Inglewood is a family community with 86% of its homes being family households and almost half of all households occupied for more than five years. Inglewood is committed to its sense of neighborhood, and has provided incentives over the past 25 years for the development of more than 300 single family homes and 550 condominiums, as well as 489 units of senior and disabled housing.
BusinessIn the world of business development, Inglewood is accustomed to finishing first. Over the past 20 years, the wins have been impressive:
- Office Developments: $104.2 million; 571 Jobs
- Retail Projects: $64 million/779,000 SF; 1,089 jobs
- Industrial Development: $109 million/1.15 million SF; 1,949 jobs
ChoicesA rarity in urban Southern California, will all be yours... You will be able to select from a variety of industrial and retail sites for your business. You will have accessibility to ship and receive by air, rail, or road. You'll have a choice of executive homes within both Inglewood and nearby beach communities. Your employees will be able to choose from affordable multifamily, single family and historic homes. And you'll be able to choose your employees from a highly educated local work force. Inglewood offers entertainment choices too - from concerts and events at the world renowned Forum to the growing entertainment complex at Hollywood Park. And Inglewood is positioned to offer the best of what makes Southern California's lifestyle enviable.
Inglewood is close to the beaches and major attractions like Disneyland, Universal Studios and Hollywood. Your ability to choose extends into education with the city's offerings of primary and post-secondary institutions - from Inglewood's own West Los Angeles Law School to Loyola Marymount, University of Southern California, University of California Los Angeles, and California State Universities at Long Beach, Dominguez Hills all within a half-hour drive. But all of these choices begin with one choosing Inglewood.
- Airport; Los Angeles and Long Beach
- Gateway to Los Angeles International
- Harbors; choice transportation access
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Inglewood's rich history begins with the Cantilena Adobe, situated on Rancho Agape de la Cantilena, which was built in 1834 by Ignacio Machado, son of one of the soldiers protecting the first settlers of Los Angeles on their way from Mexico.
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