Community Pride

Gardena has earned the prestigious designation of “All-America City,” and its ethnic diversity is a quality of which everyone is proud. Community commitment can be seen throughout the city as businesses join with volunteer groups in supporting civic projects and programs.


Gardena has the distinction of being located in the center of transportation access. It is 20 minutes away from the Los Angeles Airport, which has a major economic impact on Southern California business. In addition, Gardena boasts easy access to every major Los Angeles County Freeway – the 405, 105, 710, the 110 and the Artesia or 91 Freeway. This freedom allows fast and easy access to the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and San Pedro. The Gardena Municipal Bus Line links with regional bus transportation as well as with Metrolink and Amtrak passenger rail. Freight moves efficiently by truck or over nearby Union Pacific Railroad lines. Gardena will have one of the most envied locations in the west as a key point on the “Golden Triangle” with the completion of the Alameda Corridor project. This construction project will provide truck and rail access to the largest shipping ports on the West Coast.


Gardena’s central location makes it simple to get around in Southern California, throughout the United States, or internationally. Just a few of Gardena’s quick-link “connections”:

  • 15 minutes to Downtown Los Angeles
  • 15 minutes to Los Angeles International Airport
  • 20 minutes to Long Beach Municipal Airport
  • Key location in the Alameda Corridor
  • 20 minutes to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

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