Downey is the city of the birthplace of the Apollo space program and it is also the home of the oldest still operational McDonald’s restaurant in the world. With 4 freeways it is easy to access to all terrains and attractions in Los Angeles, while you are living in a peaceful and safe city. Downey has one of the lowest crime rates in the Los Angeles area.
Downey is a pretty healthy city, there is a farmers market every Saturday morning downtown with a big selection of vendors with good fresh food and prices are reasonable.
There is a mall in the city, so you won’t have any problem when it comes to shopping. Numerous restaurants are also located in the city with a variety of choices. Downey is fairly close to the beaches and to Disneyland, which will probably be the biggest plus for your little ones. There are also good public schools for your kids to attend. This neighborhood is family-friendly, so you will fit in very fast! The best thing about Downey is that it’s close to everything, so you can enjoy the sea and the mountains on the same day. Everything in one place! Grocery stores, shopping malls, and restaurants are extremely accessible, since everything is so nearby.