Inglewood is located approximately three miles from Los Angeles
International Airport, 10 miles from West Hollywood and about 15
miles from Hollywood. The Los Angeles beaches such as Dockweiler
State Beach are just a few miles away and from the crest of the hill
on La Cienega Blvd., you can look to the distance and see the
Hollywood sign, shown in a photo above. Speaking of signs, you
know you're in Inglewood, thanks to a vertical sign that greets you
on La Cienega Blvd., the street the runs from Inglewood all the way
to West Hollywood.
Inglewood has always maintained neat, affordable homes by local
standards, and enjoys a culturally diverse population. Hotel
accommodations in Inglewood range from budget to affordable with the
lowest priced hotels most popular with students seeking
budget accommodations in the $40 to 75 range.
Inglewood has a long and rich history significant to the growth of
Los Angeles. A 1920 earthquake put it on the map as the curious
tourists who came to see the damage stayed because of the great
climate. Inglewood was the fastest growing city in the United States
from 1920 to 1925.
Inglewood, California's credits:
Poultry Colony in 1905
Chinchilla Capital of the world after 1923
Andrew Bennett Ranch was leased by Los Angeles and converted
into Mines Field (later LAX) in 1927
Olympics Games race came through Inglewood in 1932. "City of
Champions" adopted. Three Inglewood High School alumni were
Olympics winners (Hector Dyer, track; Frank Booth, water polo;
and George Jefferson, pole vault).
Hollywood Park Racetrack opened in 1938
Fosters Freeze became first ice cream chain in California in
1946 in Inglewood
First Intercontinental Ballistic Missile-the Atlas was developed
The Forum was built in 1967 as the home of the Los Angeles
Lakers, the Los Angeles Sparks and the Los Angeles King
Centinela Adobe on Rancho Aguaje de la Centinela was
built in 1834 by a son of one of a soldier guarding L.A. settlers.
Charles Nordhoff discovered the ocean-close ranches built began
shipping millions of bushels of barley from his wharf at Playa del
Rey. In his book, "California for Health, Pleasure and
Residence: A Book for Travelers and Settlers," Freeman documented
the region and its benefits. He'd moved there to help his wife who
was ill. He felt the cool, ocean air would be good for her.
to see & do:
Adobe Complex -
Historical Society of the Centinela Valley, in cooperation with the
Inglewood Recreation and Community Services Department, maintains
and operates Centinela Adobe Complex and its exhibits at 7643
Midfield. Among the landmarks are the 1834 Adobe, 1887 Daniel
Freeman Land Office and the Centinela Valley Heritage and Research
Center. Artifacts from the 1888 Freeman mansion, over 10,000
photographs, books and memorabilia are available for viewing.
Hollywood Park Racetrack, 1050 South Prairie Avenue, Inglewood,
California 90301 www.hollywoodpark.com
Community Events - 4th of July Celebration at Edward Vincent Jr.
Park, 700 Warren Lane outdoor amphitheater. Bands on the stage from
noon to 7:00 p.m. At dusk, an elaborate fireworks display will light
up the skies to culminate the festivities. Free swimming, tennis,
balloons, cotton candy, popcorn, arts and crafts, and face painting
will be available throughout the day. Picnic and barbecue areas will
be available on a first come, first serve basis. Parks, Recreation
and Community Services Department: (310) 412-8750.
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