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Norwalk, California Los Angeles County  Information

Norwalk is a Los Angeles County city in Southern California known for its shopping centers, freeway network and close commuting to major industries and corporations. Norwalk is bordered by Downey on the Northwest, Bellflower on the Southwest, Cerritos and Artesia on the South, and Santa Fe Springs on the North and East.

The Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) and San Gabriel River Freeway (I-605) intersect at its northern edge, while the Century Freeway (I-105) terminates at the San Gabriel River at the city's western edge. The Artesia Freeway (CA/SR-91) runs south of the city's southern border and Imperial Highway (CA/SR-90) and Firestone Boulevard (CA/SR-42), two major east-west routes in southern Los Angeles County, intersect in the northwestern part of the city. In addition to its central hub for commutes, it is also connected by rail line to Los Angeles. The Metro Green Line light rail line, which originates in Norwalk, offers a direct route to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and continues to Redondo Beach.

Norwalk was once known as the dairy center and offered rich farm land for some of the largest sugar beet farms in all of Southern California in the early 20th century. Today, the milk production and farms are gone. The city includes some light industry and acts as prime property for commuters to L.A. Located within the zone for filming, it has enjoyed a fair share of commercial on location film shoots. Movies filmed in Norwalk have included The Postman Always Rings Twice, filmed on location at the Norwalk train depot near Front Street and Funston Avenue; Grease 2, filmed at Excelsior High School;  High School U.S.A., filmed at Excelsior High School; The Karate Kid, filmed at Golf 'N' Stuff; Best Men, filmed on Front Street; Another Day in Paradise filmed on Front Street and Firestone Blvd., and Life, filmed at Greyhound bus station on Front Street.

What to see: The Hargitt House was 1891 as an 1891 Victorian Eastlake. The Hargitt House Museum,  was donated to the people of Norwalk by Charles ("Chun") and Ida Hargitt. Location: 12426 Mapledale, Norwalk, California

Nearby attractions includee: Anaheim: White House Doll Museum, White House replica is a doll museum; La Puente: Big Doughnut, the Donut Hole Drive through a pair of giant doughnuts and Inglewood's Big Doughnut, Randy's Donuts, that's a large doughnut atop Randy's Donuts seen on TV and in movies.

Best Western Norwalk Inn
10902 Firestone Boulevard
Norwalk, CA 90650
  The Best Western Norwalk Inn is conveniently located near Interstate 5 and Interstate 605 freeways. Between Los Angeles and Orange County, adjacent to Downey, Santa Fe Springs, Cerritos and our hotel is within driving distance
  Comfort Inn Norwalk
12512 Pioneer Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
  Centrally located between Los Angeles and Orange County. Easy access to major freeways. Located at the intersection of the I-5 and I-605 freeways.
  Marriott Norwalk
13111 Sycamore Drive
Norwalk, CA 90650
  The Norwalk Marriott is ideally situated at the Norwalk Boulevard exit off Interstate 5 midway between Los Angeles and Anaheim. The hotel's location offers easy access to the 5, 91, 105 and 605 freeways. The full-service Norwalk Marriott
  Ramada Inn Norwalk
12500 Firestone Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650
  214 Rooms Free weekday newspaper Free parking Free local calls 2 outdoor swimming pools Outdoor heated Jacuzzi Exercise Room Elevator Car rental - on site (Budget) RV/Bus parking