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The Gateway Cities
Gateway Cities
Region, or Southeast Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County
(also shortened to Southeast LA County) is a largely urbanized region located in southeastern Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County, Southern California between the City of Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Pacific Ocean. It is part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), and has a population of approximately 2 million.[1] Despite its predominating urban fabric of single-family homes with low-scale multifamily residential structures, Southeast LA County comprises some of the most densely populated municipalities in the United States.[2][better source needed] The " Gateway Cities
Gateway Cities
Council of Governments" (GCOG) is located in the city of Paramount.

Contents

1 Cities in the Gateway Region 2 Higher Education

2.1 Universities 2.2 Community Colleges

3 Infrastructure

3.1 Air 3.2 Sea & Heavy Rail 3.3 Commuter and Light Rail 3.4 Freeway 3.5 Cities also part of other LA County regions

4 References 5 External links

Cities in the Gateway Region[edit] Area residents identify as being part of urban Los Angeles, despite living in independent municipalities. The following cities are members of the Gateway Cities
Gateway Cities
Council of Governments:

Artesia Bell Bell Gardens Bellflower Carson Cerritos Commerce Compton Cudahy Downey

Hawaiian Gardens Huntington Park La Habra Heights La Mirada Lakewood Long Beach Lynwood Maywood Montebello

Norwalk Paramount Pico Rivera Santa Fe Springs Signal Hill South Gate Vernon Whittier

Also members of the Gateway Cities
Gateway Cities
Council of Governments:

Avalon (on Catalina Island) Los Angeles
Los Angeles
County Port of Long Beach

Higher Education[edit] Universities[edit] The region hosts a variety of colleges and universities:

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Shorthand Nickname Primary Conference Division

Biola University La Mirada 1901 Private 4,011 Biola Eagles Golden State Athletic Conference NCAA Division II

California
California
State University, Los Angeles University Hills 1947 Public 24,059 Cal State LA Golden Eagles California
California
Collegiate Athletic Association NCAA Division II

California
California
State University, Long Beach Long Beach 1949 Public 37,776 Cal State Long Beach 49ers Big West Conference NCAA Division I

California
California
State University, Dominguez Hills Carson 1960 Public 14,731 Dominguez Hills Toros California
California
Collegiate Athletic Association NCAA Division II

Whittier College Whittier 1887 Private 2,259 Whittier Poets Southern California
Southern California
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference NCAA Division III

Southern California
Southern California
University of Health Sciences Whittier 1911 Private Graduate 469 SCU None - -

Keck School of Medicine of USC East Los Angeles 1885 Private Graduate 1,000 Keck None - -

Community Colleges[edit]

Cerritos College, in Norwalk El Camino College Compton Center, in Compton East Los Angeles
Los Angeles
College, in Monterey Park Long Beach City College, in North Long Beach Rio Hondo College, in Whittier

Infrastructure[edit] Air[edit] Southeast LA County's Long Beach Airport
Long Beach Airport
(LBG) provides regular direct flights to and from the following (though the region can also be easily accessed from other airports in the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
region):

East Coast and Texas

New York (JFK) Boston Austin (TX) Miami

West Coast

Seattle, Washington Portland, Oregon San Francisco, California Oakland, California Sacramento, California San Jose, California

Western U.S.

Salt Lake City, Utah Denver, Colorado Las Vegas, Nevada Reno, Nevada Phoenix, Arizona

Sea & Heavy Rail[edit] The Port of Long Beach
Port of Long Beach
is also located within the region, the nation's second busiest port,[3] as well as significant freight rail infrastructure running through Vernon, Commerce, Industry, Santa Fe Springs, and Pico Rivera; as well as lines running between the Port of Long Beach and Vernon & Commerce. Commuter and Light Rail[edit] The LA Metro connects to Southeast LA County via the following commuter and light rail lines:

Blue Line Green Line Artesia Line (planned and funded under Measure M)

Freeway[edit] Given its high population, Southeast LA County is noticeably crisscrossed with regional freeway infrastructure, effectively connecting it to other parts of Greater Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Inland Empire. The following freeways directly service Southeast LA County:

Interstate 5 Interstate 405 Interstate 605 Interstate 105 Interstate 710 Interstate 110 California
California
State Route 91 California
California
State Route 60 California
California
State Route 22 California State Route 1
California State Route 1
Pacific Coast Highway

Cities also part of other LA County regions[edit] Many cities of Southeast LA County share geographic identity with other parts of LA County, including: South Los Angeles
South Los Angeles
(on north), Los Angeles Harbor Region (within south GC), East Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Region, South Bay Region (on west), and the San Gabriel Valley
San Gabriel Valley
(on northeast). San Gabriel Valley
San Gabriel Valley
Region:

Montebello Whittier

East Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Region:

Commerce Montebello Pico Rivera Whittier Huntington Park

South Los Angeles
South Los Angeles
Region:

Compton Lynwood

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Harbor Region:

Avalon Carson Long Beach Hawaiian Gardens Signal Hill Lakewood

South Bay Region

Carson — though within Gateway Cities, usually associated with South Bay Region.

References[edit]

^ http://www.gatewaycogsiteprospector.org/demographics.html ^ List of United States cities by population density ^ http://articles.latimes.com/2011/aug/07/business/la-fi-himi-steinke-20110807

External links[edit]

Gateway Cities
Gateway Cities
travel guide from Wikivoyage Gateway Cities
Gateway Cities
Council of Governments

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