Baldwin Park

Baldwin Park


The community of Baldwin Park is located in the San Gabriel Valley area of Los Angeles, just west of West Covina and east of El Monte. Residents enjoy mild winters and warm to hot summers in a city that offers exciting opportunities for recreation and involvement, whether you are young, old, or in between. Baldwin Park was originally cattle-grazing land that belonged to the San Gabriel Mission, and then became part of Rancho Azusa de Dalton and Rancho La Puente. In 1906, Baldwin Park got its name when Elias J. “Luck” Baldwin, who threatened to develop the city of “Baldwinville” nearby, visited Shultis’ grocery store in what was then called Vineland. He stumbled, and was caught by the grocery store owner’s wife. Grateful, he named the city Baldwin Park, after himself.

Baldwin Park is a city that likes to have fun, stay active, enjoy nature, and celebrate art and culture. There are several parks that provide spaces for relaxing and enjoying the outdoors. Baldwin Park’s Teen Center and Skate Park is equipped with a 20’ rock-climbing wall, computer lab, 65’’ TV with surround sound, kitchen, amphitheatre, and outdoor fireplace. The Baldwin Park Community Center allows visitors to work out in a weight room, spar with a partner in its boxing facilities, and play in a game room. Older members of the community mingle at the Senior Center, which is an 11,646 square foot building featuring a library, lounge, billiards, and ping-pong tables. The city’s recreational activities include an aquatics program as well as several youth and adult sports leagues. Baldwin Park’s cultural art programs are held in an amazing depression-era Art Deco building or in the Performing Arts Center of Baldwin Park. Those interested in exploring the beautiful topography of the area visit the Walnut Creek Nature Park, which is located within the city’s borders. Other noteworthy activities in Baldwin Park are the Irwindale Speedway and the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Center. The city is served by its own police department and library.

Schools in Baldwin Park are among the best in the state. The Baldwin Park Unified School District ranked 8 out of 146 in California, and includes elementary, middle, high, and adult schools. A unique educational program in Baldwin Park is the Head Start and State Preschool, which aims to provide families with children ages 0-5 quality early-education opportunities that will serve as building blocks for later school success. Baldwin Park is comprised of a variety of races and ethnicities, including whites, African Americans, Asians, Hispanics and Latinos, and Pacific Islanders. Over 50% of the households in Baldwin Park have children under the age of 18, and the median resident age is 30.5. More than half of the homes are owner occupied, and there is a nice mix of single-family homes and condominiums. The median household income in Baldwin Park is $50,828. Baldwin Park conveniently sits on the San Bernardino Metro Red Line, and has its own station stop. It’s easy to get around Baldwin Park via a good public transportation system that includes Metro buses, Foothill Transit buses, and the City of Baldwin Park Shuttle.

Major attractions include the Baldwin Park Historical Society Museum containing over 1,000 artifacts; enjoy activities and amenities at Barnes Park Family Recreation Center; skating at Teen Center and Skate Park; attend the annual Summer Concert in the Park Series held at Morgan Park; and go for picnic and trails at Walnut Creek Nature Park. It is home to the first In-N-Out burger stand, and boasts of 23 schools within the Baldwin Park Unified School District.




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