Gardena has earned the prestigious designation of “All-American City,” and its ethnic diversity is a quality of which everyone is proud. Attractive, family-oriented neighborhoods provide a wide variety of housing options for all residents. 20,000 residential units are available in the city and another 283 single-family units in three new gated communities. The city has 280 subsidized senior housing units in three senior communities. About one-half of the residential units existing in the city are single family units. The majority of the residential neighborhoods are mature with lush landscaping and well maintained buildings and large family-sized yards.
Gardena has the distinction of being located in the center of transportation access. It is 20 minutes away from the Los Angeles Airport, which has a major economic impact on Southern California business. In addition, Gardena boasts easy access to every major Los Angeles County Freeway – the 405, 105, 710, the 110 and the Artesia or 91 Freeway. This freedom allows fast and easy access to the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and San Pedro.