About Downey

About Downey, California

allaboutdowneycityhall (2)Located in the heart of Southern California just minutes from Los Angeles and Orange County, is the unique city of Downey. Founded in the 1870’s by former California Governor John Gatetly Downey, this city is full of history and offers an unmatched environment in which to work, live and play. Downey is known for many things, including being at the forefront when it comes to the aerospace industry. In the city of Downey, six orbiters have been constructed at the Rockwell International plant, including The Enterprise, the Challenger, the Columbia, the Discovery, the Atlantis, and the Endeavor.

In addition to its rich aviation and aerospace history, Downey was home to the first Taco Bell restaurant and the fourth McDonald´s, which is still up and running. There have also been a number of notable natives who have called this city home, including Karen and Richard Carpenter from the singing group “The Carpenters,” James Hetfield of the musical group “Metallica,” Ken Ralston who is the five-time Academy Award winner for Special Effects, and “Weird Al” Yankovic who is the well-known musician, music producer, video director and rock historian, just to name a few. Moreover, in 2001, the city of Downey received a “League of California Cities Helen Putnam Awards of Excellence” for “Economic and Community Development.”

Downey is well recognized for its location between Los Angeles and the Pacific Coast, its employment opportunities, and its superb residential neighborhoods. It is an active community of about 110,000 residents who take pride in designing prize-winning rose floats for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, keeping their history alive, and maintaining a small-town atmosphere. With more than 2,000 shopping and service-oriented venues, fabulous restaurants that serve up unparalleled criollo dishes, residents of Downey have a lot to choose from. Conveniently located within 30 minutes from various major attractions such as Disneyland, the Los Angeles Zoo, Universal Studios/Citywalk, Hollywood Bowl, and Catalina Island, this city has a lot to offer to its residents. Moreover, Downey consistently has been rated as “one of the safest cities to do business in and live in” within the Los Angeles and Orange County regions.

Find Downey Real Estate Listings
If you are looking for Downey real estate listings, you have certainly come to the right place! Here at our Downey Real Estate website, we are prepared to help you find just the right home or retail listing to meet your needs. As with the city of Downey, we, too, have a long-standing history and have proudly served the community for more than 40 years. We are proud of our commitment to excellence and always strive to offer our visitors only the latest of what real estate listings Downey has to offer. From splendid single-family homes and condominiums to commercial property, we have the expertise you need when it comes to buying or selling Downey real estate. Please take your time and browse through our site and if for any reason you are unable to find what you are looking for, please contact us at (562) 923-5401.