ARRC Project Area: Cerritos California

From an agricultural community, incorporated as Dairy Valley in 1956, to the thriving commercial center residents know today as Cerritos. Groundbreaking events in its history prove that this has always been a community that thrives on innovation. In 1978, the city dedicated the nation's first solar heated City Hall complex. Continuing on with the 1980's the City broke new ground with the development of the Cerritos Auto Square, which generates more that 6.8 million in sales tax revenue annually.

The 1990's brought the creation of the world-class Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts and a state-of-the-art Sheriff's Station and Community Safety Center. Additionally, various Senior Housing projects and the Senior Center serve the residents of Cerritos. Support for the Arts is a tradition in Cerritos; with sculpture, fountains, and other original works, installed throughout the City.

The world’s first Experience Library opened in 2002, drawing interest and visitors form communities worldwide. Recorded here are large and small events; both inspiring and heartbreaking, which reveal a history of community involvement. This archive is dedicated to the people who have devoted their talents and careers to Cerritos.

The City of Cerritos offers businesses a strategic location in a community with a strong fiscal position, exceptional services and a tradition of visionary leadership. Located in the geographical center of the Los Angeles/Orange County metropolitan area, Cerritos is directly served by the 5, 605 and 91 Freeways. Cerritos is a park-like community with a network of well-maintained, tree-lined streets.

Young, Affluent Community

  • Population of just over 49,041
  • Median Age of 30-34 year old
  • $97,200 average household income in Murrieta

Location, Location, Location

  • Proximity to San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County
  • Center of Southern California market; Proximity to over 21 million people
  • Path of Southern California’s Growth

Education Et Workforce

  • Cerritos’s high-quality schools exceed State’s standards
  • Proximity to 22 colleges/universities


Quality of Life

  • Less than 15 mile from the ocean
  • Miles of hiking and riding trails
  • Numerous Golf and Sports facilities
  • New, high-tech public library
  • City/community events