The La Mirada Unified School District provides the city with eighteen elementary schools, seven middle schools, four high schools and two adult learning centers. Cerritos College in Norwalk is a convenient source of higher learning and the colleges and universities of Los Angeles are also close by.
Parks & Recreation
The city's Recreation and Park Services Department maintains the 87.3 acres of land that make up Norwalk's 14 parks. The department offers a variety of athletic leagues for youths and adults. The Sports Center offers a wide variety of sports and fitness programs for all ages with a basketball gym, boxing room, racquetball courts and an exercise room with state-of-the-art equipment.
Residents are presented with a variety of special events, instructional classes, a full musical rehearsal facility and the Mary Paxon Art Gallery through Norwalk's Cultural Arts Center. Residents are also brought together by a number of festivals held throughout the year including the annual Halloween festival in October and A Night of 1000 Stars library fundraising event in May.
Points of Interest
Norwalk's points of interest include the Sproul Museum and historical Hargitt House. The city has also been used as a site for the filming of motion pictures and television commercials. Some of the areas utilized include the historic Paddison Farm, Front Street and unique residential areas.
Getting Around Norwalk
Norwalk provides the perfect blend of California history with new millennium technology. Norwalk's location in the heart of an expanding regional transportation network is an outstanding convenience to residents that work anywhere in Los Angeles or Orange Counties. Interstate 105 (Century) freeway runs from Norwalk to the Los Angeles International Airport. The Green Line provides connections to downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach, and LAX; and the MetroLink system, with connections to Orange, San Bernardino, Ventura, Riverside, San Diego counties and the Union Station in Los Angeles County.
As a general law city, Norwalk contracts for services in law enforcement with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. They also contract for fire, water, street sweeping and trash disposal. The city's award-winning “Community Policing” effort is the reason Norwalk is consistently ranked as one of the safest cities in America.
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