Designated one of several cities that constitute the Gateway Cities of southeast Los Angeles County, beautiful Cerritos is located along the Orange County border, between Downtown Los Angeles and the business centers of Irvine, Santa Ana and Anaheim. The name derives from its similarity to the climate of areas along the Mediterranean Sea, featuring warm to hot summers and cool winters are cool, rarely below freezing. While Cerritos’ central location has spurred its growth, innovation and leadership have sustained it. The city has pioneered in many areas, including building America’s first solar heated city hall. Cerritos also offers a wealth of cultural activities, recreation programs for all ages of its estimated 55,000 residents as well as a thriving local economy. Families are attracted to the outstanding ABC Unified School District, Cerritos College and a remarkable library, along with beautifully maintained neighborhoods, carefully planned retail areas, abundant recreational facilities and a world-class performing arts center that make Cerritos an exciting, attractive place to live and work.