Cypress is a Heavily Latino and Changing Part of LA City
The area is abutted by several interesting neighbors, near Glassell Park, Elysian Valley, Mount Washington, Highland Park, and Lincoln Heights.
Cypress Park is one of the more densely populated and ethnically diverse parts of Los Angeles. Even though it is home to just about 10,000 residents, it is also a major part of the city and includes four LA Historic-Cultural Monuments. Keep reading as part of our special series of articles about the LA area and its history.
The Historic and Interesting LA City of Cypress
The area is over 80% Latino, one of the highest percentages in the city. Overall, this is one of the smallest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, clocking in at under one square mile. It has a very high population density of about 13,000 per square mile– one of the highest levels in both the county and the city.
It also has a low median age of 27. The median annual income is about $40,000– about average for the city. The area is abutted by several interesting neighbors, near Glassell Park, Elysian Valley, Mount Washington, Highland Park, and Lincoln Heights.
This area was once inhabited by the Shoshone Indians and later became part of the Rancho San Rafael. The area is served by two parts of the city’s metro Gold Line and also ten lines of the Metro Local bus lines. It also has the major thoroughfares of Cypress Avenue, San Fernando Road, and North Figueroa Street, as well as the Golden State Freeway and Arroyo Seco Parkway. It is also home to the Rio de Los Angeles State Park– one of just two in the entire County. This 40-acre park has some wetlands.
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Driving Directions from Ehline Law Firm from Cypress.
Travel 30 min (26.3 miles) via I-605 N and I-5 N, which is normally the fastest route with traffic conditions
from Cypress, California.
- Get on I-605 N in Long Beach from W Cerritos Ave 8 min (3.1 mi)
- Continue on I-605 N.
- Take I-5 N/Santa Ana Fwy to N Grand Ave in Los Angeles.
- Take exit 3 from US-101 N 28 min (22.3 mi)
- Follow N Grand Ave to W 5th St 4 min (0.9 mi)