Bellflower is a city located in southeast Los Angeles County, California, in the LosAngeles metropolitan area. It was founded in 1906 and incorporated on September 3, 1957. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 76,616, up from 72,878 at the 2000 census. As of the 2010 census, Bellflower is the 25th most densely populated city in the United States, of cities over 50,000 residents (and 8th most densely populated in California).
The city was founded by F.E. Woodruff in 1906 and originally named Somerset in 1909 when the post office was established.However, the Post Office Department rejected the name to prevent confusion with Somerset, Colorado. The present name is derived from the Bellefleur apple, which was grown in local orchards during the early 1900s.
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According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.2 square miles (16 km2). 6.1 square miles (16 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.86%) is water.
Bellflower is bordered by Downey on the north and northwest, Norwalk and Cerritos on the east, Lakewood on the south, Long Beach on the southwest, and Paramount on the west. Bellflower is part of Southeast Los Angeles County and the “Gateway Cities Council of Governments” (GCOG).
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Most of Bellflower is within the Bellflower Unified School District. St. John Bosco High School, and Valley Christian Elementary both privately run, are also in Bellflower. The Clifton M. Brakensiek Library is a branch of the County of Los Angeles Public Library.
Dining and Shopping
The city has new more high-end retail stores like Bellflower Lakewood Pipe & Steel which has been operational for over 5 decades alongside the newer businesses like Subways, US Bank, Rite aid, Smart N Final or Diva Boutique located in shopping malls and centers being developed through the city. Lakewood Boulevard offers retail diversity. .
Bellflower hosts a couple of events which some might associate with Small Township life like Farmer’s Markets, magic shows, and an annual Miss Bellflower beauty pageant, but these are the kinds of events that the Bellflower community is proud of. Los Angeles California is less than an hour away if you are looking for an adventure of a different kind.
Parks and Recreation
As an older town, it has been slow at developing its recreational facilities like the Caruthers Park with its skate facilities, John Simms, T. Mayne Thompson and Pirate Park for outdoor activity lovers. There is even an aquatic center.