Former cowtown goes suburban
I grew up in Cerritos when it was still a dairy farming area and new housing tracts were starting to be built, back in the early 70s. I saw firsthand how the area had grown. For the most part, the growth was good, because in addition to all the new homes being built, there were also new shopping and dining areas to accommodate the new residents.
I no longer live in Cerritos, but in a neighboring city; however, I still go to Cerritos quite a bit. It has come a long way from being a cowtown. It now boasts the Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts, right across from the Cerritos Towne Center. There's also the Los Cerritos Center and the Cerritos Auto Square, which generate a lot of revenue for the city. The public library is very modern and state-of-the-art.
About the only negative thing I can think of is that the cost of housing is rather high. But, with all the amenities Cerritos offers to its residents, and being a clean, progressive area, the cost of housing there may be well worth it.
Dennis | Lakewood, CA