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Introduction

Incorporated on April 9, 1964, Hawaiian Gardens is a full-service, general-law city, providing police and fire services as well as street maintenance and repair, building and engineering, planning, and parks and recreational activities. The City Council appoints the City Manager who oversees all services and the functioning of the City on a daily basis in accordance with policies established by the City Council.  Click here for the City’s Mission Statement. City Hall

As a rest stop in the 1920’s, Hawaiian Gardens owes its name to a local fruit stand owner who built a bamboo frame shack covered with palm leaves. Click here to download Hawaiian Gardens: An Informal History written by Tom Jacobs.

 

Quality of Life

kids Hawaiian Gardens since Incorporation has been focused on improving services and quality of life for its residents and businesses. With the dedication of organizations, clubs, citizens and business owners, Hawaiian Gardens has taken proactive steps towards refurbishing local schools, funding underfunded afterschool programs, improved and expanded the recreation facility, dedicated funds to the Housing and Commercial Rehabilitation Programs, law enforcement, and beautifying the city with road and park improvements.

 

Community Profile

parade Hawaiian Gardens has approximately 14,400 residents. This population base offers a skilled, diverse workforce. Over half of Hawaiian Gardens 14,400 residents are 18 to 64 years old.



Click here to Download Complete Demographics Data

 

Business Profile

The City of Hawaiian Gardens enjoys an outstanding business area profile with respect to location, the people, the neighborhoods, and opportunities:

• In the Gateway Region, Hawaiian Gardens location is central to downtown Los Angeles’s booming economic core but away from the confines, costs and confusion of the urban metropolis.

• Hawaiian Gardens offers the recognized promise of reasonable growth with a housing inventory that meets both family and executive housing demands at prices that are favorable compared to Los Angeles and Orange Counties, as well as a pledge towards enhancing commercial development and revitalization.

• The City has stable quality neighborhoods where the crime rate is low and the city government is committed to a safe and a secure future.

• Hawaiian Gardens is home to the Hawaiian Gardens Casino, an over 57,000 square foot casino serving surrounding communities since 1996.

Access

Above all the competition, Hawaiian Gardens offers office and commercial users excellent freeway access in a dynamic location that is more than just bedrock for business, it is one of Southern California’s best regional locations.

Regional Map of Hawaiian Gardens Area

Land Area:  0.9 square miles (2.3 square kilometers)

Located immediately off the 605 freeway, with over 200,000 AADT (Average Annual Daily Trips) trips per day in both directions, Hawaiian Gardens continues to be a popular way stop providing shopping, fine dining, accommodations and is one of only seven cities in Los Angeles County that permits casino gambling. Hawaiian Gardens is geographically attractive for new retail opportunities, looking to benefit from the draw of existing commercial, hotel, and restaurant developments as well as the expanding casino and brand new bingo hall.

A location accessible to downtown Los Angeles’ booming economic hub, Hawaiian Gardens is at the core of the vital Gateway Region, the industrial heartland of the greater Los Angeles. A location central to three major freeways, with great airport access; 22 miles to Los Angeles Airport, 20 miles to Santa Ana Airport, 10 miles to the Long Beach Airport, and 37 miles to the Ontario Airport. Additionally, Hawaiian Gardens is only 20 miles from the Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors. Such great access to freeways, airports and harbors makes Hawaiian Gardens an ideal location as the gateway to Southern California.

 

Resources and Recreation

Hawaiian Gardens recreational facilities and services are continuing to grow and has been fortunate to have several organizations and citizens that, even prior to incorporation, constantly contribute to advancing Hawaiian Gardens as a community including transportation services for the elderly and disabled, child care services, a food bank, library, fire station and post office to meet the people’s needs. Located in the ABC Unified School District, Hawaiian Gardens feeds five high schools, one junior high school within the city, and two elementary schools. Three different bus lines serve the City including Long Beach Transit, Orange County Transportation Authority, and Metro.

Hawaiian Gardens is fortunate to have the Tri-City Medical Center located in the City. There are nearly 350 physicians and surgeons serving the community and striving to continuously improve their work processes and the interactions between people so that we can achieve higher levels of measurable outcomes and satisfaction from the customers’ perspective.

Within only 9/10 square mile, there are three city parks and is home to the Robert E. Lee Activity Center, designed to provide a variety of leisure, recreational and cultural activities for the entire community. The center is highlighted by a fullsize gymnasium with basketball, volleyball, and badminton courts. There are three indoor handball/racquetball courts, and equipped boxing and weight rooms.

 

Development

Today, Hawaiian Gardens gives office and commercial users a chance to build on a secure and established base. Aided by one of Southern California’s most progressive and experienced city governments, Hawaiian Gardens provides incentives for upgrading commercial properties, consolidating smaller commercial properties, and redeveloping underdeveloped properties through the City’s Rehabilitation Program. Gas Station
Commercial and Industrial uses make up over 25% of the land area. Because the major arterials Carson Street and Norwalk Boulevard perpendicularly intersect in the middle of the city, they serve as axes, providing immediate access from the freeways to the rest of the City.

Hawaiian Gardens is approximately 99% built out, and such, the City’s intention is to guide redevelopment towards revitalizing the commercial corridors into high quality, pedestrian friendly districts that are harmonious with residential and non-residential uses.

The City is looking to develop a broad range of commercial uses ranging from retail sales, service-related uses, entertainment, community service organizations, and professional offices.  Visit the Redevelopment Department web page for more information about latest developments and meetings.

The City of Hawaiian Gardens enjoys an outstanding business area profile with respect to location, the people, the neighborhoods, and opportunities:

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Norwalk Facade

 

• In the Gateway Region, Hawaiian Gardens location is central to downtown Los Angeles’s booming economic core but away from the confines, costs and confusion of the urban metropolis.

• Hawaiian Gardens offers the recognized promise of reasonable growth with a housing inventory that meets both family and executive housing demands at prices that are favorable compared to Los Angeles and Orange Counties, as well as a pledge towards enhancing commercial development and revitalization.

• The City has stable quality neighborhoods where the crime rate is low and the city government is committed to a safe and a secure future.