About Us

South El Monte, "The City of Achievement" is a vibrant and thriving community, located in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley, just minutes from downtown Los Angeles.


South El Monte was incorporated into a city in 1958 with a population of 3,900, and is now home to more than 20,000 residents with a daytime population of over 44,000, as workers from various business industries stream into the city limits, every morning. The land uses within its 2.8 square are:

  • 54% industrial
  • 26% residential
  • 6% retail
  • 3% office/commercial
  • 6% other amenities

South El Monte is a tight knit community, which offers a diverse age of residents with the same dedication and spirit that the City was founded upon. Our community members are the heart of South El Monte and for that reason, the city is always striving to improve the quality of life and provide exceptional services. South El Monte offers various community programs for residents of various ages, such as recreation facilities and parks, youth and senior services, and community special events.

Commercial & Industrial Base

In just six decades, the South El Monte has matured into a viable commercial and industrial base, with over 2,400 businesses due the City having a diverse land use pattern and excellent freeway accessibility to the 10, 60, and 605 freeways which provide ready access to points throughout Southern California. These factors contribute to the desirability of South El Monte as a good location for development.