Monterey Park is part of a cluster of cities with a growing Asian American population. According to the 2010 Census, the city had a total population of 60,269. The city made headlines when it landed on the 2017 list of Best Suburb to Live in all of California, which was published by Money Magazine. It has consistently ranked as one of the country’s best places to live due to its good schools, growing economy, and central location.
Incorporated on May 29, 1916, the city of Monterey Park combines almost a century of history and tradition with a modern approach to business, neighborhoods, people, and community. The city’s motto is “Pride in the past, Faith in the future”.
Monterey Park is a city with a rich mix of people of many backgrounds. As one of the most diverse and community-oriented cities in the area, the city is known to celebrate numerous cultural, educational, and festive programs, such as a weekly farmers market, MPK Night Market, Cherry Blossom Festival, Lunar New Year festival, Cinco de Mayo, Play Days (city’s birthday), 4th of July celebration, trips to the Hollywood Bowl and the Geranium Festival & Artwalk.