Welcome to El Segundo
A coastal delight with a small-town feel and friendly civic environment
This refreshing beachside community on the central coast shares steep hills and some of the most luxurious homes in the city, from Tuscany-inspired architecture to Spanish and Mediterranean designs. Adobe bricks, stucco exteriors, and terra cotta tiles line the homes competing with sky-high palms. Arched windows and doors are a gorgeous sight when strolling down the streets of El Segundo. The variety of styles and designs found in this community is exceptional.
Stepping away from the big city and experiencing all that El Segundo has to offer, it is apparent that the shopping districts in this community are unique. First on the list for a high-quality and luxurious shopping experience without the hustle and bustle of big crowds and stress is the open-air mall. This high-end shopping venue delivers upscale brands without clusters of lines. Dining in this town is second to none, with Michelin Starred Chefs and family-owned diners providing an outstanding experience with top-of-quality food and service.
What to Love
- An environmentally responsible community
- Family-friendly active community
- Central location minutes from LAX
- A small town with a vintage vibe
Community gatherings are a way of life in this quaint vintage town. The fantastic crisp cool climate year-round makes for great outdoor activities and fun in the sun. The city calendar presents opportunities to get out with family and friends to camp, fly kites, or attend block party events. Some recreation parks offer pilates, tai chi, and pickleball to those looking to participate in group activities. There are plenty of novel boutiques downtown, with a mix of surf shops, trendy apparel, and locals selling crafts, produce, and other products.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Blue Butterfly Cafe This local favorite has been serving the golden state for twenty-six years. The name is representative of the protected El Segundo butterfly. Made fresh to order with locally sourced ingredients, iced and hot coffee beverages, breakfast foods, salads, and lunch items are available from sun up to early evening on Main Street.
Slice & Pint The owners of this establishment partner with vendors that strive for environmental responsibility and use only local ingredients from independent farmers to create authentic Italian-style dishes, snacks, and pizzas. El Segundo Brewing Company is a town favorite that offers craft beer to slice & pint for distribution and holds beer tasting events at the brewery showcasing twenty-one beers on tap. Food trucks from local restaurants accompany the brewery on different days of the week to pair menu items and quench the palate with their independently crafted brews.
Things to Do
A walk downtown is a memorable way to experience the creativity and talent within this seaside town, known for its influence in aerospace. Museums and historic sights like The Old Town Music Hall or El Segundo Museum of Art are great places to spend time in this little vintage community. There are murals throughout the city sharing the town's history and love for creative arts.
El Segundo beach, Main Street and Richland Street offer plenty of holiday fun with annual trunk or treat festivities just before Halloween and a tree lighting shortly after to kick off the holidays with joy. July Fourth celebrations are an oceanside spectacle with booming fireworks and families gathering for the show. Concerts and sporting events are a regular opportunity to get together with neighbors and celebrate the city and its glory.
With beaches expanding for miles, parks and recreation facilities, and a busy town center, this city provides sports activities, swimming, camping, shopping, dining, and the opportunity to engage with neighbors and local business owners.
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El Segundo Unified ISD is consistently top-rated in the state. High-performing students and schools in this city are a standard for excellence.