<p>Downey is located 13 miles southeast of Los Angeles and has a population of 108,000 people. Downey has a diverse ethnic mix, and a history of importance to both farming and aerospace technology.</p>
Considered a great commuter town with proximity to freeways and a metrolink into Los Angeles. When searching for your Downey apartment, you should know it is a very car dependent area, like most Southern California cities.
<p>Downey has an abundance of recreational activities. There are several places to play golf and the town maintains a good park system which has venues for most sports. Between Wilderness Park and Independence Park, you'll find almost any facility you want. Looking to hike? Visit El Dorado Park's two mile nature trail. How about a 40 foot waterfall? You should look no further than Eaton Canyon... The list of outdoor activities goes on and on for beautiful Downey CA.</p>
Cuban Coffee and Diners
<p>Before you get settled into your Downey apartment, having a couple of handy eateries is a good idea. Ruby's Diner or Ozzie's are both classics and you can get anything from breakfast to dinner at either of them. The Tropicana Bakery and Cuban Cafe is excellent for taking out or eating in, and you won't forget their Cuban coffee. Gloria's is excellent for Mexican food, and Peking for Chinese. Pieloon Bakery is another good one. You can get burgers, plate lunches and dinners along with fantastic baked goods. Frantone's is a local Italian place that has years of experience, and it doesn't disappoint for their great pastas.</p>
Out and About in Downey
<p>At night, people in Downey get out and about and it won't take long before you will find your favorites close to your Downey apartment. Hully Gully is part Latino and part 80s with two rooms and two styles of music. Dance the night away in either room! The Stardust is a bit of a dive but beers are $2, the bartenders are friendly and you can dance too. The Downey Brewing Company is a good sports bar. A big room and friendly people make it fun. There's an Elephant Bar in town and while George's is technically a restaurant, it has a great bar to relax in.</p>