Just outside of downtown Los Angeles is the city of Downey, California. The city is well-known as the birthplace of the Apollo Space Program and Space Shuttle Program. Mission San Gabriel Arcangel was originally founded on the grounds that would become Downey but were moved in 1776 after years of flooding.
Today, Downey is home to more than 112,800 people. Famous former residents include Karen and Richard Carpenter, the musical duo often referred to as The Carpenters. They experienced much of their fame during the 1970s and were one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
Downey Activities and Attractions
Downey Landing Center is a shopping destination for the city’s residents. There are retailers including Old Navy, Pier 1 Imports, Marshall’s and Best Buy. The most popular spot to shop in Downey is at Stonewood Center where there are more than 170 shops including major department stores, apparel shops and shoe stores. Macy’s, JCPenney, Sears and Kohl’s are all found at Stonewood Center.
Dining is a favorite past time for the residents of Downey. There’s a number of cuisine options including American, Chinese, Cuban, Italian, Japanese, Mediterranean, Mexican, Peruvian and Thai. Some of the restaurants in the city are Arthur’s, Peking Palace, Florida Restaurant, Johnny Carino’s Country Italian, Cafe Opa, La Siesta, Ceviche Del Rey and Narai Thai.
An historic site in Downey is the Rives Mansion. He was the owner and publisher of the Downey Weekly Review newspaper that he ran while studying law. After becoming a successful lawyer and serving two terms as district attorney, he moved into a mansion in the city. It still stands today and is often frequented by visitors.
Moving to Downey
After you decide that you want to call this SoCal city home, start your search for a Downey moving company to help you get there. Allied Van Lines has more than 2,600 employees across the country and many customer service representatives that will answer your questions 24/7.
Allied offers box and furniture inventory so you can rest easy knowing everything will make the trip as well as high-value shipping for your most important possessions. Allied also sells self-pack materials such as boxes and gives all customers free residence protection pads and carpet covers to protect their railings, doorways, corners and high-traffic areas from damage.
Downey is easily accessible via Interstates 5, 105, 605 and 710, so you’ll have no problems getting there. If you choose to fly into Los Angeles International Airport, Allied will transport your vehicle for you.