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Location & Transportation


Located in Los Angeles County, Temple City lies in the western portion of the San Gabriel Valley along with the municipalities of Arcadia, Rosemead, Monterey Park, San Marino and San Gabriel. The city sits at an elevation of 400 feet but offers dramatic vistas of the majestic San Gabriel Mountains just to the north. The municipality, which encompasses 4.01 square miles, is just 14 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, a convenient distance for both business and cultural purposes. Temple City is readily accessible from major southern California transportation corridors, including I-10 (San Bernardino Freeway), I-210 (Foothill Freeway) and I-605 (San Gabriel River Freeway), as well as the famous Route 66.

Local public transit services are provided and maintained by the Temple City Parks and Recreation Department. Dial-A-Ride is a low-cost service available for people aged 60 or above and for anybody with disabilities. It provides rides for any purpose throughout Temple City and to Arcadia, El Monte, Rosemead or San Gabriel, and to destinations such as Westfield Santa Anita shopping center, government facilities, churches, adult day centers and convalescent homes.

Connecting Temple City with the entire southland and beyond is the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The agency operates bus and rail lines that transport riders virtually everywhere in greater Los Angeles, as well as offering connections to Amtrak trains at Union Station in downtown L.A. Passes and tokens are available at reduced rates for residents of Temple City. For further details about both Dial-A-Ride and the MTA, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (626) 285-2171 ext. 2361.

Within an hour’s drive is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), home to nearly 90 passenger and cargo airlines. It is the fifth-busiest passenger airport in the world, and both businesses and residents appreciate LAX’s convenient location, state-of-the-art facilities and exceptional sea, air and land connections. Also convenient—ideal for shorter flights—is Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, offering hassle-free connections to destinations throughout the U.S.

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach serve southern California and are critical to the economy of the entire Pacific Coast. Their presence is essential to accommodating the international commerce that makes southern California one of the most potent economies in the world. The Port of Los Angeles encompasses 7,500 acres and 43 miles of waterfront, and includes 27 cargo terminals and extensive inter-modal facilities. The Port of Long Beach is the second-busiest port in the world and its specialized terminals can transfer petroleum, automobiles, cement, lumber, steel and other products.

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