Pico Rivera is a city located in Los Angeles county, just southeast of the city of Los Angeles. Only a few short miles away from this major metropolitan area, Pico Rivera is a fantastic place for homes for rent. Families can escape to the nearby seashore or drive into Los Angeles for the hustle and bustle of big-city life.
Pico Rivera is perfectly situated for commuters, with several major highways nearby as well as the Los Angeles International Airport. It is also close to Long Beach and its Navy yard. At the beginning, Pico Rivera was actually two towns - Pico and Rivera - which eventually joined together. In fact, the name "Pico" was taken from Pio Pico, the last governor of the California when it was still controlled by Mexico.
Facts for Renters
Pico Rivera is served by two school districts: El Rancho Unified School District and Montebello Unified School District. El Rancho covers the majority of the city.
The two towns of Pico and Rivera joined together - and were officially incorporated - in 1958.
Pico and Rivera were started thanks to the railroads in the area, including the Union Pacific. It was an ideal site for railways through California.
Pico Rivera is also wonderful farming land, and its staples include avocados and walnuts.
The close of World War II helped spur development in the region, with much of the housing built during and immediately after this time.