If you're interested in homes for rent conveniently located near a major metropolis but don't actually want to live in the hustle and bustle of the big city, Rowland Heights, Calif., is a great compromise. Situated approximately a half-hour drive east of Los Angeles, Rowland Heights is one of the most culturally diverse communities in Southern California.
More than 65 percent of Los Angeles County is unincorporated, and the county has a webpage dedicated especially to citizens living in those areas. It includes information about economic development, demographics, emergency preparedness and utilities.
Fans of indoor and outdoor recreation are in luck in Rowland Heights. Carolyn Rosas Park boasts a basketball court, children's play area, community activity building, multipurpose field and picnic areas. The 11-acre Rowland Heights Park is another great location for picnics, play and sports, and the Rowland Heights Library is also a popular haunt. Meanwhile, the surrounding communities of Walnut, Valle Lindo, La Habra, Whittier and Hacienda Heights offer shopping and recreational opportunities.