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South El Monte's official website describes it as a small city that thinks big, and those interested in local homes for rent can expect to have the best of both worlds. Just a 20-minute drive from Los Angeles, South El Monte is close enough for its residents to enjoy all of the culture that the City of Angels has to offer while simultaneously offering an array of small-town comforts, including a busy community center that acts as a hub for local residents.

Useful Facts for Renters

  • There are two public transportation agencies that operate in South El Monte: the Metro and Foothill Transit. If driving's more your thing, LA is a straight shot on U.S. Route 101.
  • In terms of education, South El Monte has three school districts - Valle Lindo, Mountain View and El Monte Union - that contain three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school, as well as a private institution, Epiphany Catholic School.

Resources for South El Monte Residents

  • For city news, information on living and working in South El Monte and a calendar of upcoming community events, head to the municipal website.
  • The city also has a Twitter account, @CITYSEM.

Things to Do in South El Monte

South El Monte is very much a children's paradise. In terms of youth groups, there are local Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, as well as a Little League team. The city is also home to a Mini Center, an Aquatic Center, four parks (Mary Van Dyke Park, New Temple Park, Shively Park and Thienes Gateway Park), the 1,492-acre Whittier Narrows Recreation Area and the 400-acre Whittier Narrows Nature Center, which borders the San Gabriel River. That said, you don't have to be a kid to enjoy the local parks and facilities, particularly the local golfing opportunities.

Common questions asked in South El Monte, California

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How can I tour properties in South El Monte, California during times of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Many landlords in South El Monte, California are practicing social distancing and have started offering video tours of their properties. We recommend contacting landlords of properties you’re interested in and asking if they offer virtual tours over Facetime, Skype or Google Hangouts. Here are some best practices to guide you through finding your next rental home during these times.

How can I find a rental house in a specific school district? was built with parents in mind. Within South El Monte we have 490 rental houses spread across multiple school districts. To help narrow your search, simply enter the school name within the search bar to find rental homes in that school district.