The City of Hawthorne could easily be called the “Hub of the South Bay”.

Welcome to Hawthorne

The City of Hawthorne could easily be called the “Hub of the South Bay”. Hawthorne currently has a population of nearly 87,000 within a 6 square mile area. It’s located near the Los Angeles International Airport, connected by rail to Downtown LA and the Port of LA, and surrounded by the San Diego (I-405), Harbor (I-110), and Glenn M. Anderson (I-105) Freeways. By virtue of its location, Hawthorne allows easy access to all that Southern California has to offer: Culture, Pro Sporting Events, Entertainment, Mountains for skiing and hiking, and, of course, the beach. Temperatures tend to be pleasant here because of their proximity to the coastline. The median home value is approximately $650,000.

What to Love

  • Convenient Location
  • Home of Space X
  • Great Choice of Charter Schools
  • Family Friendly with plenty of Parks and Recreational Programs.

People & Lifestyle

Hawthorne is known as The City of Good Neighbors. Public Schools offer after-school programs, food, and buses for those who struggle with finding the time to commute to different places. You will find many restaurants that serve delicious foods from all over the world, as well as local breweries and bars to enjoy the nightlife. There are also many local fairs during the summer and winter months. With so many parks and community programs, Hawthorne is a great place to raise a family!

SpaceX, founded by Tesla Motors’ Elon Musk has its headquarters at the Hawthorne Municipal Airport along with the Tesla Design Center.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Point in nearby El Segundo is a hip, modern outdoor mall with upscale boutiques, restaurants, cafes, salons & a SoulCycle studio. Be sure to visit Karen Scott, Sugarfina, and Lululemon before dining at Hopdoddy Burger Bar, North Italia, or Mendocino Farms Sandwich Shop.
Manhattan Village Mall is a premier shopping center located just south of the City of Hawthorne. It is home to top retailers such as Apple, Macy’s & Sephora, and offers premium shopping, dining, and entertainment. Top Restaurants include Tin Roof Bistro, California Pizza Kitchen, and Mercado-Elevated Mexican Cuisine.
Also nearby are golf courses, movie theaters, and a variety of ethnic cuisine to represent all of the nationalities that make up the population of this eclectic community.

Things to Do

Hawthorne has some of the best parks in the city with great youth programs. Del Aire Park is busy with colorful play structures, lighted basketball & tennis courts, a gym & ball fields. Holly Glen Park also offers tennis & basketball courts but also has picnic sites and a large, sandy playground area. Memorial Park features BBQ Grills, a formal picnic area, indoor facilities, a Tot Lot, Wading Pool, Basketball & Bocce Courts, and Par Course Equipment and the Wiseburn Walking Path with exercise circuit is a great trail for you and your dog!

Hawthorne Arts Complex is a community of Artists creating together! This complex is a 44,000 square foot building with over 100 private studios/workspaces and a large common area for meetings, collaborations, and community events.
Also nearby is Venice Beach (20 min drive), Manhattan or Hermosa Beach (10 min drive), and the world-famous Santa Monica Pier (35 min drive). You and your family will never have a shortage of fun activities!


The City of Hawthorne is served by multiple school districts depending on your location:


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