La Mirada Living ~ California Lifestyles in La Mirada CA

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Preferred Home Brokers 00402040

La Mirada ~ California is a great place to call home in So-Cal.  Located just 20 miles southeast of Los La MiradaTheaterAngeles this community has so much to offer singles, families and seniors alike. The citiy's name is Spanish for "The View".

La Mirada may be considered a mid to small community by some, somewhere around 50,000 residents (just under 8 miles in land size) and also a college community with the nearby Biola University. The city is primarily an owner-occupied community of primarily single family homes. You could find a few condo developments here and there, yet so much of the city was developed in the 1960's when land was still in a reasonable supply.

The photo on the upper right is the the La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts offering an outstanding variety of live productions, something for everyone.

  • Some may identify La Mirada as  a bedroom community the city offers great access into downtown Los Angeles via the nearby I-5 freeway. Zip codes in the city include 90637, 90638 and 90639. The city's name is Spanish for "The View".

La Mirada HomesIf you're considering a move to La Mirada you might like to know that current real estate prices (early fall 2008) prices for single family homes range from $300,000 to $1,500,000. It should be noted however the average price of closed sales is around $450,000 at this time in the city.

So if you're considering a condo or town-home, prices today range from $153,000 to $450,000 depending on size, location and condition.

With the influx of repossessed homes in Southern California La Mirada's repos are currently just under 15% of the total market. Yet, truth be told, if you factor other properties currently in the process of foreclosure or short-sales this number swells to about 40% of the total market inventory. You can view my most recent report on the La Mirada Repo and Short Sale Report for August 2008.

 Here's scoop on La Mirada's Schools:

  • 9 Public Primary/Middle Schools
  • 6 Private Primary/Middle Schools
  • 1 Public High School
  • 3 Private High Schools

La Mirada's 18 hole golf course located at Alicante and Santa Gertrudes is pictured on the right.


La Mirada Park


The photo on the left was taken about this time last year duing a family outing and the La Mirada Regional Park, one of my very favorite places.

La Mirada has always been one of those favorite places for me as a REALTOR. 



If you're a La Mirada home seller consider this:

  • 84% of home buyers begin their home search online.

  • The average age in La Mirad, CA is thirty-five years old.

  • So, if you're selling your La Mirada home, forget about the print media, you need to be on-line!

  • You need the maximum on-line marketing exposure for your home in today's challenging market. Contact me at Or direct TEXT at (714) 595-1494.

  • Preferred Home Brokers is one of So Cal's oldest independent brokerages under the same family ownerhsip.

Comments (6)

Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Linda, great information about La Mirada. I like your pictures and your stats. Very useful to buyers AND sellers in that community. ;-)


Sep 21, 2008 04:23 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Lynda - I really like the thoroughness in your reports on your lovely local communities. Informative, interesting, and educational, but not statistically boring.

BTW it was fun to see you at the convention in Las Vegas. Hope you enjoyed the remainder of the event - the first day was enough for me.


Sep 21, 2008 04:35 PM
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Teri ~ So good to hear from you, t.y.

Jeff ~ Not statisticlly boring...guess that's a good thing??? Good seeing you too!

Sep 21, 2008 04:48 PM
Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - Fairbanks, AK

Lynda, you always do such a great job showcasing the communities around you and this is certainly no exception.  Very nice job.

Sep 21, 2008 06:48 PM
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Jesse ~ Thanks for the visit!

Sep 22, 2008 03:46 AM
Katrina Madewell
Charles Rutenberg Rlty- More than 5,000 agents(813) 777-1196 - Tampa, FL
Tampa FL Homes for sale | Tampa Bay - (813) 777-1196


TAMPA FL is in Hillsborough County, most people don't know how to say it, let alone spell it... LOL

Your Realtor friend in Tampa ~Katrina

Sep 22, 2008 05:44 PM