Known as “Home of the Camellias,” Temple City more than lives up to its reputation. Like the exotic yet adaptable flowering plant it honors, the community is a prosperous and attractive municipality that truly reflects the American Dream. Strategically located in southern California’s San Gabriel Valley—just 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles—Temple City offers a quiet suburban lifestyle as well as access to a massive metropolitan marketplace of more than 15 million inhabitants. It is, therefore, both a wonderful place to live and an extraordinary place in which to conduct business.
With a diverse and vibrant population of approximately 35,000, Temple City residents enjoy a first-rate school system, well-run government and low crime rate. Additionally, close-knit neighborhoods, generous parkland and a full calendar of community events contribute to a superb quality of life. Temple City is a place where you can attend your child’s T-ball game at a tranquil community park before heading to Dodgers Stadium to watch the big-leaguers in action, and then return to your quiet suburban home—all within a matter of hours. It is a place where familiar traditions are enriched by cultural influences from Latin America and the Pacific Rim.
For more than 60 years, community members have been recognizing the significance of family life and the importance of supporting Temple City youth. This philosophy is showcased through Temple City’s annual Camellia Festival, which celebrates the city’s commitment to family and community. Small-town values combined with big-city accessibility and diverse cultural, educational and recreational offerings make Temple City attractive to visitors, residents and business owners alike. Welcome!