Temple City is a midsized city in the western San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County. It borders Rosemead, East San Gabriel, Arcadia, and El Monte. Temple City is primarily residential; its housing is dominated by owner-occupied units to the tune of a 65%-35% split, and it is known as a destination for families who want to enjoy its middle-class suburban charms. That Temple City is known for its camellia flowers should give valuable insight into its character. Residents enjoy a fine view of Mount Wilson to the north, and like the rest of the northern San Gabriel Valley
, Temple City is noted for its picturesque natural views.
Cuisine there is strongly inspired by the area's vibrant Asian-America community, and the city's proximity to Pasadena
, and other such cultural centers leaves residents with myriad options for dining out. Families will also note that education in the Arcadia vicinity is generally very strong. Primary local arteries include Temple City Blvd., Las Tunas Drive, Santa Anita Ave., and the 10 freeway.