Bellflower is a densely populated city in the Southeast region of Los Angeles County. It is bordered by Paramount in the west, Downey
in the north, Norwalk and Cerritos in the east, and Lakewood
in the south. Bellflower is one of the most highly ethnically diverse areas in the entire LA area and has a rich and varied history dating back to its origins as a cluster of small agricultural communities in the early 1900's.
Today, it is much more urban, known for its high concentration of auto repair establishments. Bellflower residents enjoy strong centrality in the form of the 105, 710, 91, and 605 freeways; these major routes circumscribe the city and permit relatively easy commuting across Los Angeles County. The city's most iconic landmark is a bagel shop with and old-school, oversized bagel as its sign. Additional prominent local throughways include Rosecrans Ave., Alondra Blvd., and Bellflower Blvd.