Rosemead is a midsized city in the San Gabriel Valley
region of Los Angeles County. It borders several SGV cities, most prominently El Monte, Temple City, San Gabriel, and Monterey Park. Rosemead has large and vibrant Latin-American and Asian-American populations that have shaped and continue to shape its culture and cuisine. Housing in Rosemead is diverse, split almost dead-evenly between rental and owner-occupied and spread all over the cost spectrum; there are upscale neighborhoods with expensive single-family homes, more densely populated neighborhoods of apartment buildings, historic homes that have been preserved—you name it.
Residents enjoy reasonable proximity to the commercial center of Montebello, the culture of Pasadena
, and the up-and-coming restaurant and bar scene in Alhambra
. Rosemead is also fairly close to Downtown Los Angeles
, either by car or via the El Monte Metro station to the east. Primary local throughways include the 10 and 60 freeways and Rosemead Blvd.