Welcome to El Segundo
El Segundo was originally filled with dry farming land until the Standard Oil Company recognized the need for a refinery in Southern California and sent executives from the East as well as California to scout for a site in November 1910. It was then that the name El Segundo, Spanish for “the second”, was given to the area.
By the end of 1912, El Segundo had grown from a “tent city” to including 180 homes and 20 businesses, a school, a bank, churches, and five hotels. Following this growth, the city was incorporated on January 18, 1917. The official opening of the airport in 1930 ushered in numerous aviation companies including Douglas Aircraft, Hughes Aircraft, Northrop, Interstate, and North American Aviation (Northrop). In the 1960s, the addition of the Aerospace Company Corporation and the Los Angeles Air Force Base gave El Segundo claim to the title of “The Aerospace Capital of the World”. Even though businesses and the population have grown, the city still retains its small hometown feel and charm.
North of El Segundo Blvd., South of Imperial Hwy., West of Sepulveda Ave., and East of Hyperion Sewage Plant. Rosecrans Ave. divides Manhattan Beach and El Segundo.
- Multi-family properties along Imperial Hwy. and off of Grand Ave.
- Original, single-family homes located West of Main St.
Sizes are varied. Most average 40-50ft wide and 130 ft deep.
General Building Information
Must verify with the City of El Segundo for current regulations.*
- Noise from the airport (LAX) and Refinery (Chevron)
- The odor from Refinery (Chevron)
Small Town Activities
- Little League parade
- 4th of July community party
- Shuttle to North Manhattan Beach
- Christmas Parade/Candy Cane Ln., East Acacia Ave.
- Frequently used for films, TV, and commercials
Thursday, 3-7 p.m. The 400 block of Main Street
Campus El Segundo Athletic Fields, Recreation Park, Acacia Park, Candy Cane Park, Clutter’s Park, Constitution Park, El Segundo Dog Park, Freedom Park, Hilltop Park, Holly Valley Park, Independence Park, Kansas Park, Library Park, Sycamore Park, Washington Park
George E. Gordon Clubhouse, Joslyn Center, Urho Saari Swim Stadium (The Plunge), Teen Center, Youth Skate Park, CampEucalyptus
Nearby Areas of Interest
The Point at El Segundo, Plaza El Segundo, Automobile Driving Museum, Manhattan Village Mall, Top Golf
Eagle’s Nest Preschool
641 Sheldon Street
Center Street Elementary
700 Center Street
Richmond Street School
615 Richmond Street
El Segundo Middle School
332 Center Street
El Segundo High School
640 Main Street
Important Phone Numbers
City Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310.524.2300