La Mirada is one of the Gateway Cities located in southeast Los Angeles County, California with a population of 48,527 at the 2010 census. In 2006, the city of La Mirada placed 34th on CNN Money Magazine’s “Best Place to Live” list with La Mirada Regional Park, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, and the Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center as its main attributes. It is also the home of top-tier “best national university” Biola University, an evangelical Christian institution of higher education, and the nationally recognized La Mirada Symphony Orchestra.
The City of La Mirada offers a growing selection of outstanding public facilities and services to the community. The La Mirada Resource Center and the Activity Center for Seniors, Adults and Youth join eight beautiful parks, four well-maintained athletic facilities, a Gymnasium, Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center, and a renowned Performing Arts Theatre. These facilities provide La Mirada residents of all ages with opportunities to participate in a wide variety of activities and programs designed to suit every interest. In addition to the facilities found in the City’s parks, residents can also enjoy the expansive La Mirada Regional Park and the 18-hole La Mirada Golf Course, which are both owned and maintained by Los Angeles County.