The city of Carson is the youngest city in the South Bay region of Los An- geles County. Incorporated in 1968, Carson is located on the easternmost area of the South Bay. Bordered by the Harbor Freeway on the west, and the Long Beach Freeway on the east, its location makes it freeway close to downtown Los Angeles, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, as well as the rest of the South Bay.
Carson is one of the last cities in the South Bay with considerable land still available for development. Oil companies and refineries once dominated the Carson landscape. Now, however, Carson is the home for many important attractions and destinations, including: California State Universi- ty Dominguez Hills; Stub Hub Center, a sports complex which hosts events as diverse as motocross racing and professional soccer (home of the L.A. Galaxy); and The Velodrome, a world class facility built for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and the only permanent velodrome in the United States. Currently under construction and slated to open in the Fall of 2015, is the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles, which will allow individuals to drive Porsche vehicles through intense circuits, off-road courses and other performance facilities.
Homes in Carson range in price from $200,000 – $550,000, with the average sales price of single family homes currently in the $375,000 – $400,000 range. Condos and townhomes average approximately
$350,000. Freeway close, Carson is convenient to downtown, the Ports of LA and Long Beach nearby, and the beaches of the South Bay. Ocean breezes keep the temperatures mild and make Carson a great place to
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