Hamburger stands, sprawling shopping centres, and LA's Galaxy ten miles south of the city.

Creature comforts and quiet nights characterise Carson, a suburb less than twenty minutes from the core of Los Angeles. Gable-roofed homes intermix with visions of Carson's crowded commercial centers. While commuters battle traffic jams along its three major freeways, the city's championship soccer team battles for control of the ball at the Home Depot Centre. Getting from the suburbs to the sand is easy—the beaches of Los Angeles are less than ten miles away.

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On the Map

Carson is bordered by Harbour Gateway, West Rancho Dominguez, Compton, Wilmington, and Long Beach

LAX Airport: 20 minutes by car or 1 hour by public transit
Santa Monica Pier: 30 minutes by car
Hollywood Walk of Fame: 35 minutes by car
Venice Boardwalk: 30 minutes by car
The Grove: 35 minutes by car

  • Public transit is Difficult
  • Having a car is Easy

A Sprawling Suburb Minutes South of LA's Centre

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Less than 15 miles from Downtown Los Angeles and the LAX airport, Carson connects residents of LA's languid suburbs with the energy of southern California's most international city.

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Bus stops, electrical poles, and simply-paved two-car driveways comprise Carson's modest residential landscapes.

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Classic neighbourhood hang outs, classic cars, and comprehensive murals add colour to Carson's streets.

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Made-to-order eateries add flavour to Carson's culinary options.

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Siga su nariz.

Toro Domination at CSU Dominguez Hills

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California State University, Dominguez Hills campus rests on historic Rancho San Pedro, Los Angeles' oldest land grant.

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Over 13,000 students enroll in CSUDH.

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The university's sports teams are competitive Division II challengers. Get ready for Toro domination.

Commercial Enterprises In Carson

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Angelenos and oustide-of-LA-county residents commute to Carson to shop.

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Its malls and commercial centres make one-stop shopping simple.

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Familiar names offer comfort food in Carson.

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Home Depot Center: Home of LA Galaxy Soccer

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Carson's Home Depot Centre is the home of Major League Soccer's reigning champions, the Los Angeles Galaxy.

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Bend it.

Industrial Environs In Carson City

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Heavy-duty machinery and visions of billowing smoke edge the freeways that course through Carson.

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Its open fields offer landing pads for Goodyear's only blimp this side of the Mississippi.

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Its reservoirs, sinks, and drinks offer urban respites for winged things.

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Containment walls and rail yards hint at its proximity to the port of Long Beach.

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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighbourhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Lauren Devon

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Lauren Devon is an editorial and commercial lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles. She loves the adventure of her work, as well as the creativity and collaboration that goes with it. With the help of locals, Lauren explored the heart of each community for Airbnb, and discovered neighbourhood gems that made each story diverse and fresh.