Gardena is a city in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County bordered by Torrance, Hawthorne, Lawndale, and Compton. Gardena has had a large Japanese American population throughout its history and is therefore home to the largest concentration of Japanese companies within the United States.
Gardena real estate values have risen 9.4% over the past year and the median home value is $507,900.
Gardena Senior High School, Peary Middle School, and Gardena Elementary are within LAUSD. Gardena Valley Christian is a K-8 private non-Catholic school, and Catholic schools include Junipero Serra High and Maria Regina Catholic School (K-8).
The City of Gardena offers a wide range of classes for both youths and adults, ranging from dance and gymnastics to music and educational tutoring. Free clinics for sports include football, soccer, basketball, baseball, and softball. Adult sports programs provide league play in basketball, softball, and volleyball.