laurel (sailorhathor) wrote in little_details,
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Suburbs of Los Angeles that have a large Japanese-American population

I am creating a fictional family from a suburb of Los Angeles that will be largely Japanese and Japanese-American in heritage. I want them to be from a middle-class area that has a large Asian population. From my research, I've found the San Gabriel Valley, with cities like Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Rosemead, San Marino, South Pasadena, Rowland Heights, Hacienda Heights, West Covina, Walnut, City of Industry, Diamond Bar, Arcadia, and Temple City. Which cities would a Japanese family most likely live in? Alhambra's Asian population seems to be mostly Chinese and San Marino has been described as "extremely expensive," so those may be out. I don't want them to live in the "Little Tokyo" section of Los Angeles, either. Which cities are pretty mixed in terms of race, even mixed in terms of Asian races? I'm not from that area, so I figured some research would at least help in making it believable.

I want a nice, low-crime, middle-class suburb where people would want to raise their kids.

Google search terms: "Los Angeles suburbs Asian population" and "Los Angeles suburbs Japanese population"
Tags: usa: california
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