Temple City is a city in the Los Angeles County that is surrounded by other small cities including Arcadia, Monterey Park, San Marino, and San Gabriel. The city is home to rapidly growing Asian, Cuban, and Puerto Rican communities with a population of about 35,000 people, according to the 2010 census. Although a German-American community thrived there in the early 20th century, a large Chinese-American culture is more prevalent today. Rosemead Boulevard is a large street within the city, and it has malls and stores that largely cater to the Asian communities.
There’s a story of a pet store burning down in Temple City many years ago. During the fire, a bunch of birds including parrots, love birds, escaped and over the years have propagated. And, that as many say, how the beautiful love birds that are so prevalent in Pasadena, Temple City and the surrounding neighborhoods got their start.
Café Roulé – See reviews on Yelp!
“Pomegranate green tea,” “house special sandwich,” and “perfect study spot” are some of the phrases Yelpers used to describe this café. This spot has a clean, inviting atmosphere that is great for studying, soothing music, and a quiet environment.
Rose Donut – See reviews on Yelp!
This place has the best sandwiches, donuts, apple fritters, frozen yogurt, and toasty bread!
Golden Deli – See reviews on Yelp!
The best pho, Vietnamese egg rolls, soup broth in a clean nice environment. Prices are reasonable, the restaurant is clean, and the staff is friendly. Parking is hit or miss!
Temple City Schools
Temple City is known for its schools. Students have tested with fairly high API scores, making this city very desirable for parents.
The district is small with 4 elementary schools, 1 middle and 1 high school.