Baldwin Park, California

Baldwin Park, California started out as cattle grazing land before it became an incorporated city. Later Baldwin Park was able to boast about becoming the home of California’s first drive-through restaurant in 1948 – in fact the very first In-N-Out Burger joint – and is now a city of about 81,604. Baldwin Park is bounded on the north by Monrovia, Azusa, and Irwindale; on the south by West Covina; on the west by El Monte and Temple City; and on the east by Covina. Smaller neighborhoods surrounding Baldwin Park are Duarte, Vincent, West Puente Valley, Basset, Avocado Heights, Montebello, Mayflower Village, and Walnut Valley. Famous nearby landmarks are the Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, the Arcadia Golf Course, and Peck Road Park. The City of Hope National Medical Center is to the north of Baldwin Park, in Duarte. Mall-rats in Baldwin Park can go to the Irwindale Square Shopping Center, the Baldwin Park Towne Center Shopping Center, or the huge West Covina Parkway Plaza Shopping Center. Those who enjoy participating in entry-level capitalism can go to the nearby Vineland Swap Meet, built on the grounds of a long-defunct drive-in theater. People from all over the region travel to Baldwin Park’s largest body of water and the surrounding park, known collectively as Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area. From the park one has a good view of the San Gabriel Mountains, and for several weeks out of the year the Renaissance Pleasure Faire sets up in the park and gives visitors a chance to enjoy being immersed in a sanitized yet savory re-imagining of life in England back when its literary and political culture was blossoming during the Age of Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth.

Commuters to Los Angeles and parts west, or to San Bernardino and other parts east, can avoid traffic and get there more easily via the Metrolink station on Downing Avenue. One stop west of the Baldwin Park Metrolink station is the El Monte Metrolink Station, which is conveniently close to the El Monte Airport, a city airport that has been featured in movies and television programs. By a wide margin, the largest employers in Baldwin Park are Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center, United Parcel Service (UPS), and the Wal-Mart Super Center near the 10 Freeway on Big Dalton Avenue. Employees of these and other companies who live and work in Baldwin Park can seek experienced legal representation from our team in the event of a wrongful termination from their jobs due to age discrimination, racial discrimination, gender discrimination, or disability discrimination. Also, if you have not received your due overtime pay or rest or meal breaks from your employer, you can contact our law offices by calling (323) 857-5900 for a free consultation. We may be able to get you compensation for being unjustly denied these legally-required benefits. Be sure to visit us online at