On the southeast side of Los Angeles County is La Mirada, California. One of the Gateway Cities, La Mirada has been recognized as being an excellent place to play, or to live. With a population of just more than 50,000, La Mirada is a small-town in comparison to close by Los Angeles, though the area has enough attractions and amenities to please any traveler. On the northeastern corner of La Mirada is East La Mirada, a newer neighborhood close to the conveniences of town, but with a decidedly small-town feel. Imperial Highway borders East La Mirada on the south and Leffingwell Road on the north. With its convenient proximity to Los Angeles, a short 25-minute drive, the La Mirada area has become a haven of respite from the big city.