Carson is a city 13 miles south of downtown Los Angeles in the South Bay region of LA County that started with the oil industry. Carson real estate prices have gone up 7% over the past year and the median home value is $502,900.
Carson residents are served by the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Compton Unified School District. There are three public high schools, not including the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, which is ranked a top 10 magnet high school in California. CSU Dominguez Hills is also located in Carson along with the Carson Regional Library and Dr. Martin Luther King Library.
Carson is the location of StubHub Center, which hosts the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team and the Los Angeles Chargers football team from 2017-2019. Multiple events will be held in Carson during the 2028 Summer Olympics, including rugby, tennis, field hockey, track cycling, and modern pentathlon.