Downey is a unique community in the heart of Southern California that combines the best of both large and small. An active city of 110,000 people, Downey nevertheless maintains a friendly small town atmosphere. It is a place of pride, history, involvement, and community. Downey is recognized for its centralized location, top medical facilities, quality residential neighborhoods and schools, excellent golf courses, and an unmatched family lifestyle. In fact, Downey has been rated in the top 25% of "100 Best Cities to Do Business in California" by California Business Magazine. Downey's winning formula can be the key to your business success. Come discover Downey, the place where America began its journey to the stars.