Taking its name from the Spanish word for, ‘Little Hill’, Lomita was found in 1907, when it primarily was primarily an agricultural area and a popular home for retiring sea captains from nearby San Pedro. Lomita is primarily a residential community supported by retail businesses and professional offices. The family-oriented life-style is very important in Lomita.
Lomita is home to the Los Angeles County Library as well as the Los Angeles County Department of Building and Safety.
The City of Lomita provides leisure activities and community services that are aimed at enhancing the quality of life for the residents of the City. Parks and recreation make life better now and in the future by providing:
- Outdoor space to play and exercise
- Facilities for self-directed and organized recreation
- Positive programs for teens and youth which help lower crime and mischief
- City wide special events that celebrate holidays, recognize veterans, and foster neighborly relationships
Lomita is home to the Lomita Railroad Museum dedicated to the education of rail travel, especially, steam engines. http://www.lomita-rr.org/