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Atlantic Boulevard (Los Angeles County)

Atlantic and Whittier Boulevards intersection in East Los Angeles.

Atlantic Boulevard/Atlantic Avenue is a major north-south thoroughfare in eastern Los Angeles County, California.


  • Route 1
    • Freeway crossings 1.1
  • Public transportation 2
    • Bus 2.1
    • Light rail 2.2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The street passes through the cities of Alhambra, Monterey Park, East Los Angeles, Eastside Los Angeles, Commerce, Vernon, Maywood, Bell, Cudahy, South Gate, Lynwood, Compton, and Long Beach.

Atlantic Boulevard starts off as a southerly continuation of Los Robles Avenue at Huntington Drive in northern Alhambra, and ends on East Ocean Boulevard in Downtown Long Beach.[1]Through most of its route from Maywood south, Atlantic travels parallel to the Long Beach Freeway and the Los Angeles River. South of Randolph Street, Atlantic Boulevard becomes Atlantic Avenue, roughly at the city border of Maywood and Bell.

Freeway crossings

Atlantic crosses, with access: Interstate 10, State Route 60, Interstate 5 (Golden State Freeway), Interstate 710 (Long Beach Freeway), State Route 91, Interstate 405 (San Diego Freeway), former State Route 42, and State Route 1 (Pacifc Coast Highway).

It also passes underneath, without freeway access, Interstate 105 (Century Freeway).

Public transportation


Bus service along Atlantic Boulevard between Huntington Drive and Artesia Boulevard is provided by Metro Local line 260 and Metro Rapid line 762. Bus service south of Artesia Boulevard is provided by Long Beach Transit line 61.

Light rail

The Metro Gold Line Atlantic Station is at the intersection of Atlantic Boulevard and Pomona Boulevard in East Los Angeles. It is the southeastern terminus of the Gold Line currently. It connects the East Los Angeles community to Downtown Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Valley, and other Metro rail lines. [2]

See also


  1. ^ Christopher Hawthorne, "Atlantic on the move: As Los Angeles' boulevards reassert their place in the public realm, the transformation along Atlantic offers glimpses of a new city identity taking shape." Los Angeles Times, May 12, 2012.
  2. ^

External links

  • Los Angeles County Parks Department: Atlantic Avenue Park — 570 South Atlantic Boulevard, East Los Angeles.

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