DSH - Metropolitan: About the Area
The Department of State Hospitals (DSH) - Metropolitan is located in the suburban residential community of the city of Norwalk, 15 miles east of Los Angeles. Located on 162 park-like acres, the hospital services a catchment area of seven million Los Angeles and two million Orange County residents. The area is rich in resources, cultural opportunity and contemporary entertainment possibilities. To the south are Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm and the marinas and beaches of Huntington, Newport and Laguna. To the west, Palos Verdes and Marina Del Rey offer year-round boating opportunities. The Queen Mary has made her home in nearby Long Beach, scant miles from the unique Ports-of-Call Village in Los Angeles harbor.
Sports fans thrive in the land of year-round athletic events and major league team competition. Music lovers relax during concert season at nearby Greek Theater or enjoy candlelight picnics in the acoustically perfect Hollywood Bowl. Downtown Los Angeles is experiencing a renaissance with its reborn financial district, popular music center, shopping gallerias, stylish Bunker Hill, and the convention center with world class hotels and haute cuisine. Beverly Hills and world famous Rodeo Drive are freeway-close, showcasing international shops and galleries. Star watching on Hollywood Boulevard and at nearby Universal Studios is a favorite pastime.