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La Mirada is a city in southeast Los Angeles County, California, United States, and is one of the Gateway Cities. The city of La Mirada was listed on CNN Money Magazine's "Best Place to Live" list. La Mirada placed 34th on the list, with the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and the Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center as two of its main attributes. It is the home of Biola University, an evangelical Christian institution of higher education. It is also the home of the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. The Elephant Bar restaurant chains offices are located there.
La Mirada (Spanish for The Look) was the creation of two men, Andrew McNally, a printer and mapmaker from Chicago and his son-in-law Edwin Neff. The city received a lot of attention for the fact that it was going to be completely structured and planned out. Referred to as "the Nation's completely planned city" during the early 1950s, the city of La Mirada received a lot of attention from the State Fair. Today, the current population is just over 50,000 with the addition of a new subdivision on the eastern portion of the town.
Public education in a majority of La Mirada is governed by the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, headquartered in neighboring Norwalk. La Mirada has one public secondary school, La Mirada High School.
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