La Mirada is a city in southeast Los Angeles County, California, United States, and is one of the Gateway Cities. The city is on the border between Orange and Los Angeles Counties.
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.
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. The city is home to one private higher education institution, Biola University.