There aren't too many Lowe's in the area, especially if you live in the San Gabriel Valley (SGV). For many this is the closest one. Lowe's carries different brands from Home Depot, so a lot of times you can find some unique and inexpensive materials and equipment here. The best part about this Lowe's is it's in a plaza that's next to a Walmart and many other things, like bookstores, food, clothing stores, and others. So you can get a lot done in one day without driving around everywhere. The only negative is that it's in Pico Rivera where the tax rate as of today is 10.25% which is one of the highest in the nation.