City of Champions is now a city under construction.
With the Los Angeles Rams heading back to town, Inglewood is in the midst of building a new football stadium; high-profile residential, retail and office developments; and three light-rail stations on the next major Metro line.
Throw in a transit-oriented plan to revitalize downtown's historic Market Street and an air of suburbia, and it's not hard to see why this South Bay city is being rediscovered by L.A. home buyers.
Not that anyone ever really forgot Inglewood: This is a city where history has been made - in sports, in aviation and in the Southland's fraught relationship with race, decade after decade.
That history stretches back first to the Native Americans who settled the area around Centinela Springs, and then to the Spanish who displaced them.
It was World War II, and the coming of the defense industry to the South Bay, that jump-started Inglewood's growth from a rural community to a city in its own right.